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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Man gets 3 years after car chase that exceeded 140 mph

Aqualius S. Battle, 37, repeatedly balked at accepting the plea offer, insisting he should only get a year at most.

Mother gets jail time for filthy conditions

Krystle L. Oyer, 26, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to cruelty to children in the second degree and a misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals.

Adaptive golf competition highlights spirit of disabled

Participants are paired with three able-bodied golfers, who each pay an entry fee to support their new teammates and see firsthand what it’s like to live with a disability.
By Wesley Brown

Kirby: You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

The Kansas City Royals are very exciting and have an 8-game playoff winning streak. But the Royals have something else I just found out about this week - a very unusual name.
By Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

To the man and perhaps other readers who thought it nonsensical for global warming to cause early snow, it's actually true. 

Accident slowed traffic on I-20, lanes reopened

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound near the Georgia-South Carolina line slowed traffic to a crawl, Richmond County dispatch said. Both lanes reopened around 6 p.m.
By Travis Highfield

Teen last seen at Cross Creek football game

Police are seeking a teenager who has been missing since a Cross Creek High School football game on Friday.

Details released in quadriplegic's death

A quadriplegic man whose death was deemed suspicious has been determined to have died from positional asphyxia.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Azziz UNLV president finalist

Ricardo Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position.
By Tom Corwin

Court probation deal before city panel

Augusta commissioners are to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord

Fort Gordon soldiers' deployment to aid Ebola fight in West Africa

About twenty-five soldiers from Fort Gordon are deploying to West Africa to aid against the spread of the Ebola virus.
By Meg Mirshak

Woman reports home intruders

An Augusta woman told police two male intruders were hiding in her house while she and her boyfriend had sex on Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man faces child molestation charge

Police said a 28-year-old Augusta man has been accused of molesting a 10-year-old relative several times at their home.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Tournament raises money for Sheppard's family

The New Augusta Foundation played host to the He Had Game Tournament this weekend to raise money for the family of Recardell "CJ" Sheppard, a Josey basketball player who died suddenly last week.
By Royal Shepherd

University of Georgia cancels lecture by Liberian journalist

ATLANTA - The University of Georgia canceled the Oct. 23 guest lecture of an award-winning Liberian journalist after concerns were raised that it could expose students and the campus community to ...

Where you live

People enter the Goulds Corner: Lamar Home on Milledge Road during the Summerville Neighborhood Association's 37th annual Fall Tour of Homes.
By Chris Thelen

Motorcycle crash victim's condition improves

A motorcyclist injured in an accident early Friday in Aiken County has improved from serious to fair condition, hospital officials said Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

ARC to honor 1956 championship team

Because the championship year of 1956 has never lost its glory in Richmond Academy football lore, the team will be honored Thursday at the third annual ARC Hall of Fame banquet, where 10 alumni ...
By Tracey McManus

Schools work on cyber security education

Leaders from school systems in Richmond and Columbia counties collaborated with Fort Gordon, Georgia Regents University and Augusta Technical College to design a curriculum for cyber security.
By Meg Mirshak

The Way We Were: Parking meters

When downtown Augusta first installed parking meters in the 1940s, the city and this newspaper thought it useful to tell folks how they worked.
By Bill Kirby

Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

Rants & Raves

Rant for any teacher or professor who attempts to brainwash our young people against our government and laws. They are there to educate, not to impose their beliefs on the minds of our impressionable young people.

Kirby: You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

The World Series begins tonight and baseball fans like myself are hopeful for a drama-filled, seven-game extravaganza of great plays and greater sportsmanship.

Moore: Mudslinging is nothing new in elections

It’s hard to click on the television without finding horrible things one candidate is saying about another. Lavishly decorated commercials make it seem that only the dregs of society run for office.

Where you live

The pumpkin patch at Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez, is open 1-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
By Michael Holahan

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia Democrats are using the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to rally black voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans calling the move "race-baiting."

Across South Carolina

COLUMBIA - A Lexington County man has pleaded guilty to weapons charges after the shooting death of a child by a boy at a birthday party earlier this year.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Columbia County health director Carole Davis (pictured here.)
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Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
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