Hyde Park activist not pleased with city buyout offer

Charles Utley, who fought to get Augusta to address contamination concerns in the Hyde Park community, now is questioning the city's offer of $90,500 for his four rental properties there.
By Susan McCord

Augusta man gets probation in cyclist's death

Judge J. David Roper found evidence that Christopher Provost committed only misdemeanor vehicular homicide when he struck 42-year-old Dennis Skillman on Mike Padgett Highway in 2013.
By Sandy Hodson

Triplets build bonds after finding their calling with Marines

Pfcs. Chandler, Reagan and Pres­ton Guest all graduated from boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., in the past year. Chandler graduated in October 2015, and his brothers graduated Aug. 5.
By Jonathan Vickery

Petition seeks recall of Grovetown councilman

A Grovetown resident filed a petition for an application to begin the formal recall process to remove city Councilman Dennis Trudeau, a former longtime mayor, from office.
By Abbigail Lennon

3 charged after fight leads to stabbing

A 14-year-old and two women were charged after the fight Sunday at River Glen Apartments.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bond denied for trainer accused of raping client

James Herring, 36, has been in jail since July 19. A judge found that he posed a danger to the community and could be a flight risk.
By Sandy Hodson

3 arrested after drugs, guns found at home

Police discovered money, a stolen gun and marijuana after executing a search warrant at an April Drive home Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

ACT scores decline in Aiken County schools

Aiken County's Class of 2016 scored lower on the ACT than their peers from 2015, but school officials said Friday that's because all 1,553 seniors took the test in 2016, compared with 603 the previous school year.
By James Folker

Verdict expected Friday in fatal 2013 hit-and-run

Christopher Provost, 39, is charged with vehicular homicide in the May 15, 2013, death of 42-year-old Dennis Skillman on Mike Padgett Highway.
By Sandy Hodson

Court sees video of confession in 2014 death at church

A pre-trial hearing was held Thursday for a Florida man charged with the shooting death of William "Bill" DaVitte in a Martinez church parking lot in 2014.
By Abbigail Lennon

Subway employee will not face charges, police say

A Gordon Highway Subway employee will not face charges for defending her 14-year-old son.
By Doug Stutsman

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Oldest man still going strong

At his 107th birthday party Monday, Edward Kulik let his guests in on the secret to a long life.
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I-20 construction this morning

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin repairs Tuesday morning to the outside lanes on Interstate 20 that were damaged by a lightning strike last Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

North Augusta council hears plan to link Greeneway, downtown

North Augusta City Council got a presentation on connecting its Greeneway to downtown and learned, in the words of North Augusta Forward Chairman Charles Martin, that "it's doable, it's feasible, ...
By James Folker

Trial begins for man charged with rape

Christopher R. Davis, 47, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a ...
By Sandy Hodson

VA spinal cord research looks at fractures

Dr. Laura Carbone at the Augusta VA recently received a grant from the Department of Defense to look at who might be at increased risk for these fractures, and what might be the best way to screen ...
By Tom Corwin

Several give Augusta administrator below-average grades in evaluation

Four commissioners denied giving Janice Allen Jackson bad marks; others and the mayor didn't respond to requests for comment.
By Susan McCord

Another storm fee information session set

City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson says aspects of the stormwater utility fee remain misunderstood among members of the public.
By Susan McCord

USCA, First Tee partner to raise money for practice course

A proposal to build a nine-hole practice course at the University of South Carolina Aiken could help bring women's golf to the school.
By James Folker

Technical magnet school principal resigned after unapproved decisions, official confirms

Mylinthia Renee-Kelly, who became principal of Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School in 2012, voluntarily resigned after making a number of decisions on ways to boost her school and ...
By Doug Stutsman

Second bandit arrested following attempted robbery at Subway

A suspect has been arrested after an armed robbery that turned fatal Sunday at the Subway on Gordon Highway.
By Doug Stutsman

Event for unwanted medications called a success

Police collected 300 pounds of unwanted medications during a drug take back event this weekend.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged with taking donated items

A 27-year-old man is facing charges after stealing items from the outdoor donation drop-off area at Goodwill.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Woman charged in earlier traffic fatality

A Martinez woman has been charged with second degree homicide by vehicle after a motorcycle crash last month. Thomas von Ray Carter, 60, of Augusta, died Aug. 3 from injuries sustained in the July ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

2nd suspect arrested in Subway holdup try

Police said a Gordon Highway Subway employee was defending her 14-year-old son when she mortally wounded one of two robbers armed with tire irons Sunday afternoon.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Pardon our mess: Tattered flags along the Riverwalk levee

Operations Supervisor Darrell Bennett said winds and storms wear the flags out very quickly.
By Lisa Kaylor

Suspect sought after hotel burglary

A suspect is sought after a hotel room was burglarized Saturday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

New fraud indictment isn't first on Travelers

Law enforcement has been tight-lipped since the indictment came out Tuesday. Some agencies declined to confirm the seizure of the cars Thursday, although an Augusta television station had pictures ...
By James Folker

Paine program prepares students for health careers

The MAPS chapter at Paine started in February and is associated with the nearby Student National Medical Association chapter at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

Group hopes tiny houses can help homeless vets

A group in Savannah is moving forward with plans to develop a community of tiny houses for homeless veterans.

Woman's slaying in 1992 thought to be by serial killer

In March 1992, skeletal remains were discovered near Uncle Duck Road in eastern Aiken County. It wasn't until February of the following year that the body was identified as Risteen Durden.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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Hyde Park activist not pleased with city buyout offer
Charles Utley, who fought to get Augusta to address contamination concerns in the Hyde Park community, now is questioning the city's offer of $90,500 for his four rental properties there.