Civic boosters speak out for seventh sales tax

A handful of Augusta community boosters showed their support on the courthouse steps Thursday in favor of special purpose local option sales tax 7.
By Susan McCord

Augusta link in Florida baby case

Richmond County sheriff's deputies were involved in a multistate investigation into the disappearance of a 9-week-old Florida boy.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Consultant: Restaurants, apartments fuel for downtown Augusta growth

A consultant believes multifamily residential developments and restaurants from other regional cities are the best bets for Broad Street and the riverfront.
By Tim Rausch

Retired Army major general speaks about cybersecurity

The "human element" has caused more security breaches and computer network damages than any technology failure, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Davis said Thursday night.
By Sean Gruber

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only dental school.
By Tom Corwin

Westmont teacher is tops in Columbia County

Jennifer Gurley, who is in her fourth year teaching at Westmont Elementary, said teaching had always been her calling as long as she can remember.
By Steve Crawford

Reading program pairs pupils, mentors

As soon as Sabrina Paige heard about the Power Lunch Reading Initiative that launched at Richmond County elementary schools this week, she said she “jumped at the chance to participate.”
By Sean Gruber

Aiken candidates tout experience, leadership

Rick Osbon, a Republican, and City Councilwoman Lessie Price, a Democrat, debated during a mayor forum Thursday night.
By Mike Rosier

Savannah River Nature Center project on track

One year after announcing her office planned to transform a former junkyard into a 14-acre nature retreat, the Savannah Riverkeeper says her plans remain on track, possibly even ahead of schedule.
By Wesley Brown

Panel reviews renting out house for events

ATLANTA - Georgia officials say they have little to do with vacation rentals but it wouldn't take much changes to the law to give them such authority.
By Walter C. Jones

Boxing program designed to fight Parkinson's

The Rock Steady Boxing program finds boxing-based exercises can provide a number of benefits to patients, said Tambra Craven, a certified trainer who began Day One Fitness.
By Tom Corwin
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Rants & Raves

Because the Board of Regents made the mistake of choosing the name Georgia Regents University, shouldn’t it also reconcile that mistake by paying to correct that error?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Bill Kirby: Best weather week ahead

I know, it might rain again this weekend, but if we make it to next week, most forecasts show what might be the best week of the year - six days of sunny, dry weather with highs in the low 70s. It will be like living in California without the crazy celebrities.
By Bill Kirby

City reaches settlement with family of man shot by officer

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white police officer.
By Bruce Smith

Gov. Haley urges more SC evacuations

COLUMBIA - In a terse warning, South Carolina's governor urged thousands of people in low-lying areas near the coast to evacuate Thursday before a mass of water rumbling toward the ocean floods some places for up to two more weeks.

Savannah mom killed kids, police say

A Savannah mother was arrested and charged with two counts of murder after she admitted to police that she killed two of her children in her residence.
By Brittini Ray

SC officials warn of scams after floods

If the catastrophic flood weren't bad enough, South Carolinians are now advised to watch out for fraudulent flood-relief charities playing on their generosity and bogus contractors peddling repairs, claiming to be in the neighborhood for an earlier job.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Ed Skinner (pictured here.)
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The Augusta Film Office announced Friday Augusta has been selected as the primary location for shooting a full-length sci-fi horror feature film.
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