Christians recall Jesus' sacrifice during walk

About 500 people participated in the Good Friday Way of the Cross Walk through south Augusta, many carrying crosses of varying sizes.
By Lisa Kaylor

New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia grants veterans option for driver's license

Thanks to a change at the Georgia Department of Driver Services, veterans no longer have to carry around bulky forms to prove they were in the military.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Two finalists for Burke County judgeship named

The Judicial Nominating Commisson sent Gov. Nathan Deal two candidates to replace Judge Jerry Daniel who died on Jan. 30 - Jackson E. Cox and Jesse C. Stone.
By Sandy Hodson

Ex-SRS worker leads panel for workers' comp

Former North Augusta city Councilman Thomas Scott Beck, 55, was confirmed this month as chairman of the seven-person state Workers' Compensation Commission.
By Sarita Chourey

Rehab center planned for Augusta

Property at 511 Plesant Home Road in Augusta has been cleared to make way for a state-of-the-art health and rehabilitation center.
By Jenna Martin

Beech Island man arrested in Richmond County

Lawrence Boyd Jr., 25, was charged Friday with possession of a handgun, theft by receiving stolen property, as well as possession and intent to distribute marijuana.
By Doug Stutsman

Sheriff announces downtown policing unit

Business owners are hopeful a plan unveiled Thursday by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree will change the perception of a dangerous downtown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Georgia dealers top 5 in nation in lost, stolen firearms

Nearly 900 firearms were lost or stolen from Georgia gun dealers last year, which ranks the state among the Top 5, according to federal data released this month.
By Wesley Brown

Officials say errors made in meeting

Officials with the Richmond County Health Department acknowledged Thursday that public health employees improperly denied requests for information and attempted to bar photographs during a public meeting.
By Sean Gruber

Investigator glad he changed careers

WAYNESBORO — The first time Dan­iel Rodriguez considered a career in law enforcement in the late 1980s, he turned it down because of the low pay. The second time, he was the victim of an armed robbery.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

During the summer months, "Trooper Terry" Sams would have an opening show at the Imperial Theatre, and he had prizes to distribute to Tarzan and Jane yellers, and whoever got the most raves got the prizes.

Gogick: Transparency is on agenda

Public meetings and open government. Two of the recurring themes in this past year of your glimpse into how and why the newspaper does what it does.
By John Gogick

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will sign legislation next week expanding gun rights in Georgia.

Man sentenced after threat to eat judge's kids

Georgia man sentenced to prison after threat to eat judge's children.

6-year-old boy shoots, kills SC woman

Easley police say a 6-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills woman in car.

Insurers chosen for university health plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia has been selected as a statewide health plan, and Kaiser Permanente will offer an HMO alternative in metro Atlanta and in Athens.
By Andy Miller

Across Georgia

JONESBORO, Ga. - A jury acquitted a day care center owner and her daughter of murder charges Friday but convicted them of lesser charges in the death of a 2-year-old child left in van on a hot day.

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Bill to block state implementation of Obamacare clears Georgia legislature

Georgia's Senate passes a watered-down version of a bill to block state employees from helping Georgians sign up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
By Walter C. Jones

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New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.
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