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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New Waffle House being built in west Augusta

The first new Waffle House restaurant in Augusta in more than a decade is set to open later this year at the intersection of Davis and Pleasant Home roads.
By Damon Cline

As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO - In a world where there's a smartphone app for everything, one company - Inc. - has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.
By Brandon Bailey

Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

CLEVELAND - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling ...
By Julie Pace

Riverwalk police substation approved

Augusta is on its way to opening a riverfront substation for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Susan McCord

Thunderstorm headed for Augusta area

A strong thunderstorm will affect northeastern Columbia, northern Richmond, southwestern Edgefield and southeastern Mccormick counties.

MCG gets full eight-year accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency has for ...
By Tom Corwin

Mom charged with drowning infant

COLUMBIA - Authorities say a North Carolina woman drowned her 6-week-old baby in a pond at an outlet mall in Myrtle Beach.
By Jeffrey Collins

Burglar shoots at Cobb policemen

MARIETTA, Ga. - A gunman inside a gun shop near Atlanta began shooting at police officers, who returned fire after responding to reports of a break-in at the business shortly before dawn today, ...
By Jeff Martin

Church shooting trial will have Charleston jurors

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal jury selected from the Charleston area, not all of South Carolina, will decide the fate of Dylann Roof when he goes on trial this year in the shootings of nine black ...
By Bruce Smith

Storm causes major sewage spill

Heavy rainfall Saturday overwhelmed Au­gusta's Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, pushing 2.8 million gallons of untreated sewage into Butler Creek and the Savannah River. "The rain was kind ...

Feds probe Fiat Chrysler over alleged false sales reports

DETROIT - Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Fiat Chrysler violated securities laws by getting dealers to falsely report sales of new cars in order to inflate the company's ...

Gas prices continue to drop

Temperatures may be on the rise as the summer continues but gas prices are heading in the opposite direction.

No relief ahead soon for Greene Street floods

Joe Holley, a third-generation member of Au­gusta's Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, wasn't surprised to find barricades blocking traffic Sunday morning as a lake of water standing in the ...
By Susan McCord

Aldi is looking to hire

The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. at the North Augusta store at 1360 Knox Avenue, located near the intersection of Knox and Lecompte avenues.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Georgia, Augusta ready for Zika

The virus has not made it to Georgia, but officials in the state are getting ready, said Fred Koehle, the special projects manager for Richmond County Mosquito Control. A "unique" case in Utah is ...
By Tom Corwin

Longtime teacher Whiddon dies at 110

When Sue Whiddon, Columbia County's oldest resident, turned 100 a decade ago, there wasn't a big party. That's because she didn't tell anyone her age, and she was so active that few suspected she ...
By Abbigail Lennon

Reds catcher has his return set back after another surgery

CINCINNATI - Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco had surgery on the right side of his hip Monday, the third major operation in little more than a year for the former All-Star.

Teen charged with entering vehicles

Columbia County sheriff's deputies responded early Thursday to four residences on Keesaw Glen, in a neighborhood off High Meadows Drive, after residents discovered someone had rummaged through ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested after exposing himself

According to an incident report, a deputy found the man lying on a mattress on the ground in an open field near a burned residence. His boxer briefs were pulled down.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Kirby: Time to get through the postcard backlog

I'm getting behind on your summer vacation postcard travels, so let's catch up.
By Bill Kirby
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