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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cash reward offered in local robberies

Authorities are offering a cash reward to anyone who provides the location and identity of a suspect accused of robbing two local businesses this past weekend.
By Doug Stutsman

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
By Meg Mirshak

Rants & Raves

Can the Masters come up with different music on their broadcast other than the song by Loggins? I understand the Masters does not like change, but.... Come on!

Gov. Deal won't debate

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal won't participate in the only primary debate to be broadcast statewide on public television.

Police suspect Corolla struck teens

Police believe a 1990s model Toyota Corolla might have been one of three cars that left the scene Saturday night after a fatal accident on Gordon Highway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

School board addresses handwriting skills

With concerns about the demise of basic handwriting skills, the Richmond County Board of Education's instruction committee Tuesday directed staff to survey elementary school principals to find out ...
By Tracey McManus

Regents approve tuition hikes

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest ...
By Kathleen Foody

Judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

REIDSVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at ...
By Russ Bynum

Termite season nears

Swarms can be visible year round, but pest control professionals said spring conditions are ideal.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Judge offers defendant lesser sentence

Man given jail sentence for being courier for drug dealer gets probated sentence to prevent what judge called a "manifest injustice."
By Sandy Hodson

Authorities looking for suspects in NC kidnapping

ATLANTA - A federal prosecutor said agents were still looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father as a judge denied bond Tuesday for five people arrested ...
By Kate Brumback

State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan

ATLANTA - State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year. The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) ...
By Andy Miller

Committee for Good Government releases endorsements

Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government endorsed candidates Tuesday in four May 20 Augusta commission elections and the Democratic primary for state senate District 22.

Former groundbreaking pro golfer backing Blocker-Adams

On Tuesday, Lee Elder made an appearance at Furniture Outlet on Bobby Jones Highway in hopes of raising campaign money for Mayoral Candidate Helen Blocker Adams.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Will you please change the Rants & Raves section to the Fox News talking points section?

Healthy Augusta wants smoke-free workplaces

Healthy Augusta steering committee member the Rev. Jeff Flowers is sending out a letter this week to his fellow clergy urging them to speak out Sunday or the following Sunday about the dangers of ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta man killed in crash on McDade Road

An Augusta man is dead after he cut a corner on his motorcycle and struck a car Tuesday, authorities say. 

'Blind Side' star brings anti-bullying message

Quinton Aaron is visiting the Augusta area to "eliminate school bullying and help combat childhood obesity."
By Sean Gruber

Bank rules might need to be strengthened, Yellen says

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be ...
By Martin Crutsinger

Highway projects might suffer if fund runs dry

The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay ...
By Joan Lowy
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