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Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Paine to remain accredited, alleges bias

Paine College will remain accredited and on probation after reaching an agreement with its accrediting body after the college filed a lawsuit Monday morning.

Grovetown woman claims fake sex ad posted on Craigslist

After viewing the ad, she learned someone had posted on it her Facebook photo and cell phone number.

Two Columbia County juveniles claim "clown" harrassment on social media

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was contacted on two occasions in the past week by juveniles who claimed they were harassed by clowns on social media.

Paine files federal lawsuit to keep accreditation

Paine College has filed a federal lawsuit over accreditation decision.

Man jailed in Evans High thefts

A man who two years ago ran for a Richmond County school board seat is facing theft charges after Columbia County deputies say he took several athletic jerseys from Evans High School.

Gas shortages popping up

Lines formed at some gas stations Monday morning as Augustans found themselves on a hunt for fuel.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Details few in 1995 homicide

Aiken County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Eula Helen Street in Gloverville on April 2, 1995 where they found Paul Edward Griffin, 58, dead in his home.

Pardon our Mess: Furniture mess after eviction

Furniture and other belongings were strewn by vandals across a yard and sidewalk on Greene Street after a Sept. 8 eviction.

Truex rallies to win NASCAR Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. - Martin Truex Jr. shot to the front after a late re-start and pulled away to give his small Furniture Row Racing team the lead in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with ...

Aiken fire victims identified

The two bodies found Friday morning after a house fire in Aiken County have been identified.

Riverfront music venue still low on shows

The 26-year-old Jessye Norman Amphitheater isn't included in current downtown renovation plans.

Agency makes changes to physical training testing

The Richmond County Sher­iff's Office is adjusting its physical training assessment to account for an officer's age and sex.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Boy, 4, drowns at Wildwood Park

A 4-year-old Augusta boy drowned Saturday at Wildwood Park in Columbia County.

Paine College to sue after losing accreditation appeal

Paine said it will ask a federal judge to prevent the accreditation ruling until the conclusion of a lawsuit, and “is hopeful that the court will enter such an order in the next few days.”

Glascock accident kills man, 53

A Sandersville man was killed in Glascock County Friday afternoon when his pickup truck left the road and crashed into a wooded area off the 8000 block of Sand Hill Road.

Accident kills Warren woman

A Warren County woman died and others were injured after a traffic accident Friday.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Irish force miscues to defeat Cavaliers

Aquinas forced five turnovers and used a bruising ground game to defeat Mount de Sales 27-14 on Friday night.

Nude sunbather seen near Ga. school

ATHENS, Ga. -- A naked sunbather sparked a manhunt Thursday in Oconee County.

Georgia governor acts after gas pipeline shut down

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and the leaders of two other Southern states are lifting restrictions on the number of hours that truck drivers delivering fuel can work, hoping to prevent shortages.

Man accused of killing elderly priest pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing an elderly priest in Burke County entered a not guilty plea Friday.
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