Program aims to build workforce

AIKEN - New school designations, a tailored focus and even cash incentives are part of an ambitious plan to prepare Aiken County students for the 21st century workplace, officials announced Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

VA workers testify about orders

In the fourth day of Cathedral Henderson's trial in U.S. District Court on 50 counts of making false statements, Tara Holliday told the jury that Meribeth Bredehoft, then chief of health administrative services, gave her a list of names and told her to close out the consults.
By Sandy Hodson

Hospital will buy nursing home facility

University Hospital is buying the Amara Health Care and Re­hab nursing home in Augusta to not only get its valuable state-li­censed beds but also help the hos­pital in the future with bundled payments that make it responsible for the patients' care months after discharge, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Judge refuses to let nonprofit join MOX case

COLUMBIA - A federal judge has ruled that a regional economic development group can't be part of South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department over an incomplete nuclear fuel project at Savannah River Site.
By Meg Kinnard

Feds seek delay in MOX suit hearing

Lawyers for the U.S. Depart­ment of Energy filed more arguments Wednesday for why a federal judge should delay a June 30 hearing on South Carolina's lawsuit over delayed removal of nuclear materials.
By Walter C. Jones

Masters air traffic hit record

The annual Masters Week surge in Augusta air traffic hit record levels this year with an overall 9 percent increase at area airports to 5,766 flights.
By Susan McCord

Beech Island man wins $150,000 Powerball

The South Carolina Lottery did not release the name of the winner, but said the ticket was purchased at 3 Way Food Mart 13 on Jefferson Davis Highway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bicycle accident kills Burke teen

A teenager was killed Wednesday night in a bicycle accident in Burke County.
By Doug Stutsman

Motorcycle passenger dies when horse hit

A motorcycle passenger died Thursday when the motorcycle on which she was riding struck a horse on Interstate 20 in Aiken County.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Concert honors late accordion teacher

More than 100 guests joined together this weekend to remember the legacy of LaRue Mangelly.
By Doug Stutsman

Mother still seeks answers in slaying

The Aiken Department of Public Safety said Moses Williams, 19, was shot after dropping off his girlfriend Yuvanda Pope at her home on Bradby Lane about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2012.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Moore: Hollywood ruins favorite book characters

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

The Way We Were: Ezekiel Harris House has interesting history

One of Augusta's oldest tourist stops has long attracted interest. In this photo from July 1964 Scott McLeod (left) shows Austrian exchange students the site of what we now call the Ezekiel Harris ...
By Bill Kirby

Suspect sought in attack at Martinez spa

A suspect is sought after two employees of a Martinez spa were attacked Sunday afternoon.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County May 2016 Sample Ballot

This is a countywide sample ballot, not all races will appear on your individual ballot.

Pardon our mess: Graffiti on buildings in downtown Augusta

Graffiti that appears to say "Mean" is appearing on the side of businesses, utility boxes and newspaper stands.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants and Raves

Why does it take eight-plus months to get a yearly pass issued? It’s a problem for thousands of people who enter the fort!

City Ink: A guide to the May 24 election

With the election only two days away, I'm going to give you my two cents on some of the races.
By Sylvia Cooper

Voters face long ballot

As he seeks election Tuesday to a second term, Augusta Commission member Bill Fennoy readily plugs the new stormwater utility fee as a virtual panacea for many of District 1's ills. At $6.
By Susan McCord

Thunder Over Evans commemorates military

New military recruits were sworn in and veterans were honored during Thunder Over Evans on Saturday at Evans Towne Center Park.
By David Lee

Medical services flocking to Grovetown

If Doctors Hospital of Augusta loses its final appeals of a state license to build a hospital in Columbia County, the area in a few years will be the site of AU Medical Center's 100-bed community ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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 ...
By Bill Kirby

Graduate overcomes obstacles

Lakeside High School senior Katie Jester's walk across the graduation stage Saturday was a short, but well-deserved trip.
By Abbigail Lennon

Candidates for District 24 tout different backgrounds, similar views

The candidates for the Georgia Senate District 24, the Augusta area's most contested, say they each bring something unique to the table.
By Travis Highfield

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.
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Memorial Day closings

Closings for the Memorial Day holiday.

Kirby: Remember to send us a postcard this summer

Our annual Summer Vacation Postcard Contest kicks off this Memorial Day weekend with the usual goal - obtaining a postcard from each of the 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C.
By Bill Kirby

Legislators elect Court of Appeals chief judge in South Carolina

COLUMBIA - The Legislature on Wednesday elected Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James Lockemy as the court's next chief judge, despite allegations that he broke rules on asking for support.
By Seanna Adcox

Trump reaches the number of delegates for nomination

Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
By Stephen Ohlemacher And Jonathan Lemire

Gawker looks into possible sale after large Hogan verdict

NEW YORK - The embattled online media company Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore its options, including a possible sale.
By TALI ARBEL

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1985 Ford EXP, and do you know the year, make and model of this week's vehicle?
By Glynn Moore
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