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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rants & Raves

TO THE LOVELY lady who drives the Camry, thank you so much for blocking the handicap space at World of Beer. My fiance, who is wheelchair-bound, could not get his chair out of our car, thanks to you.

Housing Choice program driving discussion about property upkeep

Augusta Housing Authority administers 3,702 Housing Choice units in Augusta-Richmond County, about 10.5 percent of the rental housing stock.
By Susan McCord

Sting leads to prostitution arrests

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released little information and denied interviews "due to the sensitivity of the case," but said the emphasis was placed on prostitution at area hotels.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Three reservoirs on Savannah River enter first drought level

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Tuesday when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above ...
By Doug Stutsman

Crews investigate chemical leak on Marvin Griffin Road

Hazmat crews and other emergency responders were called to the industrial area on Marvin Griffin Road after a chemical leak this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man shot dead on Teakwood Drive

A 22-year-old man died after being shot several times early today in south Augusta.

Powerball players are on the move

Ellen Kelley bought her Powerball tickets from two other stores in South Carolina before settling in at Bodie's Fuel Center off 13th Street on Tuesday.
By Lisa Kaylor

Runoffs are held across Georgia

A former mayor in west Georgia won the Republican nomination to replace a retiring GOP congressman as runoff elections were held across the state Tuesday.
By Russ Bynum

Remains of lost Spanish fort are found on SC coast

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was once the first capital of Spanish Florida.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Deaths of children in hot cars is on the rise

DALLAS - The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting ...
By Jamie Stengle

Owner of former barbecue building fined, could be jailed

The owner of a building that once housed Edmund's Bar-b-cue restaurant on U.S. Highway 25 in Aiken County near Belvedere has been fined and could spend 30 days in jail if he does not "abate the ...
By James Folker

Republican looks ahead to November

Former state representative and local farmer Lee Anderson won the GOP nomination for the state Senate District 24 seat over Army veteran Greg Grzybowski in a runoff Tuesday.
By Abbigail Lennon

Rants & Raves

Hail to chief Hillary Clinton, the only hope we have to rise above the garbage that has been trumped up by the Republicans.

Augusta storm fee collections, work on rise

Augusta's collection rate for the new stormwater utility fee continued to rise in the second quarter, with the city collecting almost 85 percent or $3 million of the $3.5 million it billed, City ...
By Susan McCord

Suspect wanted for using stolen debit card

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in identifying a subject wanted for using a stolen debit card.
By Doug Stutsman

McIntyre wins Richmond County State Court judgeship

With all precincts reporting, Kellie Kenner McIntyre handily beats Robert "Bo" Hunter on Tuesday
By Sandy Hodson and Todd Bennett

Assessors concede to commission demands in appraiser's contract

The Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors agreed to modify Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross' new contract Tuesday to eliminate a raise and require the office to move forward with converting ineligible ...
By Susan McCord

Georgia Milestone scores released for Richmond, Columbia counties

The Georgia Milestone end-of-course assessment numbers for spring 2016 were released Tuesday, with Richmond County ranking below state average in each of the 10 high school testing subjects. ...
By Doug Stutsman

SRS board votes to officially oppose accepting German spent nuclear fuel

The spent fuel, which comes from two German reactors that have ceased operations, originated in the U.S.
By John Boyette

Community Emergency Response Team training class being held this week

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training teaches basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations, according ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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