An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an investigator's affidavit.
There were about 50 parents and children of different races, ages and educational backgrounds in the auditorium Thursday, but all fit into one of two groups, said Richmond County Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig.
Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
In Georgia, the law allows the health department to "isolate and treat persons afflicted with a communicable disease who are either unable or unwilling to observe the department's rules and regulations" and to quarantine them as necessary.
An Evans woman was arrested Thursday morning for carrying a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag at an Augusta Regional Airport checkpoint. Cheryl Arrington, 53, has been charged with carrying a weapon in a commercial airport.
Sex offenders currently on parole will be subjected to increased supervision this Halloween and won't be allowed to participate in holiday events.
Before facing off on the field, Greenbrier and Lakeside high schools players, cheerleaders and other students are invited to sign a pledge saying they won't tolerate abusive relationships.
Retired Hart County educator Brenda Jordan isn't afraid to take on seasoned Columbia County legislator Bill Jackson Sr. for the Georgia Senate District 24 post.
Alex Gilmore is one of nine in his class of 230 at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, which is a decline from 13 the year before, and blacks decreased overall from last year from 27 to 24.
Mieko Hatano has stepped down as executive director of Symphony Orchestra Augusta.