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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Soldier awarded Purple Heart

Army Sgt. Beth VanVleet received a Purple Heart Friday for injuries sustained during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.

Augusta coalition urges support of Paine College

Augusta's Interfaith Coalition is imploring the community to make a drastic financial show of support for Paine College as the school attempts to regain fiscal stability and resolve accreditation ...

Bond denied for robbery suspect

A man involved in a fatal kidnapping nearly 13 years ago was denied bond Friday on new charges filed in a recent robbery attempt that left the victim with gunshot and knife wounds.

Annual Aiken Lobster Race to take year off

The annual Aiken Lobster Race has been postponed until 2016, according to a post Friday afternoon on its Facebook Page.

Warrenville man crashes car into building, charged with DUI

A Warrenville man has been charged with DUI after crashing into the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center early Friday.

Jaguars' Crump finding a groove

Georgia Regents sophomore guard Keith Crump is starting to get in a groove on the court, one of the main reasons for his team's 11-game winning streak.

Three arrested in Aiken County EBT fraud

Three people were arrested Thursday when Aiken County authorities concluded a six-month investigation into EBT fraud at a Warrenville store.

Georgia National Guard forming cyber team

The Georgia National Gaurd was selected to establish a cyber protection team as part of the Army's efforts to boost its ranks protecting cyberspace.

Georgia Power's Vogtle expansion costs increase

Georgia Power Co. told state regulators Friday that its share of capital construction costs for the Plant Vogtle expansion has risen $246 million, and it asked for approval of completion dates 18 ...

Baseball bat attack leads to revoked probation, prison time

James Bush, 52, has been indicted on the new charge of aggravated assault for attacking John Morrison with a baseball bat on Oct. 6

Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Two Aiken County sheriff's K-9s die

Sampson, a 12-year-old bloodhound, was euthanized after battling cancer, and 5-year-old Nico was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Officials tout "great year" for University

Despite "stress" all hospitals are facing from increasing financial pressures, University Hospital had a "great year," officials said.

Warning issued for phone scam

Two Richmond County residents were victims of a phone scam this week that defrauds people by tricking them into paying money to avoid arrest for false claims that they missed jury duty.

Parkway's extension to bring address changes

About 100 homes, 65 apartments, 25 businesses and six churches along Old Petersburg and Old Evans roads could be forced to take new addresses when the Georgia Department of Transportation ...

RCSO investigating theft of Augusta National photos, James Brown autographs

An Augusta woman says thousands of dollars' worth of James Brown autographs and Augusta National Golf Club photographs were stolen from her rental property.

Law enforcement seizes thousands in Wadley raid

An eight-month investigation resulted in law enforcement seizing drugs, vehicles and currency Thursday in Wadley.

RCSO warns of robberies targeting delivery drivers

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is warning businesses of a recent trend of armed robberies to fast-food delivery drivers.

Man gets prison for stalking

A man under two different court orders to stay away from an Augusta woman was convicted of aggravated stalking for continuing to harass her.

Country rapper to play Masters Week event

In 2008, Ford released his debut album, Ride Through the Country, which included the singles "No Trash in My Trailer" and "Cold Beer."
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