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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CRCT school level results released

Elementary and middle school students in both Richmond and Columbia County continue to perform well in language arts but Richmond County students but fall short in math and science.

Man sought on molestation charge

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has obtained warrants for Benjamin Warren Evans, 29, charging two counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated child molestation and family violence ...

OSHA investigating fatal fall

Chester Wright died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a June 24 fall at Kellogg's.

SC cops say woman disappeared to avoid law

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - Police say a missing North Carolina woman faked her disappearance to avoid going to court on criminal charges.

Ga. energy use up; individual use drops

ATLANTA -- The amount of energy individual Georgians use continues to decline while overall demand rose, according to a recent state report that also shows more energy is used for transportation ...

Atlanta cops probe shopping center attacks

ATLANTA - Police are investigating the beating and robbery of a woman in the middle of the day in the parking deck of an Atlanta shopping center.

Panel to study Winthrop president pay

COLUMBIA- A state commission is slated to consider increasing the salary of Winthrop University interim president Debra Boyd.

3 hurt in SC prison fight

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. - Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Holdup suspects sought

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for four suspects following an armed robbery at an area apartment complex Tuesday.

Contributions pour in prior to District 6 runoff

Newspaper publisher Ben Hasan led the May 20 election and out-raised second-place finisher Bob Finnegan in the latest campaign financial reports.

$5,000 reward offered in robbery case

On July 7, two victims were held at gunpoint at the BP gas station on 2061 Gordon Highway.

Deal pushes for marijuana drug trials at GRU

Georgia children with difficult to treat seizures will get access to a marijuana-derived oil in a clinical trial through Georgia Regents University perhaps as soon as this month, or at least by ...

Rescue co-founder makes accusations against shelter

A co-founder of an animal rescue says that at least one diseased puppy died after the Augusta Animal Services director refused to allow his group to bring it to a veterinarian.

Columbia County wreck injures 4

The driver of a Lexus sedan lost control going around a curve on South Old Belair Road and knocked down a telephone pole before crashing into the side of a parked semi truck.

Augusta man wants to withdraw guilty plea

An Augusta man who pleaded guilty to his role in prostituting a teenage girl told a judge Tuesday he's really not guilty.

'Get On Up' tickets on sale today

The star and director of the James Brown movie bio will walk the red carpet at its Augusta premiere, according to the Godfather of Soul's daughter, and a limited number of tickets for the event go ...

Noise alert: Explosives training at Fort Gordon

The 202nd Explosive Ordnance and Disposal Unit will conduct routine demolition training Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to dusk.

More arrests made in Saturday shooting

Richmond County sheriff's officials said two juveniles also have been charged in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old boy outside Jimmy John's on Agerton Lane.

Kimberly-Clark workers win $1 million Powerball prize

One of the 14 winners, David Adams, of Warrenville, told South Carolina lottery officials he and the others formed the Process Specialist Retirement Fund with hopes of hitting it big.

Meeting on marijuana drug held

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and the British manufacturer of a marijuana-derived drug met today at Georgia Regents University to discuss the possibility of clinical trials of the company's ...