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Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

Mayor Deke Co­pen­haver broke a 5-5 tie by the Augusta Commission on Monday to approve Augusta's first property tax increase in seven years.
By Susan McCord

Victim's testimony of attack opens trial

The man accused of committing three violent attacks, including the rape of a Paine College student, is on trial this week.
By Sandy Hodson

Police catch man accused of burning wife

A man accused of setting his wife on fire is in police custody.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Board reinstates gun rights to convicted felons

ATLANTA - An increasing number of convicted felons in Georgia have been getting their gun ownership rights reinstated by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The Way We Were: Older Memories

The intersection of Columbia Road and Louisville Road was called Lucky's Corner after the family who ran the country store and gas station. It was later called Maddox Corner after the new owners. ...

New online investigation system proving successful

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office began using LeadsOnline in May 2013 and in the first six months returned $30,000 in property to the rightful owners.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Pardon Our Mess: Overgrown grass in the median area of Laurel Lane

Grass is overgrown in the median area of Laurel Lane.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

Augusta Commissioners are expected today to set the county's millage rate and discuss a replacement for Joe Jackson, who resigned his District 6 seat last week.
By Travis Highfield

Road work continues throughout counties

Relief isn’t coming anytime soon for motorists on several high-traffic commuter routes in Richmond and Columbia counties where construction is underway to widen the roads.
By Meg Mirshak

Moore: I dispute form, function with wife

My wife and I disagree over the use of flat surfaces in our house, so of course I'm wrong.
By Glynn Moore

Rants and Raves

What knucklehead decided to close the side access to Lowe's on Bobby Jones? It's created a bad traffic problem at the four-way stop sign on the other end of the area. Now you have to navigate 10 ...

Teen hurt in lake accident still critical

A 14-year-old boy injured in a personal watercraft accident last week on Thurmond Lake remains in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

GMC seeks graduates who have fought since World War I

Georgia Military College is searching for alumni for an online project honoring graduates who served in the past seven American wars.
By Wesley Brown

Public feedback sought on housing funds

Augusta residents have a chance to tell city leaders how they think federal housing funds should be used to improve the community.
By Meg Mirshak

Brother shot in argument over woman, police say

Police say a man has been hospitalized after his brother shot him during an argument over a woman early Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Across Georgia

A lawsuit against the state ethics commission is still costing taxpayers despite a jury verdict earlier this year.

Rescue groups say dogs fare poorly in Augusta shelter

Several rescue groups say they are facing hurdles in trying to adopt animals from Augusta's municipal shelter and that once they do, some animals are in desperate conditions.
By Tracey McManus

City Ink: Jackson escapes rocky government ship

You picked a fine time to leave them, Joe Jackson, with commissioners trying to set the millage and minority bond underwriters working to hustle the city's multimillion utility bond deal away from ...
By Sylvia Cooper

Women-owned firms growing quickest in Georgia

Since 1997, the number of businesses helmed by women in the Peach State has skyrockted by 118 percent, almost double the national increase of 68 percent, according to a report.
By Jenna Martin

Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim ...
By Russ Bynum

Rants & Raves

Huge rave for Marvin @ babies r us. He was an immense help to my daughter and spent at least 30 minutes helping to resolve a problem she had in a return. Huge, huge rave for Marvin..

Kirby: Donate a few steps to charity

One of the early signs of Parkinson’s Disease is that your handwriting gets smaller. I learned that at the CSRA Parkinson Support Group’s breakfast.

Moore: I dispute form, function with wife

My wife and I have a running disagreement that I suppose you would call form vs. function. She likes things in the house to look good; I like them to serve a purpose.

Tearing down the Brislan Building

Thompson Building Wrecking Co. works Wednesday on demolishing the Brislan Building on Broad Street.
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Where you live

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., speaks at the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfast meeting. Wilson is making his annual bus tour of the second district.
By Michael Holahan

Isakson chides candidate Nunn

ATLANTA -- Sen. Johnny Isakson needled Michelle Nunn a little Tuesday about her hints that she might not support Sen. Harry Reid for majority leader.
By Walter C. Jones

Workers comp for staff kickball injury?

COLUMBIA - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.
By Sarita Chourey

Teacher group backs Carter for governor

ATLANTA - One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Across the region

COLUMBIA - An ethics panel says state laws did not require Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin to have disclosed an all-expenses paid trip from a Florida developer.
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