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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Warrant for arrest canceled for teacher

A bench warrant has been canceled for former Burke County teacher Debra Tanksley.
By Doug Stutsman

Five accused of $1 million loan conspiracy

The indictment names Michelle Sullivan, Danny Terrell Jr., Sherelle Blount, Corney Michelle Garnett and Jamerson B. Turner and accuses them of conspiring to commit wire fraud.
By Sandy Hodson

3 men face charges in sex crimes relating to minors

In unrelated cases, three men are facing federal charges involving the sexual abuse of children.
By Sandy Hodson

Two arrested in burglary at Boost Mobile in Aiken

Two Aiken men have been arrested in connection with an early Wednesday burglary at Boost Mobile in Aiken
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Commissioner Smith released from hospital

Augusta commissioner Grady Smith was released from the hospital Wednesday after falling ill before Tuesday's commission meeting.

More tests after Aiken death

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said toxicology results are needed to determine a cause of death on a woman found dead in her apartment Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

You might hear booms Thursday

Bomb squad training on Thursday could produce loud booms throughout the day.

Augusta business robbed at gunpoint

Police are seeking a man who robbed a Deans Bridge Road business at gunpoint Wednesday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

VA deputy secretary, Fox News co-anchorman speaking at symposium

Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson and Jon Scott of Fox News will deliver keynote addresses at a two-day symposium on care for military veterans being held in ...
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

School board OKs reorganization

The Richmond County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a far reaching reorganization of school employees including moving several administrators.
By Sean Gruber

Where you live: Art The Box

Robbie Bellamy begins a portrait of James Brown onto a traffic signal box at James Brown Boulevard and Broad Street as part of a new Art The Box initiative.
By Michael Holahan

Part of murder statement may be inadmissible

Ezra Lay, 42, is scheduled to stand trial June 8 in Richmond County Superior Court where he has pleaded not guilty to murder.
By Sandy Hodson

Commission delays action on stormwater fee, demolitions

With four absent colleagues and facing a critical gallery, Augusta commissioners again delayed action on implementing a stormwater fee and deciding whether to demolish two historic buildings.
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Rant against some so-called ministers who write in the paper and say gay marriage is alright. They must have torn Romans first chapter out of their Bible or presumed that people are uneducated and ...

Bond denied to defendants in sex sting operation

Each of the accused faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit child molestation as a result of Operation Mayday, a four-day joint undercover investigation.
By Sandy Hodson

Parolee pleads guilty to sexual texts to teen

John Willie Williams, 60, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to obscene internet contact with a child.

Man to serve 3 years for 8-year-old's death

At the end of an emotional hearing, 21-year-old Scott W. Hancock was led out of the courtroom to begin serving a three-year prison term. 
By Sandy Hodson

DDA hits cap on low-interest loans

Low-interest loans available to projects that promote downtown revitalization are temporarily halted in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Finalists for GRU president could be named mid-June, chairman says

Finalists to be the next president of Georgia Regents University could be named by mid-June, the chair of the search committee said.
By Tom Corwin

Regents approve tuition installment plan statewide

The Board of Regents voted Tuesday to extend its three-year test of the pay plan beyond Georgia Tech to all of the public schools in the University System of Georgia.
By Walter C. Jones

Rants & Raves

School bus drivers, please stop talking on cellphones while driving school buses. We love our children and their safety. Talking on your cellphone while driving is a distraction. The phone conversations can wait until your few hours of driving the bus is complete.

Across the region

SYLVANIA, Ga. - A highway crash in southeast Georgia killed an Atlanta musician traveling 300 miles by wheelchair to raise awareness for people with disabilities.
Bill Kirby

Old dog gets bath, another year older

At the bathtub, he balked and glowered with the barest effort at cooperation. A dog, we concluded, does not consider a bath much of a birthday present.

Memorial Day closings

The following closings have been announced for the Memorial Day holiday:

Memorial Day Events

The following events are scheduled for Memorial Day celebrations

Senate panel OKs DHEC chief

The Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced the confirmation of Greenville attorney Catherine Heigel, a former Duke Energy executive, as director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
By Seanna Adcox

Local wife of fallen soldier to receive free home

The widow of a soldier who was killed by enemy fire in 2008 during his fourth deployment to Iraq will be awarded a newly renovated, mortgage-free home in Hephzibah.
By From Staff Reports
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