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Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Insurance cut threatens UGA grad students

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia graduate students are waiting to see whether the university will continue to help them pay for health insurance that is mandatory for many graduate students.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Man with gun robs Augusta gas station

A man wearing a black and green ski-mask robbed an Augusta gas station late Wednesday night, fleeing with an unkown amount of cash.

Lawyer withdraws from federal practice

An Augusta attorney who admitted he cheated his former law firm partners voluntarily withdrew his name from the roll of attorneys permitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern ...

Motorcyclist killed in wreck near Grovetown

A motorcyclist was killed about 7 p.m. Wednesday in a wreck at Kettle Creek Drive and Wrightsboro Road near Grovetown.

Confederate flag rally in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota-based group plans to hold a rally in support of the Confederate battle flag at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Caution urged after heavy rains

A flood advisory is in effect and Columbia County officials are urging motorist caution as heavy rains sweep through the area.

Georgia patient tests for plague

ATLANTA -- Public health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of plague in Georgia.

Police looking for Target shoplifters

According to a news release, a man dressed as a woman took two pairs of pants and a purse from the store on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway on Aug. 9, sprayed a guard with tear gas and left without ...

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Fired library chief lacked leadership skills, Lockett says

Fired libraries Director Darlene Price lacked the leadership to ensure employees performed their jobs and exhibited a "lackadaisical" and sometimes "combative" attitude, said Augusta Commission ...

Invasive plants tie up river activity

Invasive aquatic weeds have been headaches in Augusta waterways for years. The problem, Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus said, is that you can kill the plants but they'll always come back.

Commission OKs SPLOST package

The Augusta Commission voted 6-4 this afternoon to approve a $215.5 million SPLOST 7 package that does not include funds for non-government organizations.

Teen charged in armed robbery

Steven Michael Valentin has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

SRS lockdown ends; no danger

Savannah River Site was put on a three-hour lockdown Monday afternoon after a bomb-sniffing dog and an electronic scan of a vendor delivery truck alerted security personnel to examine the vehicle ...

Aiken County schools begin

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Schools began their 2015-16 year on Monday in Aiken County.

Ex-VA manager released on bond again

A three-week stay in jail convinced a former manager at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center that he must obey every condition of bond, Cathedral Henderson told a judge Monday.

Peach Orchard traffic clears

Peach Orchard Road traffic heading toward Augusta now appears cleared up after an early morning snarl.  

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Day captures PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship.

Pardon Our Mess: Missing street lamp

A street lamp is missing at the corner of Seventh and Greene streets, while wires remain visible to pedestrians.

Boil water, Croft Mill Road residents told

Aiken issued a "boil water advisory" this morning for all residents on Croft Mill Road. All roads that intersect with Croft Mill Road, and the Ball Town area of Aiken need to boil their water for ...

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Band releases album of songs inspired by American Civil War

Granville Automatic, a band with roots in Atlanta, is releasing its collection of songs inspired by Civil War battles, part of a related project to film videos of the songs on battlefields across ...
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GRU monkey death raises questions

Georgia Regents University acknowledged in a statement that it has been placed on probation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.
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