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Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Police seeking bracelet thief

Police are seeking a man who took a bracelet from a case at a Washington Road business.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tea emporium opens in Augusta Mall

Starbucks-owned Teavana is the latest national retailer to open a store in the Augusta Mall.

Toddler dies after Aiken golf car incident

A 3-year-old Graniteville girl hit by a golf car driven by an Aiken Regional Medical Centers security guard on Monday has died, Coroner Tim Carlton said Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson, Doug Stutsman and Travis Highfield

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Judge mulling sanctions in Georgia ethics trial

ATLANTA - A judge is mulling whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director.
By Kate Brumback

Prosecutor has several options on Harrell ethics case

COLUMBIA - The prosecutor who's considering ethics allegations against House Speaker Bobby Harrell has several options for the case from the attorney general.
By Seanna Adcox

Chief seeks approval for truck refurbishment

The Augusta Fire Department is hoping to resurrect one of its aerial ladder trucks within a year, and the only thing standing in its way is the commission's approval.
By Travis Highfield

Kirby: Donate a few steps to charity

Did you know that one of the early signs of Parkinson's Disease is that your handwriting gets smaller? I learned that last week at the CSRA Parkinson Support Group's breakfast. I also learned that ...
By Bill Kirby

Where you live

Zach Daffin, of Express Employment Professionals, walks past a wall of balloons during the annual United Way Kickoff lunch.
By Michael Holahan

Rants & Raves

Rant for the Methodists on Wheeler Road. One of your own was killed. Why aren't you out burning Wal-Mart or stealing tires? What's wrong with you stupid white people?

TEDx deadline approaching

Those waiting to give "the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less" are urged to apply to the second TEDx event. Interested speakers have to submit an application.
By Tracey McManus

Townhomes to replace old daycare center in Summerville

An old daycare facility across from Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus has been razed to make way for a cluster of townhomes.
By Jenna Martin

School worker charged with not reporting abuse

A Columbia County School System employee has been accused of not reporting child abuse.
By Valerie Rowell

Firefighters battle structure fire on Boykin Road

Firefighters are working to douse a structure fire on Boykin Street, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

United Way sets 'aggressive' $4.25 million campaign goal at kickoff

About 600 people attended the superhero-theme luncheon highlighting the charity’s annual fundraising campaign.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Suspect in custody after fatal Carrie Street shootings

A suspect is in custody after he wounded three and killed one during a Carrie Street shooting Sunday night, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

Mayor Deke Co­pen­haver broke a 5-5 tie by the Augusta Commission on Monday to approve Augusta's first property tax increase in seven years.
By Susan McCord

Victim's testimony of attack opens trial

The man accused of committing three violent attacks, including the rape of a Paine College student, is on trial this week.
By Sandy Hodson

Police catch man accused of burning wife

A man accused of setting his wife on fire is in police custody.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Board reinstates gun rights to convicted felons

ATLANTA - An increasing number of convicted felons in Georgia have been getting their gun ownership rights reinstated by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The Way We Were: Older Memories

The intersection of Columbia Road and Louisville Road was called Lucky's Corner after the family who ran the country store and gas station. It was later called Maddox Corner after the new owners. ...

Rants & Raves

Mr. Brown in Missouri is shot by a police officer. Videos show Mr. Brown robbed a convenience store and assaulted the clerk. The family states that doesn't mean anything. That makes a large statement on its own.

Kirby: A letter (or two) makes all the difference in the word

My father, who always encouraged his oldest child's self improvement, once suggested I keep a dictionary nearby when I read so that I might look up words I did not know. It paid off.
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Donate a few steps to charity

One of the early signs of Parkinson’s Disease is that your handwriting gets smaller. I learned that at the CSRA Parkinson Support Group’s breakfast.

Tiny dancers

Sinclair Foster, 6 months, goes along for the ride as her mom, Laci Foster, warms up before the start of a mom-and-baby dance class at Center Stage Dance Academy. 
By Michael Holahan

Where you live

Loralee Kokovich leads a gym full of fourth graders at Hammond Hill Elementary School in jazzercise during a Kids Fit Day on Thursday in North Augusta.
By Todd Bennett

Georgia Power reports 'schedule challenges' but no new delays at Vogtle

ATLANTA - Adding two nuclear reactors for electricity generation at Plant Vogtle has numerous "schedule challenges" but no new delays or cost increases, according to a report filed Thursday with the Georgia Public Service Commission.
By Walter C. Jones

Atlanta police officer arrested in woman's death

ATLANTA - An Atlanta Police officer arrested Thursday while trying to catch a flight to Mexico has been charged in the slaying of a 26-year-old woman he met online.

Across the region

FLORENCE, S.C. - Former South Carolina House member Thad Viers pleaded not guilty Thursday during his arraignment in federal court.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)
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