Augusta school uses hatchery to teach pupils

The hatchery project, funded primarily by private donors and built by volunteers, aims to expose students to the natural world in a way that many children don't get to experience.
By Sean Gruber

Aiken, Edgefield schools closed today

Schools in Aiken and Edge­field counties will be closed Monday because of the heavy rain in South Carolina. Schools in Bamberg District 1 will also be closed Monday.
By Doug Stutsman

SRS internship program opens doors for veterans

Savannah River Remediation has hired veterans through its Veteran Cooperative Program, a new educational opportunity that provides qualifying veterans competitive part-time pay and marketable job experience.
By Wesley Brown

Sand bags filled to help SC

As parts of South Carolina experience historic flooding, sand bags were filled Sunday in Richmond County to assist with disaster relief.
By Doug Stutsman

Teenager's 2003 shooting death still unsolved

Larry L. Drayton, 15, was shot near his apartment on Bahama Drive. Police said investigators were unable to find a weapon or a reason why he was killed.
By Doug Stutsman

The Way We Were: High water

When you live on the banks of the state's largest river in a region known for rainfall, you better have a boat. And maybe a hat.
By Bill Kirby

Community made effort to save iconic oak

We asked your memories of the old Arsenal Oak, the old tree that served as an Augusta College meeting place as well as its logo, before disease forced its removal
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Former restaurant building in Belvedere

The old Edmunds BBQ building has become overgrown with vegetation. The building is open to vagrancy, and the roof has buckled in several places.
By Mike Rosier

Grade your local officials

How would you grade local officials on leadership? Recent events have called into question the leadership of some of the area’s top officials and governmental bodies.
By Travis Highfield

City Ink: Mayor's vehicle request can't get in gear

Mayor Hardie Davis' request for a Ford Explorer to support his staff and transport equipment he uses for presentations wasn't even given lip service before being unanimously rejected at last week's finance committee meeting.
By Sylvia Cooper

Rants & Raves

You know if you vote for him, you're going to have to adopt his hairstyle, right?

Moore: History is forgetful of anesthesia's true maker

Crawford Long developed anesthesia, but since he didn't publish, he lost out to a Boston dentist.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: No more hurricane chasing for me

My wife and I were watching the Wea­ther Channel news about Hurricane Joaquin on Saturday when I casually mentioned I had been in a hurricane … and would rather not do it again.
By Bill Kirby

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SC roads hit hard by powerful storm

COLUMBIA — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo.
By Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins

Columbia streets flooding

COLUMBIA -- The National Weather Service is reporting major flooding in the South Carolina capital, the result of a dangerous rainstorm drenching parts of the East Coast.

3 charged in beating death of Savannah inmate to stand trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A few hours after he went to jail on a domestic violence charge, 21-year-old Mathew Ajibade was found dead in a cell following a violent brawl with deputies that led to him being strapped into a chair wearing handcuffs and leg shackles.
By Russ Bynum

Man shot in 2012 raid still seeking name of officer

RIDGEWAY, S.C. - It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice during a police drug raid. But no one will tell McDaniel who shot him. His lawyer accuses officials of stalling to prevent a lawsuit.
By Jeffrey Collins

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Ed Skinner (pictured here.)
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