Fans flock to the Bell for James Brown Birthday Bash

Returning for the first time since 2007, the once-annual James Brown Birthday Bash was held at the Bell Auditorium on Tuesday to celebrate the late music icon and featured a reunion of his former band members.
By Doug Stutsman

Deal vetoes 'campus-carry' bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he will veto a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved by a legislature controlled by his own party in an election year.
By Ryan Phillips

Private probation firms collect millions

The number of people on probation sentences in Georgia helped generate $10 million for private probation companies in a single quarter, with the one handling cases in Richmond County leading the way.
By Sandy Hodson

Gov. Deal signs state budget with local benefits

Libraries, juvenile centers, a hospital and university research in the Augusta area will all benefit from provisions of the state budget Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

City-owned depot site subject of closed-door dealmaking

City officials remain tight-lipped about a deal to develop more than six acres of downtown riverfront real estate.
By Damon Cline and Susan McCord

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

Study finds antibiotics overused, ADHD kids don't get therapy first

In unrelated studies released Tuesday, the CDC found that nearly a third of antibiotics were prescribed needlessly, potentially feeding resistance to those drugs, and that very young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who should have been referred first for behavioral therapy may have instead been placed on medication, with unknown long-term consequences.
By Tom Corwin

New name for cancer center at AU

Although the university officially changed its name in January, the center waited until Monday to announce that its name would change from GRU Cancer Center to Georgia Cancer Center at AU.

Second man suspected in club shooting

A second man has been charged in connection with a shooting at a downtown club last month. Niatavius Diquyll Green, 23, was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on two counts of aggravated assault and a count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta woman died in Richmond County jail of infection

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen reported Debra Leverette, 50, died of peritonitis.
By Sandy Hodson

Newly hired city tennis pro quits

Augusta's new tennis pro has resigned after being offered a raise to remain as men's tennis coach at Southern Virginia University


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For all you people who own cats and let them wander all over the neighborhood smelling up other people's yards: Be aware that there are going to be traps set, cats caught and taken to the animal shelter.


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Athens pharmacy holdups worry police

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County Police are searching for a group of people they believe might be responsible for two drugstore robberies.
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