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Thursday, May 26, 2016

UGA athletic board approves budget

The Georgia Athletic Association board of directors took the first step of bringing a new football locker room and recruiting room to the west end zone side of Sanford Stadium when it approved $1 ...

Beech Island man wins $150,000 Powerball

The South Carolina Lottery did not release the name of the winner, but said the ticket was purchased at 3 Way Food Mart 13 on Jefferson Davis Highway.

Georgia AD apologizes for Ludacris fallout

Greg McGarity trumpeted the success of a Southeastern Conference record spring game attendance at G-Day on Thursday under first-year coach Kirby Smart, but he also took a moment when addressing ...

Motorcycle passenger dies when horse hit

A motorcycle passenger died Thursday when the motorcycle on which she was riding struck a horse on Interstate 20 in Aiken County.

Trump reaches the number of delegates for nomination

Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Votes in Columbia County pushed Newton win

Eighty-nine votes separated physician Mark Newton and attorney Wright McLeod in Augusta polling.

Voter transport, minority support propelled marshal upset

Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin, said his team took advantage of three weeks of advance voting with a tactic to overcome confusion about the election’s move by the state legislature from November to May.

Death penalty trial for accused priest killer

The man accused of killing a Florida priest in Burke County has been indicted and District Attorney Ashley Wright filed notice this week that she intends to seek the death penalty.

Georgia joins 10 other states in lawsuit over Obama's transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Man sought in Evans parking lot attack

Columbia County authorities are trying to find the man who last week reached into a vehicle window, grabbed its driver by the throat and threatened him outside an Evans Neighborhood Wal-Mart.

Trey Allen keeps commission seat

Trey Allen was victorious over Lee Benedict in round two between the candidates for the Columbia County District 2 seat.

Allen wins big in GOP primary

Congressman Rick Allen easily withstood a Republican primary challenge Tuesday from old rival Eugene Yu with 79 percent of votes.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Anderson, Grzybowski to meet in runoff

Lee Anderson took first place in voting Tuesday for the Republican nomination to an open state Senate seat, forcing him into a runoff with second-place finisher Greg Grzybowski.

Incumbents Fennoy and Williams, Jefferson win Augusta Commission races

Augusta voters retained two incumbents - Bill Fennoy and Marion Williams - and approved a familiar face, Andrew Jefferson, to fill three commission seats in Tuesday elections.

Brown, Flythe win Superior Court races

With most of the votes counted Tuesday evening in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties, Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. easily beat back a challenge by an Augusta attorney.

Former Lakeside coach arrested

Former Lakeside High football coach Jody Grooms and his wife Sharon, were arrested Tuesday on charges of theft by taking, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

All precincts reporting in Richmond County

All precinct, mail-in and absentee ballots have been counted, and the results are in. 

Atlanta gets Super Bowl again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.

Spa attack victim still hospitalized

The victim of a robbery and rape at a Columbia County business remains hospitalized while police search for her attacker.

Atlanta airport gun rule changes

ATLANTA - Starting next month, anyone who accidently brings a gun to the security checkpoint at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will not be protected by a state law and could ...
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