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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Energy secretary to visit SRS

Ernest Moniz will meet with workers, local elected officials and stakeholders to discuss the site's role in national security, environmental stewardship and development of environmental ...
By Meg Mirshak

New tool evaluates student growth

In a new evaluation tool released Thursday, the effectiveness of Georgia schools is no longer measured just by how many students pass standardized tests but also by how much individual growth ...
By Tracey McManus

Woman faces possible indictment on arson charges

Five counts of arson against Christian S. Jones, 24, were bound over to the grand jury Thursday after a preliminary hearing in Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court.

Lengthy prison sentence result of flights from police

A man who fled a traffic stop and crashed his vehicle twice in a two-week period pleaded guilty to multiple charges Thursday.
By Sandy Hodson

Azziz says size helps GRU compete

Bigger is better, and that is why the consolidation that Georgia Regents University underwent is really part of a larger trend, President Ricardo Azziz said.
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

A RAVE TO the sanitation department for the smaller household cans.

2 teens charged with stealing Hondas

Two Augusta teens have been connected to the theft of 1990s Honda Accords.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Toilet contents stop up Athens road

A stretch of road in Athens-Clarke County was closed three hours Wednesday due to spilled waste from portable toilets.

Police seek woman in Aiken shooting

Aiken County police are seeking a woman who shot a man during an armed robbery on Amos Court late Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Update: Morning wreck victim identified

A man is dead after an early-morning wreck Thursday on Peach Orchard Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senator says he had PTSD when he was writing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

Coordinator could be hired at animal services

Animal Services Director Sharon Broady is proposing the city hire a full-time animal adoption coordinator who would work to place dogs and cats in homes to drive down the shelter's 70 percent kill ...
By Tracey McManus

Man hospitalized after attack on Gordon Hwy

An Augusta man was hospitalized Wednesday after being attacked and robbed while walking near Gordon Highway.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man shot, killed by cop in Adairsville

Charles Leon Johnson II, 29, was killed Tuesday following an incident with a police officer in Adairsville.
By Doug Stutsman

Across the region

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington police officer on Wednesday shot a man carrying a large, "medieval" style sword, police said.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared - except the money those posts produce. At least two services are ...

US economy, though sluggish, might now be sturdier

WASHINGTON - Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

Business news

DETROIT - General Motors issued six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.

Enrollment strategies for Augusta discussed

With an uncertain number of trained people available to help enroll people under the Affordable Care Act next time around, a Georgia enrollment advocacy group met Wednesday with Augusta community ...
By Tom Corwin

Poll workers enjoy friends, socializing during elections

Big elections are busy, but with only two local runoff contests on the ballot, Tuesday’s pace was much slower, leaving plenty of time for poll workers to catch up on one another’s families.
By Lisa Kaylor
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Fire Department raises sought

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county’s public safety committee Monday.
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