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Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Perry brings presidential campaign to Aiken Friday

Former Texas governor Rick Perry will bring his presidential campaign to Aiken on Friday.

Stock turmoil won't affect Augusta, report says

ATLANTA - Ignore the fluctuations in the stock market because the Augusta economy is continuing to grow and add jobs, according to a university forecast released Thursday.

Burke slaying suspect arrested

A 22-year-old is facing a murder charge in connection to a badly decomposed body discovered in Burke County last week.

Fundraising huge for SC Senate candidate

COLUMBIA - When women run for the Senate in South Carolina, they usually have difficulty raising enough cash to campaign across an area that can span several counties.

July unemployment rises for Augusta area

A decrease in jobs in July and a higher number of people seeking work this summer drove up the metro unemployment rate to 7.1 percent.

Legal marijuana crop would be small

ATLANTA - Just 25 acres would be enough space to cultivate all of the marijuana needed to treat the patients in Georgia, a California grower told a state commission Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Pedestrian injured near GRU

A pedestrian was injured after being struck in the crosswalk on Harper Street near Georgia Regents Medical Center emergency room.

Molestation charges for Ga. math teacher

An Appling County High School math teacher has been charged with two counts of child molestation in which the victims were students, Sheriff Benny Deloach said.

Aiken pedestrian struck, killed

An autopsy is scheduled today for a 56-year-old Aiken man killed Tuesday night when he was stuck by a vehicle while crossing the street.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Army cyber general proposes mission to fight global hacks

Speaking at TechNet Augusta's third annual military conference, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon laid the groundwork for a new Army that's concentrated on stopping "hybrid warfare."

Pringle to review school safety measures after school shooting

Richmond County School Superintendent Angela Pringle said she will launch a review following an investigation of the Hornsby Elementary School shooting.

Archery tournament to return to Columbia County

A large archery tournament is expected to return to Wildwood Park next spring.

Temporary outage reported at Waynesboro nuclear site

An electrical problem at an on-site power-generating plant caused a brief outage to the Plant Vogtle 3 and 4 construction sites Tuesday, Georgia Power spokeswoman Ashley Stukes said.

Mitch named Gamecocks starting QB

COLUMBIA - Sophomore Connor Mitch will start at quarterback for South Carolina when it opens the season on Sept. 3 against North Carolina.

Stocks down 200 at the close

U.S. stocks are closing lower this afternoon after falling sharply in the final hour of trading.

Swanee Quintet's Percy Griffin always had a song

Percy Griffin Sr., one of the lead singers for the Swanee Quntet, always had a song in his heart, friends said.

Man sentenced to more than 13 years for child pornography

An Augusta man who exchanged e-mails with strangers discussing how to kidnap and rape little girls was sentenced Tuesday to 160 months - more than 13 years - in prison for possession of child ...

Augusta foreclosures higher in July

Foreclosure activity for the Augusta metro area was higher in July, according to real estate data firm RealtyTrac.

Columbia County might revise pawn law

Columbia County might revise its new ordinance regulating pawn shops and other buyers of used merchandise, after a local lawyer questioned its constitutionality.

Pupil shot at W.S. Hornsby

A third grade female pupil at Hornsby Elementary School was accidentally shot Tuesday morning by another third-grader handling a gun in a classroom.
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