Augusta chef describes 'crazy' time on TV show

Havird Usry was eliminated Sunday from a field of 13 chefs vying to become Food Network's next celebrity. "The whole process was way outside my comfort zone. But looking back, I wouldn't change anything of what I did," he said.
By Damon Cline

Many choices will be on ballots

In Richmond County, voters have as many as six nonpartisan choices to make, plus up to four contested Democratic primary contests or six Republican races, depending on the choice of ballot and a voter's address.
By Susan McCord

Shepeard in need of O-negative

The Zika virus outbreak in Puerto Rico is siphoning blood from collection centers across the country that are sending donations there to help them cope.
By Tom Corwin

SC man charged in teen sex case

Daniel Dewy Boswell, 22, of Townville, was arrested Sunday evening on charges of enticing a child for indecent purposes, obscene telephone contact with a child, electronically furnishing obscene material to a child and violation of computer child exploitation act.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deal by SRS, UGA would give boost to outreach

An agreement is close between Sa­van­nah River Site and the Univer­sity of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory on a program to provide Burke County residents with more understandable information about environmental monitoring.
By Walter C. Jones

Man set to enter plea in slaying of wife kills himself

A Grovetown man set to enter a plea to murder charges in the stabbing of his wife killed himself Monday morning. Philip S. West was to enter an Alford plea Monday in Columbia County Superior Court, admitting that a jury would have had sufficient evidence to find him guilty of murder in the June 14 killing of Sherri West, 47.
By Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson

Gym credit card thief sought

Columbia County police are seeking a man who used credit cards stolen from a vehicle at a Bobby Jones Expressway gym.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Instructor is putting focus on safety at Plant Vogtle

John Umphlett is the lead instructor for the years-long course to control the generation of nuclear power.
By Walter C. Jones

Rants & Raves

A big rave for Dale and Paige at the North Augusta DMV. When I went there to transfer a tag, they could not have been more pleasant and helpful.

Top fund-raisers named

The Augusta Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Georgia Chapter has announced its man and woman of the year during a grand finale event at the Legends Club.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Seatbelt, driving safety campaigns heating up

Georgia's Click It or Ticket and the Buckle Up, South Carolina campaigns will continue through the first week of June. Both take a no tolerance stance on seatbelt usage.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thunder Over Evans, graduations among weekend events in area

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is what's going on in the Augusta area through Sunday.

Shift to cyber warfare to bring economic growth, experts say

Shifting national defenses to a cyber-warfare footing means some big changes, but what will be most obvious to Augustans is the increased economic activity, experts say.
By Walter C. Jones

Having a field day inside

Kids from Tutt Middle School cheer as their teammate runs with a balloon and then sits on it to pop it as one of the activities during Field Day.
By Michael Holahan

Stone takes on challenger in Senate District 23 race

State Sen. Jesse Stone says how the state funds education would be among the first issues he'd tackle in Atlanta, while challenger Stephen Hammond said his focus would be on religious freedom.
By Travis Highfield

Prepare to dodge summer road work, DOT official says

There will be 470 projects going this summer across the state, especially the maintenance made possible with a nearly $1 billion road-funding package that became law last year.
By Walter C. Jones

Big , small babies at greater risk for belly fat later

Birth weight at the extreme ends has long been considered associated with health problems later in life, particularly for those with very low birthweights and large babies, according to an Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

This is rave to the recent graduates of Paine College. Congratulations. And now, if you would please pay off your tuition fees and eliminate your balance, it would help your school to continue to ...

Augusta man denied bond in toddler's homicide

During the bond hearing for Jamie S. Brown, 36, the prosecutor said the toddler who died of blunt force trauma was covered in scars and wounds in various stages of healing, including a cigarette ...
By Sandy Hodson

Police trying to identify school safe thief

According to an Aiken County sheriff's news release, a man broke into Horse Creek Academy on Toolebeck Road just before midnight May 6 and stole a safe from an interior locked room.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Woman arrested in mall iPad theft

On Wednesday, the sheriff's office released surveillance footage from April 13 that showed the woman, later identified as 26-year-old Tonya Waites, taking an other person's iPad from the counter ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suspect sought in Monday shooting

One suspect has been charged and another is being sought in a Monday shooting on Massoit Court.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man found dead identified

A man whose death has been deemed suspicious was identified Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

No sign of mechanical problems in airshow crash that took Connell's life

ATLANTA - There's no sign of mechanical problems in a plane that crashed during a Georgia airshow, killing the pilot, a federal investigator said.

Man gets 5 years for cocaine trafficking

Tony Gilchrist was sentenced to five years in prison followed by 10 years on probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress raise suicide risk

Rare clinical trials at AU for suicidal patients are looking for ways to treat underlying problems that could help lower that risk, Dr. Vaughn McCall told a conference at the Charlie Norwood VA ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, May 19, 2016

North Augusta panel OKs new rules for downtown

North Augusta's Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to send three new ordinances governing downtown to the City Council with recommendations they be adopted. The ordinances deal ...
By James Folker


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My rant is against the telephone solicitors who want me to share my Social Security check and my small pension.

Kirby: Government in need of some good plumbers

I always tell people to choose a candidate the way they would chose a plumber.
By Bill Kirby

Supreme Court rejects Ga. death sentence

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence handed to a black man in Georgia because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman.

Georgia approves $7.5 million for joint seaport

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah River, to be operated jointly with South Carolina.
By Russ Bynum

Moore: Hollywood ruins favorite book characters

When our favorite book protagonists get turned into movie characters, they look completely different.
By Glynn Moore

Readers help create an inspired speech

In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends. - Eleanor Roosevelt It always seems to happen this way. Your family and your friends all have kids of the same age … and here comes graduation season.
By Bill Kirby
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