Junior hunter trial held in Thomson

A junior field hunter trial, a qualifier for the national championship, was held in the Southeast for the first time Monday at Belle Meade Hunt in Thomson.
By David Lee

Augusta storm fee funds eyed for beautification

A gateway beautification effort seeks part of the $14 million to be generated when Augusta imposes a stormwater utility fee next year.
By Susan McCord

Record rains not enough to lift Thurmond Lake from drought status

The low-pressure rain system that produced record flooding in South Carolina this month was nearly enough to lift all three reservoir lakes in the Upper Savannah River basin from drought conditions.
By Wesley Brown

Pigskin surprise injures man, lawsuit claims

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for injuries an Augusta man says he sustained when he snacked on a bag of Papa Tubs Old Fashioned Wash Pot Style Pork Skins that he claims contained a hoof.
By Sandy Hodson

SRS contractor installs cost-saving pump design

Two new commercial mixing pumps have been installed in radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site as part of a cost-saving initiative for the U.S. De­partment of Energy, according to a federal contractor.
By Wesley Brown

4 Olde Town houses targeted for demolition

Rick Keuroglian, the director of City Hope Alliance, the Christian-based nonprofit overseeing a collaborative effort to raze dilapidated properties, said his team is finalizing plans and raising money to fund its next demolition at 609 Sibley St.
By Wesley Brown

Fire prevention bureau gets new leader

Capt. John Caran, a fire employee since 1990, is overseeing Augusta's fire prevention bureau after Fire Marshal Jason Beard's indictment on extortion charges last week.
By Susan McCord

If tax referendum fails, will property taxes go up?

It's possible, but the resulting revenue wouldn't come close to the funds generated by the penny tax.
By Susan McCord

Cyber summit draws officials from CIA, FBI

Some of the government's top minds in cyber security will be in Augusta this week for the Cyber Education Summit at Augusta University.

Legal lines drawn over judges' filing in probation suit

The state’s private probation controversy has sparked a secondary battle before the Georgia Supreme Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Senator pushes bill to shorten session

COLUMBIA - Aiken Sen. Tom Young has repeatedly tried to convince his colleagues to shorten the legislative session, but this time, the Republican believes support is building.
By Sarita Chourey
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Rants & Raves

One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all have to take off our shoes at airports. Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine and we've passed no laws to regulate firearms. That is outrageous.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The perfect pumpkin

Kayla Danko, 4, picks out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.
By Michael Holahan

Ga. college student arrested after threat

OXFORD, Ga. - A student from Emory University's Oxford College is facing charges after allegedly posting a threat on social media to shoot up the school.

SC boy, 2, finds gun, shoots grandma

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police say a 2-year-old South Carolina boy found a gun in the car he was riding in and shot his grandmother in the back.

SC recovering, Gov. Haley says

COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the state is moving away from an emergency mode and into a recovery mode to deal with massive flooding earlier this month.

Kirby: Rainy days are challenge when dogs need to go

For two weekends now I have struggled with a family problem: When you get days of steady rain, how do you let your little house dogs outdoors to relieve themselves?
By Bill Kirby

SC reopens I-95 southbound lanes

CHAPIN, S.C. - As the worst of the floodwaters that roared through South Carolina washed out to sea, Gov. Nikki Haley and other officials said Monday it is time to start recovering instead of reacting to the ongoing emergency.
By Meg Kinnard and Jeffrey Collins
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