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Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Augusta teenager shot, killed

An Augusta teenager was shot and killed Friday night in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Local deputies to attend NYPD officer's funeral

At 10 a.m. Saturday, thousands are expected to attend the funeral of fallen New York City police officer Rafael Ramos. Among them will be eight deputies from Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

North Augusta charity labeled efficient

This year, the South Carolina Secretary of State's office pointed to charities that spent 80 percent or more on their mission programs, among them The RECing Crew, Inc. of North Augusta.
By Sarita Chourey

Man sought in theft of cigarettes

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who stole 65 cartons of "mostly Newport" cigarettes Friday from a delivery truck.
By Doug Stutsman

Former SC governor James B. Edwards dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.
By Bruce Smith

Bobby Jones work nearly done

After years of navigatng orange traffic cones and lane closures, drivers can cruise the open road again on Bobby Jones Expressway. Crews are completing the punch list for the road widening project.
By Meg Mirshak

25 burn patients treated over Christmas holiday

From Christmas Eve until noon Friday, approximately 25 patients were treated at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers for what hospital spokeswoman Lindsay Thetford described as "holiday-related injuries."
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Why are we covering up the mess that is apparent in regard to what is going on with the Housing and Community Development department? The resignation of Director Chester Wheeler should not be the ...

Tumultuous 2014 for Paine

Over the course of one year, Paine College experienced a campus shooting, an upheaval in administration, received its third accreditation sanction in three years and heard from hundreds of ...
By Tracey McManus

Operation Hand-Warmer celebrates successful year

In its first two years, the effort provided more than 53,000 supplies for American troops, specifically those who faced temperatures of 20 degrees below zero while flying unheated helicopters at ...
By Wesley Brown

SRS begins fuel project

A multiyear project to process nuclear material from foreign and domestic research reactors has begun at Savannah River Site's H-Canyon facility.
By Meg Mirshak

Carjacking reported in North Augusta

Police said a 21-year-old woman was kidnapped during a carjacking in North Augusta early this morning.

Milestones

Wells Fargo has donated $125,000 to the Laney Walker Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative for the construction of five houses in the Heritage Pine. 

Around the block

Hospice Advantage has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans. The We Honor Veterans campaign provides recognition to organizations that demonstrate commitment to improving care for ...

City's goats chewing through new job

Thirteen goats deployed to eat overgrown grass, weeds and bushes in a subdivision detention pond in August have taken to their job with gusto.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Drop off Christmas trees for recycling

Ditch your Christmas tree at two locations in Columbia County beginning Friday. Otherwise, Augusta Solid Waste customers can wait for curbside pickup after the New Year.
By Meg Mirshak

Spreading Christmas cheer

Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule Thursday to give presents to youngsters who spent Christmas Day at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta.
By Chris Thelen

First bobcat confirmed on Jekyll Island

Cameras set up to count deer on the island inadvertently captured sight of at least one bobcat, which had thought to have been killed off by hunting.
By Russ Bynum

Hundreds searching for missing autistic child

Helicopters, drones and searchers were looking for the boy along an area near the North Carolina line. Foul play had not been ruled out.

1991 shooting death of man outside club still unsolved

Standing outside a Sand Bar Ferry Road nightclub, 19-year-old Alvin Howard Jr. was shot twice by unknown assailants in the early hours of Oct. 27, 1991. Twenty-three years later, his death remains ...
By Doug Stutsman
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