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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Man allegedly hides T-bone steaks in pants

A Hephzibah man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to conceal steaks in his pants.
By Doug Stutsman

City expands homeless count to south Augusta

Volunteers and community outreach groups will expand the area's homeless count into south Augusta this year to account for a segment of the city's population many feel has been widely overlooked ...
By Wesley Brown

Augusta man, 27, accused of slapping daughter

An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday on charges of battery and cruelty to children in the third degree. 
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken police searching for good Samaritan

Aiken police are searching for a good Samaritan who helped save a woman's life after a kidnapping and sexual assault in December 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown inmates get new uniforms

According to Chief Gary Jones, inmates are now required to wear hot-pink uniforms instead of the traditional orange.
By Doug Stutsman

Fort range named for former commander

A new gun range at the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence will be dedicated Friday to a former top commander of the military installation.
By Meg Mirshak

Evans tapas bar has closed

The Retreat Tapas Bar in Evans has closed.

Teachers can apply for STAR grants

Teachers in public elementary schools can apply for grants for science, math and technology instruction from Savannah River Remediation.
By Meg Mirshak

Where you live

Snuggles (from left), Cherry and Alba patiently wait to get up as Steve Millwood, who was dog-sitting for a friend, takes the dogs on a walk around the Lake Olmstead area.
By Chris Thelen

Davis attending mayor's conference in Washington, D.C.

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis left for Washington on Wednesday to attend the United States Conference of Mayors' annual winter meeting.
By Susan McCord

One dead and another injured in single car crash near Grovetown

Columbia County authorities are at the scene of a fatal wreck that occurred about 1:45 p.m. between Harlem and Grovetown.
By From Staff Reports

Rants & Raves

To the writer who wrote the comment about CPR, you should retake your CPR course. Choking on an object lodged in the throat and being held in a choke hold are two entirely different things.

Judge orders documents released in Brown estate fight

COLUMBIA - A judge says South Carolina officials must release e-mails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents.
By Jeffrey Collins

Commission refuses landlord's request to waive penalties

An Evans businessman grew livid after eight Augusta commissioners refused to waive approximately $3,000 in late payment penalties and interest he owes.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Congressman Rick Allen issues State of the Union response

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen issued a response following President Obama's State of the Union address. Allen was sworn in Jan. 6 as the new representative for Georgia's 12th district.
By Doug Stutsman

Video shows golf club worker taking $1,200 from patron

A golf club employee was told not to return to work after she was seen on video stealing $1,200 out of a customer's wallet Monday.
By Doug Stutsman

Students report on Richmond County school conditions

Student Advisory Comm­ittee members gave a mid-year report to the Richmond County Board of Education, on the "positive and negative traits" of schools.
By Sean Gruber

Court hears Vein Guys dispute

ATLANTA - A years-long dispute between the widows of two Augusta-area doctors over ownership of the Vein Guys practice they shared made its way to the Georgia Supreme Court.
By Walter C. Jones

SC tourism groups urge road repairs

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Tourism officials warned that deteriorating roads are threatening the state's $18 billion tourism industry.
By Bruce Smith

Man sentenced for sending drone to prison

COLUMBIA - A man has been sentenced to 15 years for trying to use a drone to smuggle contraband into a maximum-security South Carolina prison.
By Meg Kinnard

Rants & Raves

Rant to all the cars whose drivers exit from Bobby Jones using the right lane only to cut you off to make a left turn onto Marks Church Road. Pay attention, please.

Kirby: Deflating football has worked for fans, too

To snag a gameday football in college, all it took was a needle and a little resourcefulness.
By Bill Kirby

Gogick: News, good and bad, is our business

News comes in all shapes and sizes. Breaking news and news that breaks your heart.
By John Gogick

SC Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

COLUMBIA - Legislators are unlikely to respond this year to the state Supreme Court's order to fix the education system that the justices say fails South Carolina's poor, rural children.
By Seanna Adcox

No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Police who searched two airplanes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport found no bombs after online threats were made against the aircraft Saturday.

Atlanta university students research civil rights deaths

Professors at Emory University hope the three cases are just the start of an effort to uncover and understand deaths tied to race during the civil-rights era.
By Kathleen Foody

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Police in south Georgia are searching for a Marietta couple who went missing after going to purchase a car from a seller they contacted online.

Across South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A father and his 16-year-old son are accused of robbing a Spartanburg bank Thursday.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harrell Tiller  (pictured here.)
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Health care cost worries lock out substitutes

A decision on limiting hours of part-time Richmond County school employees to offset anticipated health care costs has been rescinded, but the mistake caused confusion and cost some substitute ...
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