Ebola scares find hospitals ready

Both University Hospital and Georgia Regents Medical Center said they were already prepared to use a higher level of personal protective equipment than even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended when it upgraded its standards earlier this week.
By Tom Corwin

Partnerships needed in cyber sectors, NSA director says

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, said the nation's security rests on breaking down bariers between private and government sectors specializing in cyber defense. Rogers spoke Thursday at Georgia Regents University.
By Meg Mirshak

Georgia races close, poll shows

ATLANTA -- The races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate effectively tied, according to a new poll.
By Walter C. Jones

Steroid probe yields arrests

An Augusta man who told police he sold steroids to Richmond County deputies has been arrested but police said there appears to be no truth to the suspect’s claims involving deputy drug use.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Allen targets overregulation in congressional campaign

If elected Nov. 4, Allen plans to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act; eliminate unnecessary regulation burdening farmers; and allow local banks and small businesses to say what practices are best for them through a system of peer reviews.
By Wesley Brown

Fifth Street Bridge bump repaired

The drive over Augusta's Fifth Street bridge got slightly less bumpy Thursday morning - at least for the time being.
By Doug Stutsman

Champions Retreat Golf Club sold

For the first time in its almost 10 years of existence, Champions Retreat Golf Club is no longer locally owned.
By Scott Rouch

Journal gives GRU grad students unique experience

Georgia Regents University's College of Education is ready to publish a new open access online journal geared toward graduate students, offering GRU's younger researchers the opportunity to get their work exposed on a national level.
By Sean Gruber

Faces of Survival: Dana Morris

After battling through two separate bouts of cancer, survivor Dana Morris never takes a moment for granted.
By Lisa Kaylor

Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

The new screening comes on the heels of a decision to funnel all of the travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to one of five airports where CDC and airports are conducting enhanced screening of all these passengers for symptoms of and potential contact with Ebola patients, Dr. Tom Frieden said.
By Tom Corwin

Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

Rants & Raves

You newcomers in Columbia County are going to find out that you cannot afford to pay for these big homes, and sooner or later, you will go back where you came from.

Richmond Academy's finest

The Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame added 10 members during an induction ceremony Thursday night at First Baptist Church of Augusta.
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Kirby: Hiking trails leaves some off path

Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, two of our most accomplished travelers, are still on the road. I know, because they sent postcards from the Washington, D.C., area.

Moore: Mudslinging is nothing new in elections

It’s hard to click on the television without finding horrible things one candidate is saying about another. Lavishly decorated commercials make it seem that only the dregs of society run for office.

Harrell quits, pleads guilty

COLUMBIA - Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has pleaded guilty to six campaign fiance violations and agreed to resign from office.
By Meg Kinnard

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Columbia County health director Carole Davis (pictured here.)
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