Academy of Richmond County honors this year’s hall of fame inductees

On Thursday evening, 11 notable alumni were enshrined in the 2016 ARC Hall of Fame during a ceremony at First Baptist Church. 
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta VA supervisor sentenced to prison

In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta officials receptive to casino proposals

City officials are game if casino gambling becomes legal in Georgia.
By Susan McCord

Man’s plea for probation in sex sting case fails

A man arrested in a 2015 sex sting will spend years in prison, despite asking the judge to probate his case.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta officials name 3 finalists for 911 director

Augusta officials are considering three finalists for the open position of 911 director.
By Susan McCord

Probation sentence in indecency case

A man with a history of public indecency charges will receive probation for his latest arrest.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Crash kills Augusta man, 57

The coroner says an autopsy is planned, possibly Friday, into the death of an Augusta man killed Wednesday night in a single-car accident.

Autopsy planned for traffic victim

The Richmond County coroner says an autopsy is planned in the death of an Augusta man killed Wednesday night in a single-car accident.

ARC alums get guided tour before Thursday’s Hall of Fame banquet

On Wednesday, around 30 alumni were welcomed back for an inaugural tour of the high school. The event was held in connection to today's Hall of Fame banquet at First Baptist Church.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man guilty in Barnwell doctor's murder

Glenn V. Riggs II was found guilty on all three counts in the 2013 death of a Barnwell surgeon
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Widow wins motion for an expedited discovery

The widow of a sheriff's officer suing Augusta to get the survivor's pension she believes she is owed won a motion for expedited discovery Wednesday.
By Susan McCord

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Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

School leaders work to get sales tax renewed

The 1 percent education local option sales tax has been responsible for enabling construction, expansion and renovation projects at 40 Richmond County schools since 2012.
By Doug Stutsman

Walton holds adaptive golf tournament

At the driving range at Forest Hills Golf Club, G.C. Gordy is strapped to a seat in his special golf cart that elevates and pushes forward to hold him in a standing position over the ball, which ...
By Tom Corwin

Chamber holds forum on Opportunity School District

Georgia state Sen. Jesse Stone and attorney Carolyn Wood were keynote speakers at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce event, and each gave different viewpoints on the controversial idea.
By Doug Stutsman

Commission to review transit study, 2017 budget

Augusta Commission members will get a first glimpse at a consultant's operational analysis of Augusta Public Transit during a meeting Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Kirby: Purchasing Halloween candy can be tricky

It's that time of year when I watch the market. I try to figure out the best investment to make in Hal­loween candy.
By Bill Kirby

Ground broken on road at corporate park

The improvement will allow workers access to the EdenCrete site on the far end of the Augusta Corporate Park.

Detour to limit Laney Walker access

A section of Laney-Walker Boulevard on the Augusta University Health Science campus will be closed for more than a year beginning next week to accommodate construction, the school announced Tuesday.

Residents flock to polls as early voting opens

According to the Rich­mond County Board of Elections, 1,100 people voted Monday at the Municipal Building, and officials said they expect that pattern to continue.
By Susan McCord and Abbigail Lennon

Sheriff plans community forums

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office plans two citizen's community forums to meet with the sheriff and his to discuss issues, as well as the future law enforcement goals.

State high court overturns murder conviction

Georgia's highest court found that Erick A. Williams Jr. was entitled to a new trial on charges that included murder for the 2010 fatal shooting of DeAngelo Hudgins.
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

The school board  has no one but themselves to blame for student football players, band members and cheerleaders disrespecting the American anthem and flag! 

Moore: No early voting for me

I don't vote early, because I feel more like an American by standing in line on Election Day.
By Glynn Moore

The Way We Were: Lake Olmstead

When the 1900s were new, Augustans took their leisure at Lake Olmstead. They came by trolley, buggy and bicycle. And they found recreation because Augusta had created a lake.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Old restaurant site

The owner of the former Edmund's Bar-b-cue at 511 Edgefield Road was hauled into court last week and told to complete the cleanup or go to jail.
By James Folker

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Paine student wins chemistry scholarship

Ever since she first took chemistry at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, Valerie Hollimon has been fascinated with the science. Now it is paying off for her.
By Tom Corwin

'Spirit' guides lead tour through cemetery

For a brief moment Sunday, Sarah Whatley Hickman returned to life. Hickman, the wife of Hamilton Hilliard Hickman, died in 1900 but was portrayed this weekend by Julie Jones during the 10th annual ...
By Doug Stutsman

Project Jackson among topics at North Augusta City Council

North Augustans who want to find out about progress on Project Jackson and get a look at the city's proposed 2017 budget should come to tonight's city council meeting, which starts at 7 and ...
By James Folker

City Ink: Officer's widow talks about benefits struggle

So you think you've got problems. Think about Linda Goodman, who's been trying for a year to get the benefits from the city that her now-deceased husband signed up for her to receive when he ...
By Sylvia Cooper

Opportunity School District to appear on Nov. 8 ballot

In all, 19 public institutions in Richmond County currently have the potential to be affected by Opportunity School District - a constitutional amendment that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. 
By Doug Stutsman

Local officials reflect on evacuee aid effort

Augusta showed off its hospitality to thousands of Hurricane Matthew evacuees, but officials say lessons can be learned from the rare occurrence.
By Susan McCord


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Kirby: Vacationers hit all 50 states

They did it! Frank and Genie Spears sent us a postcard from Vermont and news that they have hit all 50 states. "At last!" they wrote. "Vermont is a beautiful finish to our trip. Fall leaves at their peak."
By Bill Kirby

Picking the perfect pumpkin

In addition to pumpkins, the Marvin United Methodist Church pumpkin patch sells gourds, mums and straw with proceeds supporting missions and community outreach.
By Michael Holahan

US Postal carrier filmed dumping bins of mail into a ditch

DECATUR, Ga.  — The U.S. Postal Service has launched an investigation after a metro Atlanta resident says she filmed a worker dumping hundreds of pieces of mail in the woods.

Body found in car trunk at MARTA station

ATLANTA — Authorities have identified the body found this week in the trunk of a car at a MARTA station.

Missing Perry teen's body found

Two teenagers are under arrest after authorities found the body of a Perry teen who had been missing since last week.

Macon man killed in home invasion

Deputies say 37-year-old Macon man has been killed by two masked men who broke into his home.

At 4.9 percent, South Carolina unemployment keeps falling

South Carolina's jobless rate has fallen below 5 percent for the first time in more than 15 years.
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