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Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Local veteran: examinations not thorough enough

A majority of the 200 veterans who attended Rep. John Barrow's VA town-hall meeting last month complained the QTC exam center routinely rates local veterans poorly for disability.

Villegas ends drought with Wyndham win

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory since 2010.

Funeral set for Martinez man slain outside church

Services have been announced for a Martinez man fatally shot Thursday night during a carjacking in front of a local church where he and his wife had gone to turn on the sprinkler system.

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Social media takes on portrayal of shooting victim

The social media movement calls attention to incidents of young black men killed or targeted by police and the media's immediate portrayal of the men as thugs rather than victims.

Educators dedicate magnet school

In a small auditorium at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School, educators and community members celebrated all that has been achieved in the school's short history in a building ...

Recycling program awards unearned discounts

The Augusta Chronicle found that the Virginia-based company that runs the city's Recycling Perks program has been inflating household participation records and as a result, cheating local ...

Report: Aging SRS infrastructure needs updates

Federal budget constraints have mounted to more than $1 billion in deferred maintenance costs for Savannah River Site's Cold War-era infrastructure, leading to more expensive future capital ...

Man, 50, shot on Goldfinch Drive

Richmond County sheriff's deputies and investigators are looking for a suspect after a man was shot Saturday morning in the 3600 block of Goldfinch Drive.

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Police identify officer in fatal teen shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of ...

Multi-car crash closes one lane on I-20

Dispatch confirmed Friday evening that a traffic accident has shut down one lane on Interstate 20 eastbound. The accident - which occurred at 9:16 p.m. - involves eight cars.

Structure fire reported in North Augusta

Officials have confirmed that crews have contained a structure fire in North Augusta. Approximately 8:39 p.m., fire crews responded to 1803 Curtis Drive in reference to a blaze.

20-year-old in custody after shooting incident in Richmond County

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody following a shooting incident that injured one person Friday in Richmond County. 

Staffing numbers don't bear out charges of bloat in city government

According to the city’s data, current staffing is below levels from 16 years ago, immediately after consolidation of the city and county, though spending has increased overall 11 percent faster ...

Barrow hold more veterans office hours

The office hours will be held at the Enterprise Mill's Starch Room at 1450 Greene St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Superintendent finalist answers questions

A modest crowd of mostly of CSRA residents, former school system employees and mayor-elect Hardie Davis came out to watch Angela Pringle speak and field questions.

29-year-old causes multiple crashes

A 29-year-old is facing charges after causing multiple car accidents Friday afternoon in Richmond County. 

Rescue organizations holding adoption event

Two local animal rescue organizations will bring dogs and cats from Augusta Animal Services to Petco at 4209 Washington Road in Evans for an adoption event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Still no arrest in fatal hit-and-run

Devontae Sims and Zykeith Harris, both 14, were crossing Gordon Highway around midnight April 12 when they were hit by vehicles that didn't stop.

Thousands in Georgia face questions about insurance applications

The government sent letters to 20,000 people in Georgia that their status on their applications does not match that already on file. Those notified have until Sept. 5 to respond or their coverage ...

Deputy suffers concussion in scuffle

Officers spent more than an hour searching for a suspect after a deputy was struck in the head and suffered a minor concussion.
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Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 102 assaults, four of which was classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 22, occurred on Aug. 17.
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