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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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 ...

Update: Shooting victim named

A man found dead in a car wrecked this morning on Old McDuffie Road has been identified.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Many choices will be on ballots

In Richmond County, voters have as many as six nonpartisan choices to make, plus up to four contested Democratic primary contests or six Republican races, depending on the choice of ballot and a ...

SC man charged in teen sex case

Daniel Dewy Boswell, 22, of Townville, was arrested Sunday evening on charges of enticing a child for indecent purposes, obscene telephone contact with a child, electronically furnishing obscene ...

Road work along I-20 in McDuffie expected to slow motorists

Georgia Department of Transportations maintenance crews will be clipping the shoulders along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 from from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Thursday.

Gym credit card thief sought

Columbia County police are seeking a man who used credit cards stolen from a vehicle at a Bobby Jones Expressway gym.

Supreme Court rejects Ga. death sentence

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence handed to a black man in Georgia because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a ...

Man set to enter plea in slaying of wife kills himself

A Grovetown man set to enter a plea to murder charges in the stabbing of his wife killed himself Monday morning. Philip S. West was to enter an Alford plea Monday in Columbia County Superior ...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Suspect sought in attack at Martinez spa

A suspect is sought after two employees of a Martinez spa were attacked Sunday afternoon.

Richmond County May 2016 Sample Ballot

This is a countywide sample ballot, not all races will appear on your individual ballot.

Georgia teen killed at grad party

JACKSON, Ga. - Authorities say a teenage was killed and three other teenagers were injured during a drive-by shooting at a graduation party in central Georgia .

Voters face long ballot

As he seeks election Tuesday to a second term, Augusta Commission member Bill Fennoy readily plugs the new stormwater utility fee as a virtual panacea for many of District 1's ills. At $6.
 
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Former Augusta fire marshal to serve prison term for extortion
Jason Beard is to report to a federal prison on June 30 to begin the sentence imposed for six counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion.
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