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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Suspects in beating death captured

Both suspects in the beating death of an 81-year-old Aiken County man this month are in custody.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

School bus crash kills child, 4

BEECH ISLAND - A 4-year-old was killed and a school bus driver and second pupil injured Wednesday morning when their bus collided with a tractor-trailer on a rural two-lane road in Aiken County.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Clinton champions middle class

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and ...
By Bill Barrow

Lumpkin Road car crash results in serious injuries

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident which seriously injured one person Tuesday evening on the 2300 block of Lumpkin Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Graduate celebrates perfect K-12 attendance

ARC graduate Allegra Jones never missed a day of school from kindergarten through 12th grade.
By Wesley Brown

Costs down in plan to save historic Augusta buildings

Partial demolition to save a historic court building on the city government campus will add $31,078 to demolition costs, which Historic Augusta has agreed to pay to save the building.
By Susan McCord

Woman wanted for not returning rental car

A Dublin, Ga., woman is wanted for not returning a vehicle to Payless Car Rental at Augusta Regional Airport.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

If "Black Lives Matter," what about the 16 million black babies killed in abortions since Roe v. Wade?

Man accused of hitting woman with hammer

An Augusta man was arrested Monday and charged with striking a woman in the head with a hammer.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken authorities seek suspects who used fake credit card

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is seeking two people who attempted to use a fraudulent credit card at an area Wal-Mart this month.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta VA announces 'Summer of Service' to recruit volunteer help

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is launching a "Summer of Service" to address veterans' health care, housing and employment needs by creating and building partnerships with residents in the ...
By Wesley Brown

Trailhead closes for upgrades

Bartram Trail's Petersburg Trailhead closed Tuesday for up to two weeks for upgrades.
By Valerie Rowell

Disability law provides 'level playing field'

As groups this week celebrate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, advocates can point to a lot of progress but also still some barriers in Augusta.
By Tom Corwin

Missing elderly woman found safe in Aiken County

A Richmond County woman who went missing Tuesday was found safe in Aiken County, officials said.
By Doug Stutsman

Running ends with twice the prison term

Russell Benjamin was scheduled to plead guilty to a federal sex charge on Oct. 22, but earlier that morning he cut off his GPS monitoring leg bracelet and bolted
By Sandy Hodson

MCG Foundation's 'gateway' project on 15th Street remains stalled

Years after the Medical College of Georgia Foundation began plans of a "gateway" retail development along the 15th Street corridor, the project remains stuck in the planning phase.
By Jenna Martin

Chief deputy suspended after wreck

Richmond County sheriff's Chief Deputy Pat Clayton has been suspended without pay after damaging his work vehicle.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Travis Highfield

Lake search continues for missing man

Lake Thurmond authorities continue the search Tuesday for a man who went missing from a lake recreation area more than a week ago.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, May 25, 2015

System checks teacher-prep by graduate ability

ATLANTA - A new evaluation system will, for the first time, measure teacher-prep programs on how well their graduates actually do keeping state regulators and college deans preparing for the change.
By Walter C. Jones

Across the region

ATLANTA - Officials said a state trooper fired at a suspect during a chase Monday, but no one was injured.

Rants & Raves

Please don't throw leftover food out in your yard for animals.

Kirby: Vacation postcards begin to arrive

Your vacation postcards have begun to arrive and I have begun to study their secrets. Most postcard photos are pretty nice, almost all are colorful. And some are funny.
By Bill Kirby

Training centers are attracting industries

State leaders hope their expansion of a successful concept - training centers dedicated to company employees - will continue to bear fruit.
By Walter C. Jones

3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. - A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when a fellow crew member showed him videos of female trainees undressing for showers.
By Russ Bynum

Father: Woman shot by Ga. sheriff told police it was an accident

ATLANTA - The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home, her father said Friday.
By Kate Brumback

SC legislators have full discretion over additional $300M

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s economic advisers officially certified Friday a windfall in tax collections, giving legislators an additional $300 million in discretionary spending.
By Seanna Adcox

Ga. Hooters waitress to donate kidney to customer

ROSWELL, Ga. - A Georgia Hooters waitress will donate her kidney to a longtime regular customer at the restaurant.

Across Georgia

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. - School officials have voted to fire a Stone Mountain teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.
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