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Monday, July 7, 2014

41 treated for fireworks-related injuries

The holiday weekend is over but the number of fireworks-related injuries is still climbing, officials at Doctors Hospital said Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Nice day for a ride

Nick Walker rides bikes with his children, Marcus Walker, 3, (left) and Isaac Walker, 4, (right) along the Augusta Canal Towpath.
By Michael Holahan

Georgia planned ahead for federal shortfall

Georgia road planners acted ahead of federal transportation funding shortfalls to keep construction projects moving forward, unlike other states now faced with halting highway work.
By Meg Mirshak

Where you live: Grabbing a bite

A blue heron patiently waits for his lunch to tumble over the Savannah River fall line waterfall.
By Michael Holahan

Archer Daniels Midland to buy Wild Flavors for $3 billion

DECATUR, Ill. - Archer Daniels Midland already makes an array of sweetners and other ingredients in packaged foods and drinks. Now it's getting in the business of natural flavors.

Washington state issues first recreational marijuana shop licenses

SEATTLE - Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses with a middle-of-the-night email alerting pot-shop proprietors they'll be able to open for business.
By Gene Johnson

Effort to fix ignition switches touched off GM recall problems

DETROIT - As General Motors began developing new small cars in the late 1990s, customers complained about "cheap-feeling" switches that required too much effort to turn. 
By Tom Krisher

Bond revoked for firearms dealer facing federal charges

A Burke County firearms dealer who was out of jail on bond and bragged on Facebook that he remained open for business is now behind bars.
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

I finally figured out what's wrong with Augusta's drivers. They can't.

Blue Ridge Drive closed

Motorists should avoid Blue Ridge Drive for the next few weeks as part of it is closed for construction.

Weapons, ammo taken in pawnshop burglary

Sixteen guns and ammunition are on the street after a Deans Bridge Road pawnshop was burglarized Saturday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Family protests stun-gun death

After more than a year without answers, the family of a man who died from being shocked five times with a stun gun by a sheriff's deputy held a protest to demand justice.
By Tracey McManus

Wreck closes Georgia Avenue

A portion of Georgia Avenue was closed on Monday morning after a North Augusta man's vehicle left a path of destruction taking out trees and a power pole.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Where you live

Eli Avila, 3, has the lead on his brother Steven, 1, during the leap frog race at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Sunday.
By Mike Adams

Guard unit turns wrenches with Colombian army

COLUMBIA - Making use of smartphone apps and technical journals, soldiers from the South Carolina National Guard spent last month helping members of the Colombian army learn to care for and repair ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Robbery report results in meth arrest

Two Augusta women who reported an armed robbery were arrested Sunday after police said they found the women to be in possession of methamphetamine.
By Travis Highfield

More officer-involved wrecks reported in 2014

Through the first five months of 2014, Richmond Coun­ty sheriff's deputies were involved in 68 accidents and were found at fault 38 times, according to documents provided by the city.
By Travis Highfield

AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO Da­vid Perdue discuss the academic standards that have prompted concerns over federal intrusion.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Senate District 22 candidates tout differences

Corey Johnson and Harold Jones have built their platforms on similar issues, such as restoring education funding and spurring economic growth. But each say their backgrounds and experience set ...
By Tracey McManus

Pardon Our Mess: Traffic congestion on Bobby Jones Expressway

Traffic becomes heavily congested because of lane closures and heavy equipment in the roadway.
By Travis Highfield
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