New renderings of proposed stadium released

Augusta GreenJackets fans could catch a long home run ball from the Savannah River if North Augusta's plans for a riverfront stadium survive litigation pending in South Carolina Supreme Court.
By Susan McCord

New Augusta VA director named

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed a new director for Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, with the hope that stable leadership can restore credibility to the hospital.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta man shot at by GRU officer on trial

The first of two young men shot at by a Georgia Regents University police officer could learn today whether a jury believes he committed a series of crimes before and after the shots were fired.
By Sandy Hodson

Airport growth remains flat

More than 530,000 passengers traveled through Augusta Regional in 2014, just 851 more than the previous year, according to statistics provided by the airport.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS waste shipment delays to continue

Recovery work at an underground government repository in New Mexico continues as the U.S. Department of Energy aims to resume limited operations early next year.
By Meg Mirshak

Train wreck leaked acid

MARTIN, S.C. - Hydrochloric acid leaked from a breached railcar Tuesday in Allendale County, CSX officials said today.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Funding for homeless down slightly

Federal funding for local homeless programs decreased by $552 this year compared to 2014, which community leaders hope to offset in the future by expanding the city's homeless count into south Augusta.
By Wesley Brown

Aiken Tech best in SC system

Aiken Technical College leads the 16-school technical college system in South Carolina with an achievement rate that approaches near-total student placement.
By Sarita Chourey

GRU-UGA dean stepping down

ATHENS, Ga. -- Barbara Schuster, the first and only dean of the Athens branch campus of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, will be stepping down in May.
By Lee Shearer

Man charged with child molestation

An Augusta man is facing charges after he made sexual comments and showed pornography to two teenage girls, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Columbia County approves rezoning plan, grants waivers

Columbia County School Board trustees approved a massive school rezoning plan that could affect up to 200 Greenbrier High School students who will be moved to the Lakeside High School zone.
By Valerie Rowell

Rants & Raves

If all the criminals comply with police instructions, they won't get shot.
Bill Kirby

Speakers had a lot to say about some elected Augustans

It’s always a good day to find out something you didn’t know, and that was me on Saturday.
Glynn Moore

Chicken or egg? It's hard to tell what to believe

Though I’m not sure what turtle tastes like – tastes like chicken, right? – I didn’t want to think I had been slurping turtle noodle soup all the times I had the sniffles.
John Gogick

News, good and bad, is our business

And then there is that four-letter word that sets our day apart: News. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Breaking news and news that breaks your heart.

Ga. lawmaker wants history books to highlight America

ATLANTA -- The conservative senator who led last year's fight against the Common Core school standards is again out front in another battle over coursework, this time saying it downplays what's special about the United States.
By Walter C. Jones

Slain couple known for charity

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South
By Russ Bynum and Ray Henry

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harrell Tiller  (pictured here.)
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What you pay at pump may change

ATLANTA - House leaders released the outline Wednesday of a plan they say will boost funding for transportation by $1 billion without raising taxes, although legislators and lobbyists who heard it ...
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