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Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Students react to name change

Take a few steps onto Augusta University and its hard to miss the growing excitement surrounding the new name.

Questions surround Jaguar athletics after change to school name

When the University System of Georgia Board of Regents changed the Georgia Regents University name on Tuesday morning, athletics personnel were left wondering about particulars.

Lincoln County one of four area ranked Georgia teams

Lincoln County football is ranked for the first time since 2013.

Ex-coroner gets 3-year sentence for theft

Former Richmond County coroner Grover Tuten was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and ordered to pay $9,800 in restitution.

Regents make it Augusta University

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted Tuesday morning to rename the school.

Atlanta firm buying WAGT-TV in Augusta

Gray Television Inc., announed that it reached an agreement to buy all the television and radio stations of Schurz Communications Inc. for approximately $442.5 million, including WAGT-TV, which is ...

I-20 work near bridge to slow traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation will replace Interstate 20 slabs on the westbound side between the Savannah River and Augusta Canal beginning today.

Lawmakers question lotto share

ATLANTA - Legislators seeking more revenue for the HOPE Scholarship probed Lottery Corporation executives Monday about cutting costs or reducing prizes.

Wounded SC deputy stands for ceremony

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - A Berkeley County sheriff's deputy wounded earlier this year in Moncks Corner has joined his fellow deputies in being sworn in under their new sheriff.

Missing SC woman found naked, dead

CHESTER, S.C. - Authorities in Chester County are investigating the death of a missing woman who was found dead without clothes near her home

Ga. man killed girlfriend, cops say

ATHENS, Ga. - A Madison County man has been accused of murdering his girlfriend at their home.

Skeleton found near Atlanta

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Police investigating a car theft ring unexpectedly discovered human skeletal remains behind an apartment complex south of Atlanta.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Kirby: Wish 100-year-old 'Card Lady' happy birthday

Elease Slaughter will turn 100 on Sept. 21, so why not join me and her family and friends at Silver Bluff Missionary Baptist Church and St. John Towers in recognizing her with a birthday card?

Source says vote on GRU name coming

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to meet Tuesday morning and on its agenda is "GRU Update" from Chancellor Hank Huckaby.

Teen's murder conviction affirmed

The state's highest court determined that the murder conviction and sentence imposed on Lacy Aaron Schmidt was fair for the Jan. 31, 2011, slaying of Alana Calahan.

2 wounded in shootout near Atlanta airport

RIVERDALE, Ga. - Authorities say two people were wounded by gunfire during a shootout between two groups of people along a road in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase.

Area 9-11 events scheduled

Several communities in the greater Augusta area will hold 9/11 remembrance events today to honor the fallen public safety officers and those killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

R.E.M. irked at Trump music

R.E.M. took issue with the Republican presidential contender using its song "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" as intro music while walking on stage to speak at an ...

Woman injured after being hit by truck in Martinez

An Augusta woman was hit by a pickup truck and critically injured while running along a Martinez road.
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