iPhone 6 release brings out early campers

Crowds started gathering at Augusta Mall early Friday morning to be first in line to get the new iPhone 6.
By Jenna Martin

Arts in the Heart begins today

Augusta's annual arts festival returns with new additions expected to add a fresh twist on the three-day celebration.
By Meg Mirshak

Judge won't rule again on Project Jackson

A South Carolina judge won't reconsider his ruling in favor of North Augusta's Project Jackson development.
By Meg Mirshak

Macon pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

Dianne Lewis named the Augusta area's resident chaplain of the year.
By Wesley Brown

'Go Downtown' initiative gets mixed reviews

The "Go Downtown" initiative aims to foster a downtown environment that welcomes the college community and creates business for merchants. The event is held every third Thursday of the month during the school year.
By Jenna Martin

Man faces possible indictment on murder, assault charges

Richmond County Civil Court Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen found probable cause existed to send the case against Robert Anderson Jr., 49, to the grand jury.
By Sandy Hodson

Former Fort Gordon soldier killed in Afghanistan

Maj. Michael J. Donahue, who served at Fort Gordon from September 2010 to July 2012, died Tuesday in Kabul of wounds suffered from an enemy attack.

Popular haunted house closed for 2014

The Grovetown-based haunted house, Nightmare Plantation, released a statement on its Web site saying the attraction is taking the year off because of damage from February's ice storm.
By Doug Stutsman

Forum addresses domestic violence

The "Stop the Violence: Honest Conversation" forum at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta let people vocalize their views on domestic violence and police relations in the black community.
By Doug Stutsman

Former commissioner's case remains under review

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct an independent probe.
By Susan McCord

Heritage Academy completes renovations

As Heritage Academy celebrated the $2.5 million worth of renovations to the school, its executive director gave credit to those who helped make it possible.
By Sean Gruber

Rants & Raves

The person ranting that Rick Allen has closed plants and moved jobs to Mexico shows the individual's ignorance. Rick Allen was in the construction business and never closed any plants or moved jobs to Mexico.

Kirby: Woman remembered with Joke of the Day at funeral

Dan Whitfield made my day with this note. “Wanted to share a story about how your Joke of the Day ended up in a funeral service,” he wrote.
By Bill Kirby

GBI probing fatal shooting by police in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A handcuffed man was shot and killed by police Thursday in west Savannah, authorities said, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into it.

Clemson halts mandatory student sex survey

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson says it has suspended a mandatory survey of students the school says was part of a review to prevent sexual discrimination, harassment and assault.

UGA expects enrollment record

ATHENS, Ga. -- Final figures aren't in yet, but the University of Georgia already has set a new enrollment record this year.
By Lee Shearer

Jury won't consider deaths in Georgia salmonella trial

The jury ended its first full day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the trial of former Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell and two others.
By Russ Bynum

Candidates for Ga. governor spar over jobless rate

ATLANTA - An uptick in Georgia's unemployment rate overtook education as the top issue in the governor's race Thursday.
By Kathleen Foody

Across the region

ATLANTA -- Republican Senate nominee David Perdue criticized President Barack Obama for exhibiting weak leadership and not clearly defining a foreign policy Thursday.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)
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