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.
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.
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.
City officials remain tight-lipped about a deal to develop more than six acres of downtown riverfront real estate.
An Augusta area man died Monday evening after being partly ejected during a rollover crash on Old Waynesboro Road.
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.
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.
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.
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen reported Debra Leverette, 50, died of peritonitis.
Augusta's new tennis pro has resigned after being offered a raise to remain as men's tennis coach at Southern Virginia University