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Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Wreck closes parts of Walton Way

A 3-vehicle wreck has closed portions of Walton Way near West Lake Forest.

Feds reduce 29 Ga. hospitals' funding

The federal government is cutting payments to 29 Georgia hospitals for high levels of infections and patient injuries in the facilities.

Cops kill DeKalb gunman

DECATUR, Ga. - Police say a man threatened to kill the police officers who surrounded his house outside Atlanta and shot at them, vehicles and houses from an upstairs bedroom window.

Storms head toward Georgia

ATLANTA - Forecasters say the potential for severe thunderstorms will be greatest today in parts of western and south Georgia -- an area south and west of Macon that includes the Columbus area.

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Deputy drew gun during Christmas party, complainant says

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has asked the GBI to investigate claims that the chief deputy drew his gun during an altercation at a Christmas party.

Thomson man accused of killing wife

A 25-year-old Thomson man was arrested Monday, accused of killing his wife over the weekend.

Sheriff's nephew gets 5-year sentence in marijuana case

A nephew of Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle who was caught with 20 pounds of marijuana was sentenced to five years in prison.

No new TB cases at Westside

As tuberculosis testing appraches conclusion at Westside High School no other case of the disease has been found.

Community leaders gather to pray for peace, unity

City leaders and ministers of Christian and Islamic faiths gathered to call for "peace, unity and justice" one month after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer.

Reports: Bobo will take Colorado State job

Longtime Georgia assistant football coach Mike Bobo is making the leap to taking over a program of his own.

Allegations led to NAACP chief's ouster

Thirteen years after sexual harassment and rape allegations first surfaced against former Augusta NAACP president Charles Smith, 2014 was the year they caught up to him.

SC seeks hockey mask thief

COLUMBIA- Authorities are looking for a man they say has robbed 16 businesses in the Midlands in a month while wearing a hockey mask.

Harrell Tiller, longtime political figure, dies

Harrell S. Tiller, 89, former Richmond County commissioner and school board member, has died.

Christmas Eve storm possible

ATLANTA - Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve.

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

North Korea could return to terror list

President Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism after acts of "cybervandalism" against Sony and "The Interview."

Gold 'grill' stolen, pawned

Police say someone stole a set of 10-karat gold teeth caps this month and later pawned the "grill" for $25.

You remembered: Broad St.Christmas

Editor's note: Last week we asked your remembrances of Christmas when all the stores were on Augusta's Broad Street.

The Way We Were: Fort Gordon

Many -- both well-known and not -- have served at Fort (or Camp) Gordon over the years.

Pardon Our Mess: Walton Way light pole

Swanny Lee, the owner of the gas station, says the light pole was hit by a truck on July 11, 2013, and that she contacted the Richmond County Sheriff's Office then.

Empty Stocking Fund donations

Previously acknowledged: $98,294.94
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City inspectors look to demolish Goodale House

Rob Sherman, director of Augusta's License and Inspection Department, said his staff plans to ask a State Court judge in early 2015 to order the endangered property, which was built in 1799 and is ...
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