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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pedestrian in critical condition

A pedestrian is in critical condition at Doctors Hospital after being struck during a hit-and-run accident in Augusta.
By Staff Reports

SC Senate leader revives borrowing bill

The leader of the South Carolina Senate is reviving a proposal to borrow money for construction projects statewide, despite another veto threat from Gov. Nikki Haley.
By Seanna Adcoxand Jeffrey Collins

What Is It?

Did you identify last week's Buick Riviera, and do you know the year and make of this week's red car?
By Glynn Moore

2015 Trax is Chevrolet's smallest SUV

Budget-conscious buyers don't have to settle for a used sport utility vehicle or a small sedan any more.
By Ann M. Job

Learning center burglarized

A filing cabinet key and surveillance video camera were stolen during an apparent burglary last week at the Sylvan Learning Center on Furys Ferry Road in Augusta.
By Staff Reports

Across South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The superintendent of the Ber­k­eley County school district has been indicted on an ethics charge by the state grand jury.

GreenJackets open season

The 27th consecutive season of professional baseball officially began Thursday when the Augusta GreenJackets played host to the Rome Braves at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By David Lee

Kirby: Doctor humbled by farmer's technique

A story to share for today. It seems an old farmer had retired, but was getting bored with little to do, so he took his country preacher's sermons to heart and decided to "help mankind."
By Bill Kirby

Veteran's widow aims to become advocate

After having a bad experience applying for and receiving VA benefits when her husband died, Deborah McCullar hopes to become a local advocate for widows of veterans.
By Wesley BrownStaff Writer

Government offers new rules on workplace wellness programs

In a victory for business, federal regulators said employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. 
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Rants & Raves

The Augusta 911 director quit. The Augusta Commission gave that person a large amount of money for the see-ya-later. As a Richmond County taxpayer, I request the commissioners repay the county out ...

Etsy stock surges in public debut on Nasdaq

NEW YORK - The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.
By Mae Anderson

Lady A tour bus catches fire

GARLAND, Texas - A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, though no one was injured.

Run to honor Augusta artist

Walton Foundation for Independence will hold the 5K Run With Art on April 18 in downtown Augusta to honor Kathleen Girdler Engler, a longtime supporter.
By Wesley Brown

Church worker guilty of child molesting

Christopher A. Lane, 24, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to the charge that carries a five-year mandatory minimum prison term.

Convicted rapist scheduled to be paroled

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole is set to release Charles Ivey Jr., 54, according to a notice sent to the district attorney's office.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta couple charged with insurance fraud

An Augusta couple is facing charges after setting their home on fire to collect insurance money.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputies could get body cameras in July

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office started testing various body-camera models last fall. Lt. Allan Rollins said the department had hoped to have cameras on officers by now.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teen pleads guilty to child molestation

An Augusta teen caught sexually assaulting a 7-year-old pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Fake court e-mail infecting computers

A fraudulent e-mail requesting state court appearances is resulting in computer viruses for Richmond County residents.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.
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