Children receive free dental care

The annual Give Kids A Smile event, which provides free dental care for underserved children, helped more than 100 children Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Pipeline bill would bar land grabs

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina lawmakers are working to remove any power that Kinder Mor­gan might have to use eminent domain to take land from those unwilling to sell.
By Sarita Chourey

2 inmates face murder charges in 2002 case

Two Georgia inmates nearing possible parole for their role in the 2002 kidnapping and assault of an Evans man later found dead now face murder charges in South Carolina.
By Valerie Rowell

89-year-old suspect in hospital shooting dies

Charles W. Gorrell, who was accused of killing a relative at University Hospital in 2012, died Friday morning, attorneys said.
By Sandy Hodson

T.W. Josey invites speakers for Black History Month

Each week this month, a prominent African-American from the Au­gusta community will lead an assembly at the school. The Rev. Charles Goodman, of Tabernacle Baptist Church, was the guest speaker Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Bond granted in fatal shooting outside liquor store

Kevin Antwan Williams is accused in the Jan. 11 shooting of James Sims III in the parking lot of the Kis­singbower Package Shop.
By Sandy Hodson

Home hit by lawsuits files for bankruptcy

Amara Healthcare and Re­habili­tation has repeatedly rated "below average" and been the defendant in several wrongful death lawsuits.
By Sandy Hodson

Early numbers show Georgia road deaths down in January

In January, 108 people died on the state's roads, down from 121 in the same month last year, according to Harris Blackwood, the director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
By Walter C. Jones

Feagin to run for Aiken County Council

Danny Feagin, a Burnettown councilman for the past eight years, has announced his candidacy for the Ai­ken County Council's District 3 seat to replace the retiring LaWana Mc­Kenzie.
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Rants & Raves

Rave for Rob Pavey's article about woodcocks. The picture with the dog caught my eye. The article was very interesting and well-written. I love the ending.

Kirby: Son enters low-key world of grown-up birthdays

We attempted to sing "Happy Birthday"; he attempted to enjoy it. Neither effort was all that successful.
By Bill Kirby

SC lawmakers look at night use of golf carts

COLUMBIA - The long-running fight to legalize nighttime golf cart travel in South Carolina may seem to have gone dormant, but it's still alive.
By Sarita Chourey

Report finds SC workers make less, pay more for health benefits

COLUMBIA - A report on state workers' salaries shows they're underpaid compared with their counterparts in other states and local governments within South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox

Study: Georgia tobacco control efforts flunk

ATLANTA -- Georgia received three F's and one C in the latest American Lung Association assessment of states' tobacco control efforts, released this week.
By Andy Miller

Ga. hospital CEO arrested

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - The CEO of a north Georgia hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescription painkillers.

Notable area deaths of 2015

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