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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tractor mishap injures Barnwell councilman

BARNWELL, S.C. -- A Barnwell city councilman was seriously injured this month in a tractor accident.

White Atlanta cop charged in black motorist slaying

ATLANTA - Court records show a white former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot a black motorist has been arrested.

Storm brings flooding, outages

Heavy storms sweeping the Augusta area this afternoon flooded streets, knocked out power and cut off traffic signals.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Historic Augusta proposes 'Woodlawn' district

The district would cover an area bounded by Hick­man Road, Walton Way, Druid Park Avenue and Wrights­boro Road.

Turkish officials say coup plotters being arrested

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish officials said Saturday morning the government had appeared to have repelled an attempted military coup following a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire ...

Blown tire by truck causes collisions

According to Columbia County sheriff's Staff Sgt. Ray Childress, a tractor trailer blew a tire and lost control while traveling East down I-20 around 2:20 p.m.

Aquinas star receiver transferring

Justin Gibbs, one of the area's top receivers, is transferring from Aquinas to Grovetown. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Gibbs had 646 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a junior as the Irish ...

Pence Trump VP pick

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his ...

Williston man dead in shooting

A 35 year old Williston man was pronounced dead Thursday night at the scene of a shooting incident at 519 Morgan St in Aiken

Ga. executes man for beating friend to death

JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia on Friday executed its sixth inmate this year, the most in any calendar year in the state since the death penalty was reinstated four decades ago.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bus tour expected to highlight needs in south Augusta

Mayor Hardie Davis' office wants Augusta commissioners to tour south Augusta, although several say they're already familiar with the area.

Reception to honor area artists showing at Augusta Municipal Building

City of Augusta employees and the public are invited to a Friday reception honoring area artists and their art on display at Augusta Municipal Building.

Truck slams into revelers in Nice, at least 80 dead

NICE, France — A truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday in what some ...

Trump postpones VP announcement, citing France attacks

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick Thursday night following a day of rampant speculation, citing the "horrible attack" in Nice, France, that ...

Vehicles found in Augusta Canal

The draining of the Augusta Canal this week for maintenance turned up a surprise Thursday. Two cars - both Hondas - were found in the canal near Sibley Mill.

Suspects sought in $6,000 theft

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in identifying three suspects linked to the theft of more than $6,000 worth of cell phones and iPods from the Wal-Mart on Deans ...

Update; Peach Orchard ramp open

The Peach Orchard Road on-ramp to westbound Bobby Jones Expressway blocked due to over overturned tractor trailer has reopened.

Dollar General holdup suspect charged

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the Tuesday armed robbery of Dollar General on Deans Bridge Road.

Mickelson shoots 63 at Troon

TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

FCC settlement ends Augusta TV fight

Media Gene­ral will pay $700,000 to settle a Fed­e­ral Communications Com­­mis­sion investigation of its actions to try to stop corporate rival Schurz Commu­nications ...
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Fingers pointed as properties avoid taxation
Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.