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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rants & Raves

Convicted killer Reinaldo Rivera is getting fat on death row.

Brush fire slows Bobby Jones traffic

A brush fire is slowing down traffic on Bobby Jones near Deans Bridge Road.

House destroyed by fire as family escapes

A Columbia County family escaped injury when their home was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Noise alert: Explosives training at Fort Gordon

The 202nd Explosive Ordnance and Disposal Unit will conduct routine demolition training Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to dusk.

South Carolina warns of e-mail scam

The South Carolina attorney general's office warns the public it is being used in an Internet deception.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

More arrests made in Saturday shooting

Richmond County sheriff's officials said two juveniles also have been charged in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old boy outside Jimmy John's on Agerton Lane.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Kimberly-Clark workers win $1 million Powerball prize

One of the 14 winners, David Adams, of Warrenville, told South Carolina lottery officials he and the others formed the Process Specialist Retirement Fund with hopes of hitting it big.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teen charged after radio host threatened

An Augusta teen was charged Monday with threatening a talk radio show host.

Immigration case costs state $98,000

COLUMBIA - South Carolina has been ordered to pay legal fees to a group that sued the state over its immigration law.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Man shot on Dover Street

An Augusta man was hospitalized Monday after police say he was shot at least once the arm.
By Travis Highfield

Split among Episcopalians reaches SC courtroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Conservative South Carolina Episcopalian churches that split with the national church in part over a gay bishop and same-sex marriage are headed to court.
By Jeffrey Collins

2 more arrested in drive-by shooting

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a late Saturday shooting on Agerton Lane that wounded a 14-year-old boy.
By Travis Highfield

Group advocates, educates public on charter school systems

The Georgia Charter Schools Association held an educational meeting on charter school systems for the Augusta area, arguing for the benefits of such schools.
By Sean Gruber

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only

ATLANTA - More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.
By Mike Stobbe

1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant

ATLANTA - An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents nearby apartments to stay inside.
By Ray Henry

Gordon Highway gas station robbed Monday

Deputies say an unknown black man held a gas station attendant and one customer at gunpoint, getting away with a red pillow case stuffed with cash.
By Travis Highfield

City finances get clean bill of health after 'big' audit

Augusta city finances got a clean bill of health in results from an external audit that included a handful of "communications" about problem items.
By Susan McCord

41 treated for fireworks-related injuries

The holiday weekend is over but the number of fireworks-related injuries is still climbing, officials at Doctors Hospital said Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Nice day for a ride

Nick Walker rides bikes with his children, Marcus Walker, 3, (left) and Isaac Walker, 4, (right) along the Augusta Canal Towpath.
By Michael Holahan

Georgia planned ahead for federal shortfall

Georgia road planners acted ahead of federal transportation funding shortfalls to keep construction projects moving forward, unlike other states now faced with halting highway work.
By Meg Mirshak

Rants & Raves

Hello, Augusta Commission. Do you want to do something good for our county's taxpayers? Fire the person at animal services. She is over her head.

Detecting a pattern

Children inked their fingerprints and studied their distinctive patterns during a craft workshop at the Jeff Maxwell Branch Library on Wednesday.
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

3 hurt in SC prison fight

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. - Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.

Coalition calls for immigration reform, cites survey

ATLANTA - A coalition of Georgia business and labor organizations called Wednesday for immediate federal immigration reform, citing a new poll they say shows a majority of the voters surveyed agree.
By Walter C. Jones

Panel to study Winthrop president pay

COLUMBIA- A state commission is slated to consider increasing the salary of Winthrop University interim president Debra Boyd.

Atlanta cops probe shopping center attacks

ATLANTA - Police are investigating the beating and robbery of a woman in the middle of the day in the parking deck of an Atlanta shopping center.

SC cops say woman disappeared to avoid law

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - Police say a missing North Carolina woman faked her disappearance to avoid going to court on criminal charges.

Across the region

ATLANTA - Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday spared the life of an inmate facing scheduled execution, commuting the condemned man's sentence the day before he was to be put to death.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Judge George Fryhofer, of Burke County (pictured here.)
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