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Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

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ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting incident involving an off-duty police officer an armed man at an apartment complex.

No tax increase in North Augusta budget proposal

North Augusta's proposed 2017 budget promises no tax-rate hike for residents, the 25th year in a row.
By James Folker

Appeals court gets transgender name change cases

A three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals will soon decide without any input from the state if transgender people have a legal right to change their names to reflect their gender ...
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers. I'D LIKE TO post a commendation and rave for Richmond County Sheriff Officer Silas. On the evening of the 19th, I took I took ill while driving and my husband had to ...

Kirby: September comes up often in history of Augusta

Here's a history quiz for Augusta with all September events.
By Bill Kirby

Questions linger about former president's stewardship of Paine

According to a lawsuit Paine filed against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Paine faced a $10 million budget shortfall when George Bradley left.
By Tom Corwin

Gathering to pray together

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, the pastor of Abundant Life Worship Center, prays for America's Communities during the 2016 Prayer and Praise Rally. 
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Families remember murder victims at ceremony

More than 50 people gathered at the May Park Community Center on Friday to remember loved ones who were murdered.
By Lisa Kaylor

Guide will help athlete in Augusta Ironman

It is often the tandem bike that Caroline Gaynor and Tina Ament ride when competing in triathlons that gets the attention of the crowds.
By Tom Corwin

Where you live

Danny McConnell, president and CEO of the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta, gives a plaque to Dr. Sharon Swift at Augusta University on Friday in recognition of her efforts at Camp Ivey over the summer.
By Michael Holahan

Jefferson Hospital conducting survey on community health care needs

Over the next several weeks, the hospital will conduct a Community Needs Assessment to identify and prioritize the most significant health needs of the community it serves.
By Parish Howard

Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel chain

NEW YORK - Marriott International closed Friday morning on its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, bringing together its Marriott, Courtyard and Ritz Carlton brands ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Augusta woman who recorded mother abusing children pleads to reduced charge

Ponethia Odom, 47, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
By Sandy Hodson

Diocese confirms DSS removed Irish Travelers' girls from North Augusta school

Five girls whose families are Irish Travelers from Murphy Village were taken from Our Lady of Peace Catholic School in North Augusta about three weeks ago by the state Department of Social ...
By James Folker

ALS Walk benefits clinic, patients

The Beat Feet for ALS walk begins with registration at 8 a.m. and an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Riverwalk Augusta.
By Tom Corwin

Fight with sheriff deputies warrants prison

Eddie G. Mayes Jr., 24, had no prior felony conviction, but the level of violence he showed to the officers who were trying to get him to comply with commands necessitated a prison term, said ...

Second victim dies following Augusta structure fire

A second Augusta woman has died following a structure fire earlier this week in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought for iPhone theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in locating a robbery suspect.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

UNTIL THEY START standing for the national anthem I will not watch anymore NFL football on TV

Shepeard now testing for Zika virus

A day ahead of its mandate, Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta began testing blood donations Thursday for the Zika virus.
By Tom Corwin
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Augusta homicide suspect's statement admissible as evidence
At the conclusion of a hearing Wednesday in Richmond County Superior Court, Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. ruled the videotaped statement was legally obtained, freely given and is admissible as ...