You Remembered: The big snow of 1973

Editor's note: We asked your memories of Augusta's record snowfall of 1973.

Head Start volunteer wins area, state honors

Firefighter Anthony Moody was named Head Start Par­ent of the Year in the CSRA in 2015 and was described as “being an instrumental part of daily activities at Silas X. Floyd.”
By Doug Stutsman

1998 killing of Westside High student still unsolved

Eugene Crawford, 19, was found shot to death Nov. 21, 1998, near the Butler Manor subdivision.
By Doug Stutsman

The Way We Were: Haunted Pillar

One of local history's worst storms hit Augusta 138 years ago today and left us with a landmark: the Haunted Pillar at the southeastern corner of Broad and Fifth.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon our mess: Lot at 825 Fenwick St.

Deep ruts and puddles score a vacant lot many people use for parking near the judicial center.
By Susan McCord

Raises for some city employees still unexplained

Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson and nine other landfill staffers received hefty raises never presented to the commission.
By Susan McCord

Costumes highlight Augusta Table Tennis Classic

The Augusta Table Tennis Classic entertained those in attendance with dinner, dancing and socializing while they took in a competitive table tennis tournament Saturday night.
By David Lee

January a big month for burglaries

Since 2011, January has been in the top five months for most burglaries. In three years - 2011, 2012 and 2014 - January held the top spot. Last year, January came in fourth with 154 burglaries.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Two city employees off to greener pastures

Two city of Augusta employees plan to be watching the Super Bowl next year somewhere other than Augusta.
By Sylvia Cooper

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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

NFL honors Charlie Waters, North Augusta High

In recognition of Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, thousands of high schools across the country received a gold NFL football in honor of alumni who competed in the game.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Georgia is already preparing for the next lethal injection

JACKSON, Ga. - After carrying out the execution of its oldest death row inmate this week, Georgia is already preparing for the next lethal injection.
By Kate Brumback

Appeals court's chief judge is newest state Supreme Court justice

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals is the newest justice on the state Supreme Court.
By Seanna Adcox

Swinging at Odell Weeks Center

Before the arrival of the afternoon's heavy rain, Seantrese Hawkins and her boyfriend Dayquan Morrison have some fun on the swings at Odell Weeks Center in Aiken.
By Michael Holahan

Georgia lags in health insurance for workers

An advocacy group said Georgia and other states that did not expand Medicaid lagged far behind others that did in providing health insurance to workers.
By Tom Corwin

SC lawmaker pushes for continued MOX funding

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson on Wednesday testified before the House Budget Committee to provide resources for Savannah River Site, particularly funding for the continued construction of its mixed-oxide ...
By Travis Highfield

Martinez barbecue restaurant holds grand opening

Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q had its grand opening Wednesday in Martinez at 3412 Old Petersburg Road, an address that for decades served as the once rural hamlet's hub of community activity.
By Damon Cline

Expect winter cold to return

The groundhog predicted an early spring, but don't put away your coat just yet.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Georgia Public Health confirms first Zika case

A woman who traveled to Colombia around the first of the year is Georgia’s first confirmed case of Zika virus infection, the Georgia Department of Public Health said.
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

It's clearer than ever that Republicans in Congress only have one thing on their minds: making it harder for women to get the health care they need and deserve.

Extortion trial for former fire marshal to begin Monday

Jason Beard has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges of extortion and attempted extortion.
By Sandy Hodson

Former AWP employee applies for warrant against candidate McLeod

At a pre-arrest hearing in Richmond County Magistrate Court on Friday, Janice Jamison presented her case as to why she has requested warrants for the arrests of lawyer Wright McLeod and Amy ...
By Sandy Hodson

Former teacher indicted in student sex case

A former Evans High School drama teacher was recently indicted after being accused in November of having a sexual relationship with a student.
By Valerie Rowell

Severe weather alert issued

An approaching cold front is bringing thunderstorms to the Augusta area that could turn severe.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Trump opening Evans headquarters

Betsy Sharp, whose Burke County farm Trump saved from foreclosure in the 1980s, will speak at a Friday grand opening.

Break-in reported at jewelry store

Deputies found the door to the showroom and back door of Van Diamonds, 808 Stevens Creek Roadn pried open about 10 p.m. Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrest made in Grovetown slaying

A Warren County man was fatally stabbed Tuesday and a Grovetown man is charged in his death.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Lawmaker wants citizen activism on reciprocity

COLUMBIA - North Augusta Rep. Bill Hixon wants his constituents to advocate for his gun-permit reciprocity bill, which would ease travel to and from Georgia for those with concealed weapons. 
By Sarita Chourey

37 public directors receiving combined raises of $215,000

COLUMBIA - The leaders of 37 public agencies and colleges in South Carolina are getting combined raises of $215,000.
By Seanna Adcox

Georgia mayor charged with DUI, impersonating police

JACKSONVILLE, Ga. - The mayor of a tiny Georgia town has been jailed on criminal charges after sheriff's deputies pulled him over for driving a city police cruiser.
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Rants & Raves

It doesn't matter if the Augusta commissioners meet in public or behind closed doors - they will still embarrass us and squander our tax money.

Moore: Say it with sand on Valentine's

Sand is billions of years old, so show your loved one you think of her when you register a grain of sand in her name.
By Glynn Moore

Ga.man has made every Super Bowl

Sometimes nine yards in a football game isn’t enough for a first down, but for Larry McDonald it was pay dirt to a bonanza at Sunday’s 50th Super Bowl.
By Wayne Ford

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including LaRue Mangelly  (pictured here.)
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Head Start volunteer wins area, state honors
Firefighter Anthony Moody was named Head Start Par­ent of the Year in the CSRA in 2015 and was described as “being an instrumental part of daily activities at Silas X. Floyd.”
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