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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Augusta woman guilty in kids basketball team scam

Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Monica Bussey, 34, to one year incarceration followed by four years on probation.

Fire destroys Evans home, claims family dog

Columbia County fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the interior of a home and claimed a pet Thursday morning in Evans.

Three more arrested in Oregon standoff

The FBI and Oregon State Police say they've arrested three more people connected to the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in a remote Oregon area.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Officials: Georgia trooper shot in Atlanta area police chase

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Georgia state trooper was shot and a driver who led him on a chase in suburban Atlanta was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire Wednesday, authorities said.

Bobby Jones Expressway work might slow commuters

Bobby Jones Expressway roadwork could start disrupting daily traffic routines starting Monday.

Lee Brice concert canceled

The Lee Brice concert scheduled for Feb. 19 at the James Brown Arena has been canceled, but all tickets will be refunded.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Men's mentor summit Saturday

The summit will feature nationally recognized guest speakers to encourage boys and young men, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis said in a news release.

Augusta committee refers animal ordinance revisions to full commission

An Augusta committee divided over what to include in the city's new animal ordinance on Tuesday punted the document to the full commission instead.

Aiken Tech, SRNS announce nuclear certificate program

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions needs operators, and a new certificate program developed in collaboration with Aiken Technical College just might be the thing that will remedy workforce shortages ...

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Blizzard brings much of East Coast to a standstill

A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the ...

Holdup suspects captured

A South Carolina couple has been charged in the Thursday armed robbery of a McDuffie County convenience store.

Northeast Georgia receives up to 8 inches of snow

Forecasters say northeast Georgia saw more snowfall overnight, accumulating up to eight inches of snow in the area.

Wrangler Fun Fest canceled

The Wrangler Family Fun Fest at James Brown Arena scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 is canceled.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Freezing rain falling in parts of SC as storm moves through

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A winter storm left a blanket of snow and a glazing of ice in much of northern South Carolina, but the state appeared to be missing the worst of the weather.

Forecasters expects additional snow in northeast Georgia

ATLANTA - Forecasters say northeast Georgia will continue to experience large amounts of snowfall and ice.

Canadian school shooting leaves four dead

TORONTO — A gunman opened fire at a high school and a second location in an aboriginal community in northern Saskatchewan on Friday, leaving four dead and at least two injured, officials said.

SAT canceled for Evans, North Augusta high schools

Administration of the SAT scheduled Saturday at both North Augusta High School and Evans High School has been canceled. 

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Augusta University brings back the 'A'

On Thursday, Augusta University unveiled its newest branding scheme with a series of "Swag Stops" on its Health Sciences and Summerville campuses.

Weekend light snow possible

Augustans could see snow this weekend, the National Weather Service predicted.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Fatal crash victim was Fort Gordon soldier, officials say

A 32-year-old man who died Monday in a motorcycle accident was a soldier stationed at Fort Gordon, post officials announced Wednesday.
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