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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Second person charged in 2012 slaying of Wackenhut guard

Another man wanted in connection with the 2012 slaying of a Wackenhut guard who worked at Savannah River Site has turned himself in, officials said.

City Ink: More news outside Municipal Building than inside

May­­or Pro Tem Grady Smith collapsed into the arms of Brad Owens outside the Marble Palace last week and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
By Sylvia Cooper

Girl's rare syndrome a challenge for Evans family

Despite all of the life changes she's made up to this point, Rhoda Ross-Williams considers none of them as sacrifices. They have all been strategic steps she has taken to manage her daughter ...
By Tracey McManus

Waste shipments await environmental document

The import of highly-radioactive nuclear waste from Germany to Savannah River Site has yet to make its next significant step necessary before crossing the Atlantic ocean.
By Meg Mirshak

Poll: Majority of Augustans have pride in community

A joint survey by Gallup and Healthways released this month found most Augusta-area residents are proud of their community.
By Travis Highfield

Grantham to speak to Pride and Progress

Don Grantham, chairman of the State Transportation Board, the policy-making and governing authority of the Georgia Department of Transportation, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pride and Progress.

Group stopped from desegregating war memorial sues South Carolina

Members of an Amer­ican Legion post in Greenwood, S.C., are suing South Carolina because the state won't allow them to replace plaques on a war memorial that segregate the list of dead ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Rants & Raves

A Boston College teacher asked a question beginning with "Why is white college males...?" Forget any racism. How did a college hire a teacher who can't get basic English grammar right?

Grovetown pilot dies in Kentucky crash

A Columbia County man has been identified as the pilot killed when his small plane crashed Thursday in rural Kentucky.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, May 22, 2015

Where you live

Children play in cooling mist Friday at Lake Olmstead Stadium during the Augusta GreenJackets game against the Asheville Tourists.
By Chris Thelen

Across Georgia

MACON, Ga. - The death of a 4-year-old girl who was found with the cord to a set of blinds wrapped around her neck has been ruled a homicide.

Harlem High graduates 122

Columbia County's first 2015 high school graduates walked the stage in Harlem on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

City officials amazed by Albany's riverfront efforts

A small Augusta contingent visited downtown Albany, Ga., on Friday to examine the city's effort to capitalize on its most famous native son.
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

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

Creamed Corn Casserole fits as great side dish

This week’s recipe is an old-fashioned dish I’ve had for years. The casserole comes together quickly and the main ingredient is some canned cream-style corn.

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

Alamanc, library meeting takes me back

The always thoughtful Bill Baab, our newspaper’s longtime fishing expert, gave me a hardback almanac he found in his travels.

Moore: New driver's license was quick work

I needed a license to help get a Social Security card. But I needed a Social Security card to help get my license.
By Glynn Moore

Fillibuster opposing SC gas tax continues

COLUMBIA, S.C. - After another frustrating day of not getting anywhere, Republicans in the South Carolina Senate called a closed-door meeting to see if they can reach an agreement on how to spend extra money coming into the state budget and fix roads.
By Jeffrey Collins

Fort Stewart hosting Vietnam vets homecoming

As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of the divisive Vietnam conflict, other veterans in southeast Georgia are planning to give fellow Vietnam vets the homecoming they never had.
By Russ Bynum

Grand Strand sees quieter bike weekend this year

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - This year's Atlantic Beach Bikefest was much quieter than last year's violence-marred event, authorities said Monday.
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Augusta man pleads guilty to attempting to join ISIS

Leon Nathan Davis III, 37, admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court that he intended to join ISIS in Syria last November. The penalty for the federal crime is up to 15 years in prison.
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