Historic Baptist site condemned for occupancy

The downtown Augusta birthplace of the Southern Baptist Convention has been condemned for occupancy after a routine inspection revealed chunks of plaster falling from the historic building's ceiling.
By Susan McCord

Use care around fire on Thanksgiving

"It's very important for people to use common sense," said Dee Griffin, spokeswoman for the Augusta Fire Department.
By Doug Stutsman

Child seat checks offered at safety event

Each of the hundreds who attended Tuesday's Fall Safety Festival at Daniel Field left with something, whether it was the opportunity to sit on Santa's lap, a plate of traditional Thanksgiving food or the reassurance that children were strapped in safely.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Lights of the South flips a few switches

The lights are on at Lights of the South - all 5 million-plus bulbs. The popular holiday attraction opened Nov. 20 with a few changes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Soldiers' Angels help veterans

The national Soldiers Angels organization offers support to deployed soldiers.
By Lisa Kaylor

OSHA fines contractor $23,100 for worker's fatal fall

An Aiken framing contractor was fined $23,100 by the federal Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Ad­min­­is­tra­tion for a worker's fatal fall at an Evans home construction site in May.
By Tim Rausch

Towing services offered to holiday drinkers

Tow to Go will offer a free vehicle tow and ride to their home or a safe destination within 10 miles anytime Wednesday through Saturday.

Georgia Regents gets final OK to build Columbia County hospital

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health signed the final order Monday allowing Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital near Grovetown, closing the door for appeals.
By Tim Rausch

Gaps in testing spur call for funds

ATLANTA - Test scores released last week prompted representatives of various minority-rights organizations to call Monday for greater taxpayer funding of public schools to close the performance gap between white and minority students.
By Walter C. Jones

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Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Ga. newsman Coffey dead at 92

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Thomas F. "Tom" Coffey Jr., a veteran Georgia newspaper editor and Savannah community leader, died Sunday at 92.
By Jan Skutch

Turkey donations bring cheer

The turkey giveaway is in its 24th year, and about 500 turkeys were given to needy families on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Busy highways this holiday

For the seventh straight year, an increase in travelers is expected this Thanksgiving holiday.
By Doug Stutsman

Pastor died of smoke inhalation

An autopsy has determined the cause of death for an 82-year-old pastor who died in an October fire at Lively Stone Apostolic Church.

Theft suspect sought

Luke Bunyon, 37, is wanted in connection to a robbery by sudden snatch that took place Monday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office news release.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

South Carolina flags charities for low donations to professed causes

Half of the worst charities that try to coax South Carolinians to pull out their credit cards were intended to support police and military veterans.
By Sarita Chourey

Concert raises money for Empty Stocking

The holiday season officially began Sunday for Margaret Wilson. Wilson, 85, has attended the Empty Stocking Concert for more than two decades and she kept her tradition alive this weekend at First ...
By Doug Stutsman

Murder Mystery: The death of Jimmy Harper

More than two decades later, Jimmy Harper's death remains one of seven unsolved homicides in Richmond County from 1993.
By Doug Stutsman

Pardon our mess: Drainage ditch clogged with debris

Drainage ditch behind the house is clogged with impacted sand and debris, which causes it to overflow during heavy rain.
By Lisa Kaylor

The Way We Were: The Sand Bar Ferry Bridge

If you ever drive over the Sand Bar Ferry Bridge between Augusta and South Carolina, you'll probably notice it's a pretty smooth ride. You have a disaster to thank for that.
By Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Who are these 41 people being paid out of the stormwater fees? If they aren't ditch diggers, our money is being wasted.

Readers name photo's subjects

Last week we asked your help in figuring out the story of a group of women pictured in an old newspaper photo.

Augusta woman jailed after trying to steal Disney doll

An Augusta woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly attempting to steal a Disney doll from an area business.
By Doug Stutsman

Don't let Thanksgiving pass by unnoticed

Like many of you, I have long railed against our gradual decline into an ungrateful people, especially late each November when the calendar indicates we should be stuffed to the exploding point ...
By Glynn Moore

Annual Brown turkey giveaway set for today

Recipients preregistered for the turkeys in October and this month.
By Lisa Kaylor

Concert will benefit Empty Stocking Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund, an Augusta tradition for 85 years, kicks off the holiday season today at First Baptist Church of Augusta with a free concert of seasonal favorites.
By Bill Kirby

City Ink: Commissioners scramble for surplus budget funds

It's time to talk turkey this Thanksgiving week, and there's a lot to talk about concerning your money and the big fat turkeys who take so much from you they can't even decide what to do with it all.
By Sylvia Cooper

Care could be hurt by doctor shortage

The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts there will be a shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians in 2025.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia, Texas try to retain new doctors

Georgia and Texas have greatly increased their medical school enrollments and are looking at creative strategies to increase residencies as a way of keeping those newly minted doctors to practice ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Bridge Ministry event helps needy families

Hundreds of needy Augusta residents received free Thanksgiving meals and warm clothing during the Bridge Ministry Thanksgiving Celebration held at the James Brown Arena Saturday.
By Sean Gruber
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Rants & Raves

Save our country: School vouchers, only two terms allowed for every elected government representative, absolutely, positively no lobbyists.
By Special
Karin Calloway

Slow Cooker Chicken Barbacoa adds spice after Thanksgiving

A few days after Thanksgiving I’m craving something different and this week’s Slow Cooker Chicken Barbacoa is perfect for a Sunday-after-Thanksgiving change of pace.

Kirby: Children to create idea of future transportation

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016 by asking the state's pupils to envision future transportation. It can be a drawn picture, a photograph or a computer-generated image.
By Bill Kirby

Where you live: Pumped for Border Bowl

DeAndre Ryan from Strom Thurmond High School takes part in the recording of a promotional video for the Border Bowl III.
By Todd Bennett

Limit checks to needy to save Social Security, Perdue says

Later retirement and benefits restricted to the needy are two ways Sen. David Perdue says Social Security needs to be reformed.
By Walter C. Jones

Clyburn donates historic papers to USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - James Clyburn announced Monday he's sending his congressional papers to the University of South Carolina to help bring attention to his state's contribution to the national struggle for civil rights.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Ga. newsman Coffey dead at 92

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Thomas F. "Tom" Coffey Jr., a veteran Georgia newspaper editor and Savannah community leader, died Sunday at 92.
By Jan Skutch
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Nearly a year after a petroleum spill by a company that wants to build a pipeline through the area, cleanup is far from finished.
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