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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Bands announced for Kid Rock concert

Officials have announced the three bands that will join Kid Rock on stage for the MASH (Music for Action Service Hope) concert in October.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Second giant shipment to travel area roads

A 371,000-pound pump house will leave Midway at 8 p.m. Thursday to begin a tactical route through Jenkins, Burke and Richmond counties. according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Woman had been drinking before leaving child in car

Latoya Louise Bell had been drinking prior to leaving an 8-month-old child alone for hours in a hot vehicle, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Veteran's wife sues over medical care

The wife of a military veteran who went into kidney failure less than two weeks after being prescribed a medication at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has filed a lawsuit ...

Mayor's column copied others' work

Mayor Hardie Davis said "contributors" who helped him write a recent Sunday column caused him to claim others' work as his own.

Gunpowder residue on bills triggered SRS lockdown

A U.S. Engery Department spokeman said investigators determined that before a Coca-Cola delivery truck arrived at SRS on Aug. 17, it made a stop at a gun manufacturer in Jackson to refill and cash ...

Nunez to start at QB for Gamecocks

Another week, another new starting quarterback at South Carolina. Getting the call: freshman Lorenzo Nunez.

Augusta foreclosures higher in August

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

I-20 motorists warned of large load

A 383,000 pound turbine rotor will be moving through the Augusta area Wednesday on Interstate 20 on its way to Savannah.

Woman shot in mouth outside store

SMYRNA, Ga. - Police were searching for a suspect who shot a woman in the mouth during a robbery outside a shopping center in Cobb County, just outside Atlanta.

Shark attacks Ga. boy in Florida

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- Josh Bitner Jr. was playing Sunday in the waist-deep surf off Fernandina Beach when he yelled to his parents to show them a big seashell, and "something grabbed my leg ...

Savannah man saves dog from alligator attack

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- It started out as a typical morning for Savannah resident David Quarterman and his three Labrador retrievers, but quickly turned into something out of a Hollywood horror film.

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Man dies after crash into canal; driver charged

A 22-year-old Beech Island man died after a traffic accident early Sunday in which a pickup ended up in the Augusta Canal. The driver has been charged, police say.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Phoenix freeway shooting suspect: 'I'm the wrong guy'

A landscaper who is the suspect in a series of Phoenix freeway shootings told a judge Saturday that authorities have "the wrong guy" and he hasn't even been in possession of a gun for two months.

Georgia police officer shot at gas station

ATLANTA — Police have released the identity of the police officer who was shot and wounded at a gas station in suburban Atlanta.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

GOP's Scott Walker coming to Aiken County

Aiken County residents accustomed to recent visits from Republican presidential candidates will get to meet another on Sept. 26 when Scott Walker is scheduled to appear at Bobby's BBQ in ...

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.
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