Extremely low-income families struggle to find homes

Extremely low-income families in Augusta and Aiken have a harder time finding housing than renters nationwide, while Columbia County could soon have difficulty accommodating its poorest population.
By Wesley Brown

Taylor ready for District 122, Duncan unsure

At least one, perhaps both, of Columbia County's newest commissioners intend to resign their positions to run for the state House seat being vacated next week by State Rep. Ben Harbin.
By Steve Crawford

Sims stepping down at end of term

State Rep. Barbara Sims said she is satisfied to leave a legacy that includes advancing transportation, school choice and the needs of Georgia Regents University during a decade in the Georgia House.
By Susan McCord

Former ANIC chief up for housing, development job

The former head of the struggling Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. turned up Wednesday on Augusta's list of four finalists to head the Augusta Housing and Community Development department.
By Susan McCord

Students who took defective SAT can retest

Some students in Richmond and Columbia counties took a defective SAT test June 6, but will have a second chance to take the test in October if they want.
By Sean Gruber

Arrive early for Fort Gordon fireworks

Augusta's Army post kicks off area patriotic celebrations with a communitywide event on Barton Field. Fort Gordon cautions the public to arrive early for access at security gates and random vehicle searches.
By Meg Mirshak

Georgia Regents boards of directors approved continuing operational budget

While they await the arrival of their new chairman, who will also be the next president of Georgia Regents University, the boards that govern the health system passed a continuing budget resolution Wednesday that allows management to proceed.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta native in line to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin

New state laws take effect today

Many new Georgia laws take effect Wednesday, offering the Peach State less zoom and more boom. The zoom might go down as Georgia motorists pay more at the gas pump. The boom might be most evident July Fourth.
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia top clean energy job creator

Georgia's booming solar industry led to its rank as the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak

Aiken names new school superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education selected Dorchester County educator Dr. Sean Alford as the next superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools during a called meeting Tuesday night.
By Mike Rosier

Rants & Raves

This is for Rush and his "Dittoheads." Let me give you two indisputable facts: There are way too many handguns available. The Earth is warming.

Fountain frolicking

Janiya Morgan, 7, plays in the misting water at the fountain at Riverwalk on Wednesday in an effort to keep cool.
By Chris Thelen

Regional July 4th closings

A run-down of closings for public offices, schools and others in the region at the July 4th weekend.

Judge admonishes Alabama counties to allow gay marriages

With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.
By Jay Reeves

DeKalb County CEO found guilty

DECATUR, Ga. - A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of attempted theft by extortion and perjury.

Across Georgia

MACON - Investigators are using surveillance video to try identifying teens that were part of a group that ransacked a middle Georgia Wal-Mart early Sunday morning.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Howard "Bubba" Willis (pictured here.)
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