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Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Pardon Our Mess

A light pole was knocked over at the corner of 11th Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard.

Builder questions city's bidding process

City projects that are bid on over and over are a waste of time and money for small businesses, said an attorney seeking to "start a dialogue" about possibly changing Augusta's procurement process.
By Susan McCord

Man wanted in shooting incident

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who they say shot and struck a vehicle in November.
By Travis Highfield

You Remembered: Harrisburg

Last week we asked you to share stories of growing up in the Harrisburg community. Here are some of your stories. 
By Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Paine College needs a president who is intellectually strong, courageous, determined and dictatorial to lead it out of its quagmire of problems. Dr. Ricardo Azziz is available!

Decline prompts funding change

ATLANTA -- The financial future of 15 colleges and universities in Georgia that experienced declining enrollment is dependent on a revised funding formula, the university system chancellor warns.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Police in south Georgia are searching for a Marietta couple who went missing after going to purchase a car from a seller they contacted online.

Autistic boy feels at home at Augusta Futurity

For the last four years, North Augusta resident Connor Cooke has made it a point to attend the Augusta Futurity. Every year, he feels like he has become more entwined in the horse cutting culture.
By Travis Highfield

Electronics, apparel stolen from Augusta home

An Augusta woman lost more than $6,300 in electronics and apparel in a home burglary Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunglasses stolen from Augusta Mall store

Three people stole more than $1,000 worth of sunglasses from an Augusta Mall business Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Atlanta university students research civil rights deaths

Professors at Emory University hope the three cases are just the start of an effort to uncover and understand deaths tied to race during the civil-rights era.
By Kathleen Foody

Former inmate making most of second chance

Convicted of murder in 1993, Sean Walker was recognized earlier this month by Gov. Nathan Deal for his rehabilitation.
By Tracey McManus

Health care cost worries lock out substitutes

A decision on limiting hours of part-time Richmond County school employees to offset anticipated health care costs has been rescinded, but the mistake caused confusion and cost some substitute ...
By Sean Gruber

City Ink: Will Davis continue open-door policy?

In office for only 16 days, Augusta's King Hardie Davis I was off on his first junket - I mean business trip.
By Sylvia Cooper

Across South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A father and his 16-year-old son are accused of robbing a Spartanburg bank Thursday.

Public housing set for spring completion

New housing in the Laney-Walker and Beth­lehem historic neighborhoods will be ready for public housing residents this spring, although the area's transformation has hardly begun.
By Meg Mirshak

Male breast cancer focus of charity game

A charity basketball game and fundraiser will be held Feb. 7 at Greenbrier High School between The Harlem Legends and Cecil Herrin's Breast Cancer Warriors, which includes elected officials and ...
By Tom Corwin

SC Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

COLUMBIA - Legislators are unlikely to respond this year to the state Supreme Court's order to fix the education system that the justices say fails South Carolina's poor, rural children.
By Seanna Adcox

Rants & Raves

Rant to all the cars whose drivers exit from Bobby Jones using the right lane only to cut you off to make a left turn onto Marks Church Road. Pay attention, please.

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Where you live

Rohit Sangal tries to stay warm and dry while walking along Broad Street on Friday.
By Chris Thelen

Rants & Raves

Would it be absurd to suggest that we in west Augusta secede from this "consolidation"?
Karin Calloway

Angel Biscuits are homey treat

For many families, it’s not Sunday supper unless there’s a basket of rolls or biscuits on the table. One of my favorite no-fail breads is a cross between a yeast roll and a biscuit. 

Cross Creek High evacuated following bomb threat

A Richmond County school was evacuated after a custodian found a bomb threat written on a bathroom stall. Cross Creek High School will be on soft lockdown the remainder of the week.
By Travis Highfield

SRS information session Wednesday

A public information session to educate residents on projects at Savannah River Site is Wednesday.
By Meg Mirshak

Augusta Mall loses Coach store

Luxury fashion retailer Coach closed Saturday at Augusta Mall.
By Jenna Martin
Bill Kirby

Speakers had a lot to say about some elected Augustans

It’s always a good day to find out something you didn’t know, and that was me on Saturday.
Glynn Moore

Chicken or egg? It's hard to tell what to believe

Though I’m not sure what turtle tastes like – tastes like chicken, right? – I didn’t want to think I had been slurping turtle noodle soup all the times I had the sniffles.
John Gogick

News, good and bad, is our business

And then there is that four-letter word that sets our day apart: News. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Breaking news and news that breaks your heart.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harrell Tiller  (pictured here.)
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Train wreck leaked acid

MARTIN, S.C. -- Hydrochloric acid leaked from a breached railcar Tuesday in an Allendale County accident, CSX officials said today.
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