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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Halt to killing ordered at Augusta shelter

In response to a flood of phone calls and e-mails, Augusta Animal Services has temporarily stopped euthanizing all but sick and vicious animals at its Mack Lane shelter.

Poll finds Ga. Senate race tied

NEWNAN, Ga. -- David Perdue has effectively erased the lead Jack Kingston had enjoyed in the Republican Senate runoff, according to a survey released Thursday.

Bloodhounds track down drug fraud suspect

Leslie Alan Murphy, 32, was one of 11 suspects identified in an Aiken County investigation into fake drug prescriptions in June.

VA official addresses Augusta concerns

Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, told an Augusta audience today that the top priority is getting veterans off wait lists and then addressing systemic problems.

Police reconstruct toddler's last hours

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The horrific final hours of young Cooper Harris' life were re-created Tuesday by investigators as they continue to build their case against the toddler's father, the Atlanta ...

Indicted in Athens brass duck attack

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted an Athens man who seriously injured another man last year by smashing him in the face with a brass duck.

Plan for new trauma center not welcomed by all

ATLANTA -- Hospital chain HCA's push to have its Augusta hospital designated as a trauma center has unsettled leaders in the state's hospital industry.

Clemson has sold out football season tickets

CLEMSON - Clemson says it's sold out of football season tickets.

Parents charged in toddler hot car death

FLORENCE, S.C. - The parents of a Florence toddler who died earlier this year after being left in a hot car have been arrested and charged with neglect.

Mayor to fight nude Tybee Beach

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - The mayor of Tybee Island says more than 800 people who signed a petition calling for a nude friendly section of beach will need to keep their clothes on as long as he's in office.

Atlanta county studies 17 percent tax hike

ATLANTA - Leaders in one of Georgia's largest counties are debating a proposed 17 percent property tax hike.

Ga. highway closes to move big plane

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - Military officials say parts of Georgia State Route 247 in central Georgia will be temporarily closed as a C-130 airplane is moved.

Millions gain coverage, but Georgia lags behind

Gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year allowed the uninsured rate nationally to drop. But in places such as Georgia that did not expand Medicaid, the uninsured rate remains high, ...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

3 top picks to replace Russell named

Janice Allen Jackson, Stephen Layson and Oscar Rodriguez are Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver's top picks to replace Fred Russell as city administrator.

Suspect crashes stolen car during traffic stop

Deputies are searching for a male suspect accused of stealing a Honda Civic, then wrecking the vehicle after fleeing a routine traffic stop.

Summer demands blood donations

Even as blood donations dry up during the summer months, Grovetown resident Donna Morrow finds the time to give a little bit of herself to the community she lives in.

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.