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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Family Dollar approves Dollar Tree takeover

The battle over dollar stores is nearly over. Family Dollar shareholders voted on Thursday to approve a takeover bid by rival Dollar Tree, despite higher competing offers from Dollar General.

New inspector named for MOX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new inspector for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak

Around the block

The Richmond County School System will hold the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School.

Haley OK with gas-tax increase if income tax cut, DOT retooled

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will support a gas tax increase, but only if the Legislature cuts South Carolina's income taxes and restructures the Department of ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Redbox machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo

Red Box machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo on Tobacco Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond Sheriff releases promotional video

A five-minute recruitment video is the latest component of Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree's effort to reduce turnover and attract quality officers to Georgia's largest full-service ...
By Susan McCord

Traffic signal upgrade coming

New, improved traffic signals are coming to Walton Way in an effort to smooth traffic flow.
By Meg Mirshak

TEDx Augusta event coming Jan. 30

The city's second annual TEDx event will focus on the theme of "connections," which organizer Grace Belangia said highlights intersections between people or concepts that are normally unexpected.
By Tracey McManus

76-year-old Augusta woman has bottle thrown at car

An elderly female had a bottle thrown at her vehicle Wednesday after telling two young men to stop littering.
By Doug Stutsman

Futurity vendors find customers loyal

Vendors came from as far away as Texas to fill James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium with the things cowboys' and cowgirls' dreams are made of.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man allegedly hides T-bone steaks in pants

A Hephzibah man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to conceal steaks in his pants.
By Doug Stutsman

City expands homeless count to south Augusta

Volunteers and community outreach groups will expand the area's homeless count into south Augusta this year to account for a segment of the city's population many feel has been widely overlooked ...
By Wesley Brown

Augusta man, 27, accused of slapping daughter

An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday on charges of battery and cruelty to children in the third degree. 
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken police searching for good Samaritan

Aiken police are searching for a good Samaritan who helped save a woman's life after a kidnapping and sexual assault in December 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Microsoft details Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows - and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.
By Brandon Bailey

Grovetown inmates get new uniforms

According to Chief Gary Jones, inmates are now required to wear hot-pink uniforms instead of the traditional orange.
By Doug Stutsman

Fort range named for former commander

A new gun range at the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence will be dedicated Friday to a former top commander of the military installation.
By Meg Mirshak

Evans tapas bar has closed

The Retreat Tapas Bar in Evans has closed.

Teachers can apply for STAR grants

Teachers in public elementary schools can apply for grants for science, math and technology instruction from Savannah River Remediation.
By Meg Mirshak

Where you live

Snuggles (from left), Cherry and Alba patiently wait to get up as Steve Millwood, who was dog-sitting for a friend, takes the dogs on a walk around the Lake Olmstead area.
By Chris Thelen
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