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Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Prison worker accused of smuggling contraband

An Augusta State Medical Prison employee is facing charges after police said she accepted a fraudulent credit card in exchange for bringing contraband to prisoners.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek burglary suspect

Police are asking for assistance in their search for a burglary suspect.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Driver sought after truck crashes into drugstore

Authorities are looking for a man who crashed his truck into the front door of the Wal­greens drug store at Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks roads Friday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Group starts conversation on child sexual abuse in schools

I Breathe I Rise met with about a dozen community leaders, lawmakers and educators Thursday to discuss the weaknesses in the current system and cultural barriers in the profession that make ...
By Tracey McManus

Where you live: A sunny stroll

Josephine McNeill, left, and Henry Wallace take a walk along the Savannah River with his dogs, Michael, below, and Brandice in Augusta.
By Michael Holahan

Haley's gas tax offer would cost state millions in revenue

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's conditional support of a gas-tax increase could provide legislators more leeway in crafting an infrastructure funding plan. But even in a state where the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Man dressed as woman steals steaks

A man dressed as a female allegedly stole $45 worth of meat Thursday from an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

Hit-and-run cases difficult to solve

A small bag of car parts sit on Sgt. Danny Whitehead's desk in a brown evidence bag. That and tire marks are the only things a motorist left behind after he struck and killed a Asheville, N.C., ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

GR Health increasing university support

Georgia Regents Health System is ahead of budget halfway through its fiscal year but needs to avoid a repeat of a slump in the next quarter that strained its finances last year, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

MLK estate drops suit against King Center over licensing

ATLANTA - With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues ...
By Kate Brumback

Dangerous Augusta roads lack pedestrian safety measures

Highway accidents involving pedestrian deaths and injuries more than doubled last year from what records show is a combination of people not paying attention while crossing streets, and lingering ...
By Wesley Brown

Until next year

By Todd Bennett

Kirby: Once useful boxes filled with junk

I live for that moment when my wife walks up with something to send to a niece or nephew and asks: "Do you have a box we could put this in?" "Yes," I'll say confidently. "Of course I do." But now ...
By Bill Kirby

Richmond County chemical releases rose slightly

Chemical releases in industry-heavy Richmond County increased slightly from 2012 to 2013, reversing three consecutive years of decreases, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
By Meg Mirshak

Sias pushes public safety in animal ordinance revision

Revamping Augusta's animal ordinance to include mandatory spay and neuter laws and other protections for animals can't move forward without also addressing the need to protect humans from ...
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

This Paris thing is a fraud. When is everyone going to wake up?

Deal wants more education opportunities for inmates

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal asked lawmakers to invest more in educating state prison inmates and promised in his budget address on Thursday that the expense would pay off for the individuals and ...
By Kathleen Foody

New inspector named for MOX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new inspector for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak

Haley OK with gas-tax increase if income tax cut, DOT retooled

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will support a gas tax increase, but only if the Legislature cuts South Carolina's income taxes and restructures the Department of ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Redbox machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo

Red Box machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo on Tobacco Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Rant to all the cars whose drivers exit from Bobby Jones using the right lane only to cut you off to make a left turn onto Marks Church Road. Pay attention, please.

Kirby: Deflating football has worked for fans, too

To snag a gameday football in college, all it took was a needle and a little resourcefulness.
By Bill Kirby

Gogick: News, good and bad, is our business

News comes in all shapes and sizes. Breaking news and news that breaks your heart.
By John Gogick

SC Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

COLUMBIA - Legislators are unlikely to respond this year to the state Supreme Court's order to fix the education system that the justices say fails South Carolina's poor, rural children.
By Seanna Adcox

No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Police who searched two airplanes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport found no bombs after online threats were made against the aircraft Saturday.

Atlanta university students research civil rights deaths

Professors at Emory University hope the three cases are just the start of an effort to uncover and understand deaths tied to race during the civil-rights era.
By Kathleen Foody

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Police in south Georgia are searching for a Marietta couple who went missing after going to purchase a car from a seller they contacted online.

Across South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A father and his 16-year-old son are accused of robbing a Spartanburg bank Thursday.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harrell Tiller  (pictured here.)
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