Project on target for summer sun

Workers broke ground in May on the 30-megawatt solar panel field. The framing work to support more than 137,000 solar panels began last month.
By Travis Highfield

Officials set to extend contract with Sentinel

Despite a history of civil rights lawsuits and the back-end expense of jailing probationers for unpaid probation fees, the Augusta Commission is poised to extend a contract with Sentinel Offender Services for another year.
By Susan McCord

Group takes probation stand

One of the country’s largest attorney organizations voted overwhelmingly Saturday for a resolution seeking the abolishment of the use of private, for-profit probation services.
By Sandy Hodson

Obama budget could make MOX plant's future clearer

President Obama is expected to announce his fiscal 2017 budget requests Tuesday, and opponents and supporters of the embattled mixed-oxide fuel project at Savannah River Site are expected to again keep a close eye on how the facility fares.
By Travis Highfield

SC chamber takes issue with bill limiting eminent domain

COLUMBIA - Pointing to an eminent domain conflict over a rail terminal in North Car­o­lina, the South Carolina Chamber of Com­merce is warning against the effects of legislation that would bar pipeline giant Kinder Morgan.
By Sarita Chourey

Day care safety advocate meets with Senator

Jackie Boatwright, who helped passed a state law that forces day cares to disclose whether they have liability insurance, met with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson about getting similar legislation passed nationally.
By Mike Wynn

Neighbors file suit against Wal-Mart

Several residents of Quail Creek subdivision are seeking a permanent injunction along with damages for what they contend is a violation of noise and nuisance county codes at the South Belair Road business.
By Sandy Hodson

Girl Scout cookie season starts Friday

The cookies will be available Feb. 12 to March 6 at various booths in the community.
By Staff Reports

Update: Traffic victim identified

One person is dead after a head-on collision near Savannah River Site.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rascal Flatts announces Augusta show

Rascal Flatts will be performing in Augusta this April.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tickets on sale for Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que

Willie Nelson and Old Crow Medicine Show will headline event at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Doug Stutsman

Articles from the Metro section archive

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Would Kinder Morgan's Proposed Pipeline lead to higher energy prices, fewer jobs

Many pipeline opponents are questioning, and out-and-out challenging, Kinder Morgan's assertions of the actual, long-term benefits that will materialize if the Palmetto Pipeline Project becomes a ...
By Ron P. Whittington

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Costumes highlight Augusta Table Tennis Classic

The Augusta Table Tennis Classic entertained those in attendance with dinner, dancing and socializing while they took in a competitive table tennis tournament Saturday night.
By David Lee

Watch your calories on Super Bowl Sunday

Food-laden parties around the big game have made it the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
By Tom Corwin

January a big month for burglaries

Since 2011, January has been in the top five months for most burglaries. In three years - 2011, 2012 and 2014 - January held the top spot. Last year, January came in fourth with 154 burglaries.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Kirby: Super Bowl parties often better than game

I met my wife at a Super Bowl party. That is just one of the connections I have to the NFL's championship game, which marks a half century today.
By Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

I really wish instead of changing the name 20 times, MCG, GRU, AU or whatever it's going to be next would invest that money in a parking deck for the employees who keep this hospital running.

Chrome rims stolen from Augusta carport

An Augusta woman is searching for answers after nearly $2,000 worth of chrome rims were taken Friday from her property.

St. Patrick's grand marshal announced

The Irish-American Heritage Society of Augusta has announced its St. Patrick's Day grand marshal as well as other annual honors.

Pipeline bill would bar land grabs

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina lawmakers are working to remove any power that Kinder Mor­gan might have to use eminent domain to take land from those unwilling to sell.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Children receive free dental care

The annual Give Kids A Smile event, which provides free dental care for underserved children, helped more than 100 children Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Feagin to run for Aiken County Council

Danny Feagin, a Burnettown councilman for the past eight years, has announced his candidacy for the Ai­ken County Council's District 3 seat to replace the retiring LaWana Mc­Kenzie.

Bond granted in fatal shooting outside liquor store

Kevin Antwan Williams is accused in the Jan. 11 shooting of James Sims III in the parking lot of the Kis­singbower Package Shop.
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

Rave for Rob Pavey's article about woodcocks. The picture with the dog caught my eye. The article was very interesting and well-written. I love the ending.

89-year-old suspect in hospital shooting dies

Charles W. Gorrell, who was accused of killing a relative at University Hospital in 2012, died Friday morning, attorneys said.
By Sandy Hodson

2 inmates face murder charges in 2002 case

Two Georgia inmates nearing possible parole for their role in the 2002 kidnapping and assault of an Evans man later found dead now face murder charges in South Carolina.
By Valerie Rowell

Early numbers show Georgia road deaths down in January

In January, 108 people died on the state's roads, down from 121 in the same month last year, according to Harris Blackwood, the director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
By Walter C. Jones

DOE schedules local financial aid awareness sessions

As part of a national initiative to increase financial aid awareness, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) is collaborating with local organizations to host ...

Weigh-in-Motion install closing Columbia County I-20 lane

A statewide Georgia Department of Transportation Weigh-in-Motion scale project will close one Interstate 20 eastbound lane approaching the Columbia County Scales tonight through Saturday afternoon.

T.W. Josey invites speakers for Black History Month

Each week this month, a prominent African-American from the Au­gusta community will lead an assembly at the school. The Rev. Charles Goodman, of Tabernacle Baptist Church, was the guest ...
By Doug Stutsman

Home hit by lawsuits files for bankruptcy

Amara Healthcare and Re­habili­tation has repeatedly rated "below average" and been the defendant in several wrongful death lawsuits.
By Sandy Hodson
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Rants & Raves

Why do all TV and radio ads think they need to have music or some kind of sound in the background?

Moore: Say it with sand on Valentine's

Sand is billions of years old, so show your loved one you think of her when you register a grain of sand in her name.
By Glynn Moore

Georgia high court hears private probation case

ATLANTA - Thousands of Georgians given probation for minor offenses could be affected by a case the state Supreme Court heard arguments about Mon­day.
By Walter C. Jones has made every Super Bowl

Sometimes nine yards in a football game isn’t enough for a first down, but for Larry McDonald it was pay dirt to a bonanza at Sunday’s 50th Super Bowl.
By Wayne Ford

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including LaRue Mangelly  (pictured here.)
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