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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Crash kills Augusta man

An Augusta area man died Monday evening after being partly ejected during a rollover crash on Old Waynesboro Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, May 2, 2016

Candidates discuss issues at forum

Candidates running for Geor­gia House District 123 and Senate District 24 took part in a panel discussion Mon­day that was preceded by a meet-and-greet and statements from four others ...
By Travis Highfield

Trial of man charged in son's hot SUV death will be moved

MARIETTA, Ga. - The trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be moved, the judge said Monday, granting a defense request to hold it ...
By Kate Brumback

New gyms cost more than city can spend

The North Augusta City Coun­cil found out Monday night that it has about half the money it needs to add two gyms to the Riverview Park Activities Center.
By James Folker

Columbia County to hold budget hearing Tuesday

The Columbia County Commis­sion will hold a public hearing on its 2016-17 fiscal year budget Tuesday, and Internal Services Director Leanne Reece said she expects little to change moving forward.
By Travis Highfield

Kirby: Prehistoric items, football legend part of weekend

Did you have a good weekend? I did. I got a chance to chat with Archie Manning and throw prehistoric spears.
By Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

When you mention dogs not being allowed in back of pickups, does that mean that humans are not permitted in the back?

Bitcoin creation claim draws doubt

Australian inventor Craig Steven Wright announced Mon­day that he is "Satoshi Nakamoto," the elusive, pseudonymous bitcoin founder.
By Ryan Nakashima

Energy giants take stock after merger scuttled

DALLAS - Halliburton and Ba­ker Hughes, whose planned merger is the latest big deal to be shot down by antitrust regulators, now must pick up the pieces and shore up their companies during a ...
By David Koenig

Repeat offender pleads guilty to stalking

A Columbia County man with a history of harassing and stalking women pleaded guilty Monday to a third offense of stalking and was given six months in jail.
By Sandy Hodson

Man, 45, arrested on child sex charges

Jeffery Lynn Haithrox, of Mallard Creek Drive, in Graham, N.C., was taken into custody by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputies working with the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
By Doug Stutsman

Paine announces changes

Paine College announced a number of changes coming out of its spring meeting, including restructuring the membership of the board of trustees and this governing body accepting "ultimate ...

Augusta company makes acquisition

The Augusta-based vehicle maker said it will fold Premier Engineering & Manu­facturing Inc. of Mari­nette, Wis., into its TUG Tech­nologies Corp. subsidiary, which produces ground support ...

Police collect 200 lbs. of drugs

About 200 pounds of drugs were collected by Richmond County sheriff's deputies during a drug take back event on Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Authorities finish investigation on Appling shootings

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said Monday it is confident the man who committed suicide afterward was the killer.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Inmate who died in Augusta jail identified

An inmate who died at the Richmond County jail on Sunday has been identified as Debra Leverette, who had been in jail since March 30.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arts council seeks award nominations

The council each year recognizes members of the Augusta arts community for their dedication to and standard of excellence in the arts.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Harlem pedestrian hit, killed

A 26-year-old Harlem woman died after being hit by a car while walking across Gordon Highway in Columbia County on Sunday evening.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Five local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

Five local teenagers were honored Sunday as recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award. 
By Doug Stutsman

Senator wants billboards that track phone data investigated

NEW YORK - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers. 
By Michael Balsamo
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