Water park set for North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA — Officials confirm that Scuttle's Island water park with 24 attractions is coming to North Augusta in spring 2016.
By Jenna Martin

Few incidents seen at Richmond County football games

Despite large crowds and heated rivalries, local football stadiums have proven to be a relatively safe haven in Richmond County, with an average of less than five arrests per year since 1996.
By Doug Stutsman

$2.5 million gift boosts pediatric cancer research at GRU

Press On, the foundation founded by families whose children have cancer, announced that major gift Thursday to Georgia Regents University Cancer to help push pediatric cancer research and treatment
By Tom Corwin

Augusta polling locations to change before Nov. 3 referendum

Polling locations will change for about 7,500 west and south Augusta voters before the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Milestone test results returned

Fewer than 39 percent of Georgia students were found proficient during the first wave of the Georgia Milestones testing, but state officials say lower performance is linked to "more rigorous" testing standards.
By Sean Gruber

State education department distributes books to promote literacy

The Georgia Department of Education is sending over 250,000 books out to pre-K and kindergarten classes across Georgia, an initiative school officials hope will improve literacy rates and strengthen family bonds.
By Sean Gruber

'Hands Across the Border' campaign starts in Augusta area

Patrolling both sides of the Thirteenth Street Bridge, the annual Hands Across the Border campaign kicked off Thursday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta venues giving away free event tickets for a year

Augusta Entertainment Complex is giving away a pair of passes to every ticketed event at James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium for a year.

Eisenhower Army Medical Center personnel to observe training, federal holidays

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center personnel will observe training and federal holidays on Friday and Monday, respectively.
By Travis Highfield

B-52 crash evokes memories 40 years later

AIKEN — Forty years ago Thursday, Public Safety Chief J. Carroll Busbee was leaving his office on a cloudless day when the sky caught fire. Above him, a B-52 Stratofortress had just exploded en route to a training mission. 
By Travis Highfield

Mayor's office helped arrange Kinder Morgan gift

When Augusta Commission members reported being blindsided and subsequently rejected a $25,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, the mayor's office and other city officials had been working to arrange it since July.
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Just for a  “concept study” on six streets (and streetscapes) Augusta will blow $1.5 million. Gold pavement? Who’s going to end up with the taxpayers’ cash?

Kirby: Teacher is advocate for power of words

My comments on the vanishing use of hardcover dictionaries earlier this week brought this response from Susan Phillips, a Latin and English teacher at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School.
By Bill Kirby

Labor Day holiday closings

See which offices will be closed for the 2015 Labor Day holiday in the Augusta area.

More Georgia hospital mergers loom

ATLANTA -- Up until now, Northside Hospital has stayed relatively quiet in the almost frantic rush by metro Atlanta hospital systems to seek mergers or acquisitions.
By Andy Miller

Hoteliers hope to halve tax

ATLANTA - Hotel executives are stepping up their lobbying efforts to reduce the $5 nightly tax added to every room in this year's transportation-funding law.
By Walter C. Jones

Gov. Haley leading delegation to recruit auto jobs

Gov. Nikki Haley will lead a nine-day economic development trip to Sweden and Germany to recruit jobs in the automotive industry, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said Thursday.
By Seanna Adcox

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Percy Griffin Sr. (pictured here.)
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Poll: Clinton, Trump lead in Ga.

ATLANTA – Georgia voters favor the national leaders in both parties’ presidential primaries, but the second-place spot has changed hands in each, according to a poll for Morris News Service ...
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