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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

School board members take service oaths

Augusta resident Charlie Hannah and incumbent Board Chairwoman Venus Cain were among those sworn in as Richmond County Board of Education members.

Hyde Park residents get relocation funding

The Augusta Commission voted 10-0 to use $2.8 million in sales taxes specifically for the Hyde Park relocation effort.

Darius Rucker records song inspired by local family

The Simkins family inspired a song recorded by singer Darius Rucker. The song was released online as a holiday promotion for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Sony hackers threaten theaters showing 'The Interview'

The group Guardians of Peace warns people to avoid theaters showing "The Interview," invoking the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in its latest data dump.

Flu is here with unusual symptoms

Flu is definitely widespread in Georgia, which means it has appeared in more than half the counties in the state. On the scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest level of intensity for ...

Man sentenced for Family Dollar robbery

Saintwain R. Roberts, 25, was sentenced to six years and five months in prison for his role in the Oct. 10, 2013, robbery of the Family Dollar on Central Avenue.

Officials urge caution while shopping during holidays

Police are asking the public to be cautious while doing holiday shopping to avoid becoming the victim of a crime. ATMs and parking lots are prime locations for crooks.

Empty Stocking Fund donations

Previously acknowledged $74,079.94 In honor of William, Gray, Lee,Jr., Mary Ellis, Alden and Benjamin $300 In memory of Mrs.

Aquinas, Washington County drop from No. 1 in final football rankings

After playoff losses, Aquinas and Washington County dropped from the No. 1 spots.

Library returns Nativity scene after outcry

A Nativity scene on the reception desk at the library was removed last week after the director of the Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System deemed it inappropriate. Now, it's ...

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Georgia Avenue reopens after man barricades himself in car

Parts of Georgia Avenue and Center Street were closed for nearly 90 minutes after a man was threatening to harm himself near the 13th Street Bridge in North Augusta.

Hyde Park project back on commission agenda

A decades-old issue won't evade Augusta's outgoing mayor and three commissioners at the final meeting of 2014. The agenda features several items related to the beleaguered Hyde Park relocation ...

GRU women come out flat in loss to Coker

After his team came out flat Saturday in a loss at Clark Atlanta, Georgia Regents coach Nate Teymer didn't expect a repeat.  The only thing his team has now is basketball.

Goodale House case transferred to State Court

An investor's fight to maintain ownership of Augusta's Goodale House has been sent to a higher court after the  businessman questioned whether a judge could remain impartial.

Richmond schools accepting magnet applications

The Richmond County school system is ready to accept applications for magnet schools and special programs, organizing open houses so student can investigate their options.

Families flock to holiday tree farms

Kathy Medcalfe breathed in the fresh smell of Christmas trees Wednesday while the pros - her two young sons - cut down the tree that would soon light up their home. "I love that smell," she said ...

Ga. cheeses recalled after possible contamination

Some of the products were made at Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro. Department of Agriculture will be checking to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

Augusta Bar Foundation awards grants

The Augusta Bar Foundation handed out $22,000 in grants Monday to local organizations focused on helping at-risk youth in Augusta.

Homeless man charged with break-ins

A homeless man has been charged with break-ins that occurred this year, including some at an Augusta church.

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Christmas Eve storm possible

ATLANTA - Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve.
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