Girl's rare syndrome a challenge for Evans family

Despite all of the life changes she's made up to this point, Rhoda Ross-Williams considers none of them as sacrifices. They have all been strategic steps she has taken to manage her daughter Rachelle's Prader-Willi syndrome.
By Tracey McManus

Bayvale students, teachers ready for summer break

Bayvale Elementary School buzzed with barely repressed energy during the last day of school Friday, with many students only slightly able to contain their enthusiasm for the vacation ahead.
By Sean Gruber

Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

A 14th civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the private probation company Sen­tinel Offender Services, this time in the U.S. District Court’s Brunswick Division.
By Sandy Hodson

City officials amazed by Albany's riverfront efforts

A small Augusta contingent visited downtown Albany, Ga., on Friday to examine the city's effort to capitalize on its most famous native son.
By Susan McCord

VA, local nonprofit announce partnership

The deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Af­fairs announced Friday a collaboration with the Augusta-based veteran care organization America's War­rior Partnership that he said will help advance the agency's new strategy for improving patient care.
By Meg Mirshak

Delegation to meet with GBI about crime lab complaints

Members of the local legislative delegation and the Augusta Com­mission are expected to attend a meeting with Georgia Bureau of In­vestigation officials next month to share their grievances on the slow processing of toxicology reports.
By Travis Highfield

Superintendent says collaboration essential to success

Despite many challenges, Richmond County Superintendent Angela Pringle said she has accomplished many of her goals for the year through "collaborative efforts" with current and former employees.
By Sean Gruber

Harlem High graduates 122

Columbia County's first 2015 high school graduates walked the stage in Harlem on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Investigation into Allendale train derailment continues

An FBI spokesman said Friday an investigation into a train derailment in Allendale County is ongoing nearly four months after the incident.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bartram Trail to receive $100,000 for improvements

The Bartram Trail's Petersburg Trailhead is receiving more than $100,000 worth of improvements, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
By Doug Stutsman

Grovetown pilot dies in Kentucky crash

A Columbia County man has been identified as the pilot killed when his small plane crashed Thursday in rural Kentucky.
By Steve Crawford

Rants & Raves

To those music fans who thought about going to see John Fogerty and didn't, you messed up.

Memorial Day closings

The following closings have been announced for the Memorial Day holiday:

Memorial Day Events

The following events are scheduled for Memorial Day celebrations

Where you live

Children play in cooling mist Friday at Lake Olmstead Stadium during the Augusta GreenJackets game against the Asheville Tourists.
By Chris Thelen

Georgia man with gun turns tables on carjacking suspect

Atlanta police say a would-be carjacker ended up getting held at gunpoint by his intended victim.

Georgia state trooper shoots traveler after traffic stop

TIFTON, Ga. - A traffic stop on a south Georgia freeway Friday morning ended with a state trooper shooting a passenger after getting into a confrontation with him as the driver was being taken into custody.

Prosecutor to seek indictment in jail death of Savannah man

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Pro­se­cutors plan to seek a criminal indictment next month in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail.

Across Georgia

MACON, Ga. - The death of a 4-year-old girl who was found with the cord to a set of blinds wrapped around her neck has been ruled a homicide.
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