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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

RCSO investigating theft of Augusta National photos, James Brown autographs

An Augusta woman says thousands of dollars' worth of James Brown autographs and Augusta National Golf Club photographs were stolen from her rental property.
By Doug Stutsman

Law enforcement seizes thousands in Wadley raid

An eight-month investigation resulted in law enforcement seizing drugs, vehicles and currency Thursday in Wadley.
By Parish Howard

Coke bottle's 100-year history featured at High Museum

ATLANTA - The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that's so recognizable, you'd know the brand if ...
By Kate Brumback

Kirby: Cold memories bring the shivers

When I asked for your memories of your coldest days, you responded so quickly it gave me the shivers.
By Bill Kirby

RCSO warns of robberies targeting delivery drivers

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is warning businesses of a recent trend of armed robberies to fast-food delivery drivers.
By Doug Stutsman

Man gets prison for stalking

A man under two different court orders to stay away from an Augusta woman was convicted of aggravated stalking for continuing to harass her.

GRU search committee seeks leader

The committee held its initial meeting to receive its charge from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby to find a replacement for Ricardo Azziz. 
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

The stormwater fee is ridiculous. God made the rain to come down and wash away.

Reynolds and Broad streets reopen

After a week and a half of railroad construction, the intersection of Sixth and Reynolds streets, as well as Sixth and Broad streets, have reopened to traffic.
By Doug Stutsman

Rifle fires during Craigslist sale

A gun accidentally fired as two people exchanged a Craigslist purchase Thursday in the parking lot of Goodwill Job Connection, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Meg Mirshak

New Italian eatery open in Columbia County

Local chef Edward Mendoza has opened his second area restaurant, Cucina 503, at 502 Furys Ferry Road in Martinez.

Woman pleads guilty in arson case

Christian S. Jones, 25, admitted she set fire to a mattress in her Lumpkin Road Apartment on May 11. The fire spread to eight other apartments in the building.
By Sandy Hodson

Prison nurse guilty of giving inmate tobacco

Tara D. Belangia, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two reduced counts of giving prohibited items to an inmate without the warden's permission.

Fire destroys Fort Gordon building

An early morning fire destroyed a building at Fort Gordon on Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Glitch causes delay in energy assistance

EOA Energy Coordinator Patricia Johnson said the delay was caused by a coding error in the accounting system that has been corrected and that residents should expect to receive funds within the ...
By Tracey McManus

Sheriff's Office collects illegal road signs

In an effort to clean Augusta, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office partnered with the License & Inspections Department on Tuesday and Wednesday to remove all signs on street corners, public ...
By Doug Stutsman

SC Senate passes tougher domestic violence penalties

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a state where gun rights tend to be fiercely guarded, the South Carolina Senate on Wednesday agreed to take firearms away from many people convicted of criminal domestic violence.
By Jeffrey Collins

Proposal to fire SC State trustees advances with objection

COLUMBIA - A proposal to fire all trustees of South Caro­lina State University advanced to the Senate floor Wednesday, but it's no longer on the fast track to approval.
By Seanna Adcox

Haley opposes $500 million borrowing bill

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley accused the leader of a powerful House committee Wednesday of running up South Carolina's credit card with a proposal that borrows $500 million for building projects ...
By Seanna Adcox

Officer who shot handcuffed man cleared

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednes­­day that the man was armed with a handgun that police ...
By Russ Bynum
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