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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

MOX email exercise cites Ebola

A cyber security training exercise at Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility used a fake scenario of a University Hospital nurse contracting Ebolat.
By Meg Mirshak

Fall fair fun

By Jon-Michael Sullivan

North Augusta city council passes 2015 budget on first reading

North Augusta residents can breath a little easier for now, knowing they might not be paying more in taxes next year.
By Travis Highfield

School funding, standards are focus of SC superintendent debate

COLUMBIA - Both major party candidates to be South Carolina's top educator said they support the idea of revamping school funding guidelines and are looking at a more equitable way to do so.
By Meg Kinnard

Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign.
By Kathleen Foody

Body found at mobile home park

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after police found the body of a white female Monday evening at an Augusta mobile home park, according to Lt. Calvin Chew.

Sheheen accuses Haley of pay-to-play

COLUMBIA - Candidate Vincent Sheheen said companies that get economic incentives from state government should not be allowed to donate to the governor or other political candidates,
By Jeffrey Collins

Man wanted for stealing plastic spoons

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man, dressed as a female, accused of stealing plastic spoons from a local business.
By Doug Stutsman

University of Alabama holds student recruitment dinner

University of Alabama officials held their student-recruitment dinner in Rich­mond County for the third time in five years Monday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

Interim administrator to present balanced budget proposal

A big test of interim City Administrator Tameka Allen's tenure culminates Tuesday in her presentation of a 2015 city budget proposal.
By Susan McCord

Defendant in gang battle case pleads guilty

Jordan J. Lovett, 19, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges that included aggravated assault, unlawful gang activity and property damage.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta murder conviction affirmed

On Monday the court ruled Michael O. Faulks, 25, was fairly tried and convicted in Richmond County Superior Court for the Jan. 4, 2009, slaying of 22-year-old Jamar Wright.

Man gets 3 years after car chase that exceeded 140 mph

Aqualius S. Battle, 37, repeatedly balked at accepting the plea offer, insisting he should only get a year at most.

Mother gets jail time for filthy conditions

Krystle L. Oyer, 26, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to cruelty to children in the second degree and a misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals.

Adaptive golf competition highlights spirit of disabled

Participants are paired with three able-bodied golfers, who each pay an entry fee to support their new teammates and see firsthand what it’s like to live with a disability.
By Wesley Brown

Kirby: You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

The Kansas City Royals are very exciting and have an 8-game playoff winning streak. But the Royals have something else I just found out about this week - a very unusual name.
By Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

To the man and perhaps other readers who thought it nonsensical for global warming to cause early snow, it's actually true. 

Accident slowed traffic on I-20, lanes reopened

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound near the Georgia-South Carolina line slowed traffic to a crawl, Richmond County dispatch said. Both lanes reopened around 6 p.m.
By Travis Highfield

Teen last seen at Cross Creek football game

Police are seeking a teenager who has been missing since a Cross Creek High School football game on Friday.

Details released in quadriplegic's death

A quadriplegic man whose death was deemed suspicious has been determined to have died from positional asphyxia.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

Rants & Raves

Has anyone noticed that everything that used to be taboo is now socially acceptable?

T.W. Josey student praises principal

A student from T.W. Josey High School gave a public comment during a board of education meeting, giving examples of how she feels school Principal Lee changed the student culture.
By Sean Gruber

Karin: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with White Bean Ragout makes an easy Sunday supper

This week’s recipe for Pork Tenderloins with White Bean Ragout provides a delicious roast and a hearty white bean side which all cooks up in one dish. What’s not to love?

Kirby: You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

The World Series begins tonight and baseball fans like myself are hopeful for a drama-filled, seven-game extravaganza of great plays and greater sportsmanship.

Moore: Mudslinging is nothing new in elections

It’s hard to click on the television without finding horrible things one candidate is saying about another. Lavishly decorated commercials make it seem that only the dregs of society run for office.

Gogick: Journalism done well doesn't follow a pattern

Reporter Tracey McManus spent more than four months looking into the case of reported abuse by Smith during his tenure as leader of the Sonic Boom of the South.

Kirby: What are top stories of the past 50 years?

Several weeks ago I asked your thoughts on the top stories for our region over the past 50 years. I got a few nominations, so I'll share what I have and see whether you can add to it.
By Bill Kirby

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Columbia County health director Carole Davis (pictured here.)
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