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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Superintendent candidates face off in debate

ATLANTA ­- Disagreements about Georgia's use of the multistate Common Core standards were the biggest differences when the candidates met for their first debate.
By Walter C. Jones

Board OKs learning center expansion

The Richmond County Board of Education approved a pilot program to create a satellite virtual laboratory at Cross Creek High School.
By Sean Gruber

Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

ALBANY, Ga. - Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame in the government's case Tuesday.
By Kate Brumback

Coroner granted funds to offset transportation costs

The Richmond County Coroner's Office will get some relief now that it can access funds collected through a partnership with Georgia Regents Medical Center.
By Travis Highfield

Icy challenge helps ALS patients

Donations can be made to the GRU ALS clinic and 80 percent of the money will stay in Augusta to help its patients.
By Tom Corwin

Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

Outlining the benefits of a $16 billion reform package he helped negotiate last month, Sen. Johnny Isakson told Augusta veterans they can expect more accountability.
By Wesley Brown

Sex trafficking of teen yields prison terms

Five people have been sentenced to federal prison in the sex trafficking of a teenage girl.
By Sandy Hodson

Army official makes visit to Fort Gordon

A top U.S. Army official visited Fort Gordon on Tuesday for a private meeting to address local and state leaders on the future of the post.
By Meg Mirshak

Rants & Raves

I've lived in Korea, Colorado, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Atlanta, and this is the worst transit system I've ever used.

Commission votes no on property tax hike

A proposal calling for a 1.75-mill property tax increase was shot down by city commissioners Tuesday after nearly two hours of debate.
By Travis Highfield

Judge rules in favor of Project Jackson

North Augusta's Project Jackson is moving forward. Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit that includes a new stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak

Man fills pants with junk food, arrested

A deputy recovered 13 packs of cashews, 14 packs of peanuts, one pack of heat nuts and four packs of steakhouse Slim Jims from a shoplifter's pants.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Triple-digit temperatures loom this week

Temperatures have failed to reach 100 so far this summer, but that might not hold true over the next few days and weeks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SRS removes cobweblike bacteria colonies

A mysterious bacteria growing on Savannah River Site's spent nuclear fuel storage basins has been removed using a special vacuum.
By Meg Mirshak

Pringle hired as superintendent

The Richmond County board of education selected Angela Pringle as their next superintendent ending their search a few days before current superintendent Frank Roberson leaves.
By Sean Gruber

Tanker on fire in Aiken County

Firefighters are working to extinguish a tanker truck fire on Old 96 Road in Aiken County.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Confusion pushes back changes to animal ordinances

Proposed changes to animal ordinances, which have not been updated in 35 years, have been pushed back two weeks because of confusion between Augusta Animal Services advisory board members and the ...
By Tracey McManus

First-gen college students eager, hopeful

Today about 30 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions are first generation, but 89 percent of them will not complete a bachelor's degree within six years of graduating high school.
By Tracey McManus

Study finds HPV vaccine safe, effective

A vaccine against a very common sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer has proven safe and effective over eight years, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin

Ebola preparations underway in Augusta

With disease outbreaks like the Ebola virus and the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, Georgia Regents Medical Center is now asking all patients about travel outside the country as a routine ...
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

There have been minimal improvements at animal control, allowing rescue groups to go in and get animals out.

Postcards come in from all over

It can't be just the cheap gas, because some of my latest postcards came in from Ireland.
By Bill Kirby

Moore: We assume our grandkids are in school

We have no proof that our grandchildren are actually in class as the new term begins.
By Glynn Moore

SC student dies on school track

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A high school student in Spartanburg County has died after collapsing on the track at the school.

Update: Ga. Ebola patients released

ATLANTA — An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.
By Jeff Martin

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)
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