Few incidents seen at Richmond County football games

Despite large crowds and heated rivalries, local football stadiums have proven to be a relatively safe haven in Richmond County, with an average of less than five arrests per year since 1996.
By Doug Stutsman

$2.5 million gift boosts pediatric cancer research at GRU

Press On, the foundation founded by families whose children have cancer, announced that major gift Thursday to Georgia Regents University Cancer to help push pediatric cancer research and treatment
By Tom Corwin

Augusta polling locations to change before Nov. 3 referendum

Polling locations will change for about 7,500 west and south Augusta voters before the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Milestone test results returned

Fewer than 39 percent of Georgia students were found proficient during the first wave of the Georgia Milestones testing, but state officials say lower performance is linked to "more rigorous" testing standards.
By Sean Gruber

State education department distributes books to promote literacy

The Georgia Department of Education is sending over 250,000 books out to pre-K and kindergarten classes across Georgia, an initiative school officials hope will improve literacy rates and strengthen family bonds.
By Sean Gruber

'Hands Across the Border' campaign starts in Augusta area

Patrolling both sides of the Thirteenth Street Bridge, the annual Hands Across the Border campaign kicked off Thursday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta venues giving away free event tickets for a year

Augusta Entertainment Complex is giving away a pair of passes to every ticketed event at James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium for a year.

Eisenhower Army Medical Center personnel to observe training, federal holidays

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center personnel will observe training and federal holidays on Friday and Monday, respectively.
By Travis Highfield

B-52 crash evokes memories 40 years later

AIKEN — Forty years ago Thursday, Public Safety Chief J. Carroll Busbee was leaving his office on a cloudless day when the sky caught fire. Above him, a B-52 Stratofortress had just exploded en route to a training mission. 
By Travis Highfield

Mayor's office helped arrange Kinder Morgan gift

When Augusta Commission members reported being blindsided and subsequently rejected a $25,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, the mayor's office and other city officials had been working to arrange it since July.
By Susan McCord

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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Homicide suspect's bond revoked

An Augusta homicide suspect free on bond is now back in jail pending trial because he was recently arrested on a weapons charge.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Where you live: Taking a break

A dragonfly pauses atop a piece of grass.
By Michael Holahan

Raising hunger awareness

Wearing orange T-shirts, about 50 people gathered Tuesday night in Meybohm’s parking lot on Wheeler Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman shot, hospitalized in North Augusta

A woman was hospitalized Tuesday evening after a shooting incident in North Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect leaves ID after attempted theft

An Augusta teenager is sought after allegedly attempting to steal nine items Monday from Family Dollar.
By Doug Stutsman

Most in US have higher 'heart age,' CDC says

In an effort to get Americans to focus on preventable risk factors that put them at greater risk of heart disease, the CDC took a first-ever national look at "heart age."
By Tom Corwin

EMS push lags, Sias claims support

Terminating Augusta's EMS contract is off the table for now, but "it's not going away," according to Commissioner Sammie Sias.
By Susan McCord

Nuclear solutions company names new executive VP

Savannah River Site's primary management and operations contractor - Savannah River Nuclear Solutions - announced Tuesday that Dave Eyler has taken over as its executive vice president and chief ...

Allen calls for hostage return before Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen agreed with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that the White House should negotiate the release of four American prisoners before entering an ...
By Wesley Brown

GRU advertises public safety chief vacancy

On Aug. 24, the university posted its director of public safety and chief of police vacancy on ChronicleVitae.com, an online academic community and job clearinghouse.
By Travis Highfield

Rants & Raves

Pam Tucker is doing a great job in Columbia County, as seen by last year's ice storm. If she is happy with Gold Cross providing ambulance service for her county, I don't see why Richmond County is ...

Butt Memorial Bridge bid scrapped to redesign project

The city's decision to start fresh doesn't halt the rebuilding plan, but is expected to add another delay to a project already running nine months behind schedule after only one contractor - JHC ...
By Wesley Brown

Shelter still not taking in animals after distemper case

Because of a canine distemper virus case, the Augusta Animal Services shelter will continue to deny surrenders of animals for at least a couple weeks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suspect arrested after third hair salon burglary

An Augusta teen is in custody after the third burglary at a Wrightsboro Road hair salon in a week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man found incompetent to stand trial

James B. Thomas, 25, has been in jail since Jan. 13 on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless conduct.

Man accused of leaving children home alone

An Augusta man has been arrested after leaving his two children home alone.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Hunger Awareness month begins

The national network of 200 food banks known as Feeding America began pushing eight years ago to shine the light on the issue every September.
By Walter C. Jones

Gold Cross touts free services given to city

Gold Cross CEO Vince Brogdon e-mailed commissioners and city employees scores of free services and other benefits he said Gold Cross provides at no charge to Augusta.
By Susan McCord

Council gets update on Project Jackson financials

City Administrator Todd Glover said North Augusta has done everything it can to lay the groundwork for Project Jackson, and that it’s time for developers to deliver.
By Mike Rosier

Rants & Raves

Just for a  “concept study” on six streets (and streetscapes) Augusta will blow $1.5 million. Gold pavement? Who’s going to end up with the taxpayers’ cash?

Kirby: Teacher is advocate for power of words

My comments on the vanishing use of hardcover dictionaries earlier this week brought this response from Susan Phillips, a Latin and English teacher at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School.
By Bill Kirby

Labor Day holiday closings

See which offices will be closed for the 2015 Labor Day holiday in the Augusta area.

More Georgia hospital mergers loom

ATLANTA -- Up until now, Northside Hospital has stayed relatively quiet in the almost frantic rush by metro Atlanta hospital systems to seek mergers or acquisitions.
By Andy Miller

Hoteliers hope to halve tax

ATLANTA - Hotel executives are stepping up their lobbying efforts to reduce the $5 nightly tax added to every room in this year's transportation-funding law.
By Walter C. Jones

Gov. Haley leading delegation to recruit auto jobs

Gov. Nikki Haley will lead a nine-day economic development trip to Sweden and Germany to recruit jobs in the automotive industry, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said Thursday.
By Seanna Adcox

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Percy Griffin Sr. (pictured here.)
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