Children receive free dental care

The annual Give Kids A Smile event, which provides free dental care for underserved children, helped more than 100 children Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Pipeline bill would bar land grabs

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina lawmakers are working to remove any power that Kinder Mor­gan might have to use eminent domain to take land from those unwilling to sell.
By Sarita Chourey

2 inmates face murder charges in 2002 case

Two Georgia inmates nearing possible parole for their role in the 2002 kidnapping and assault of an Evans man later found dead now face murder charges in South Carolina.
By Valerie Rowell

89-year-old suspect in hospital shooting dies

Charles W. Gorrell, who was accused of killing a relative at University Hospital in 2012, died Friday morning, attorneys said.
By Sandy Hodson

T.W. Josey invites speakers for Black History Month

Each week this month, a prominent African-American from the Au­gusta community will lead an assembly at the school. The Rev. Charles Goodman, of Tabernacle Baptist Church, was the guest speaker Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Bond granted in fatal shooting outside liquor store

Kevin Antwan Williams is accused in the Jan. 11 shooting of James Sims III in the parking lot of the Kis­singbower Package Shop.
By Sandy Hodson

Home hit by lawsuits files for bankruptcy

Amara Healthcare and Re­habili­tation has repeatedly rated "below average" and been the defendant in several wrongful death lawsuits.
By Sandy Hodson

Early numbers show Georgia road deaths down in January

In January, 108 people died on the state's roads, down from 121 in the same month last year, according to Harris Blackwood, the director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
By Walter C. Jones

Feagin to run for Aiken County Council

Danny Feagin, a Burnettown councilman for the past eight years, has announced his candidacy for the Ai­ken County Council's District 3 seat to replace the retiring LaWana Mc­Kenzie.

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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

37 public directors receiving combined raises of $215,000

COLUMBIA - The leaders of 37 public agencies and colleges in South Carolina are getting combined raises of $215,000.
By Seanna Adcox

Georgia mayor charged with DUI, impersonating police

JACKSONVILLE, Ga. - The mayor of a tiny Georgia town has been jailed on criminal charges after sheriff's deputies pulled him over for driving a city police cruiser.

Columbia County hires new deputy administrator, directors

Matt Schlachter, the county's engineering services director, was promoted to fill the new deputy administrator position, which was created in a recent reorganization plan approved by the county ...
By Steve Crawford

Church utility trailer stolen, police say

Richmond County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 600 block of Metcalf Street, where officials with Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church said their trailer was stolen.
By Doug Stutsman

Commission OKs animal ordinance

A $10 fee for owners who don't spay or neuter their pets will go into effect next year in Augusta, along with other changes.
By Susan McCord

Man robbed at gunpoint while walking home

An Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday while walking on Wrightsboro Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Square dancers meet at Sue Reynolds Community Center

The square dancers meet at the Sue Reynolds Community Center at 10am every Tuesday to practice and meet other dancers.
By Micahel Holahan

Fishing on Lake Olmstead

Tom Marshall takes advantage of the warm weather by trying his luck fishing on Lake Olmstead. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
By Michael Holahan

Georgia Power announces milestone in reactor construction

Workers placed a shield building system of 160 steel panels designed to protect the Unit 3 containment vessel. Each panel weighs about 10 tons and can be filled with concrete.
By Travis Highfield

Rants & Raves

I would like to thank the gentleman in the white Chevrolet Impala at Chick-fil-A who paid for our meal on Jan. 16.

Charges filed in Hahn Village shooting

Joseph Jay Gartrell III, 31, has been booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of unlawful carrying of a pistol and discharging a firearm within city limits.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

No timetable set for state's suit against Energy Department

Despite receiving the green light from Gov. Nikki Haley last week, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has not set a timetable for when he will file suit against the U.S. Department of Energy.
By Travis Highfield

CDC warns of drinking risks when not on birth control

Millions of women of childbearing age could potentially put babies at risk by drinking and not using contraception, the Cen­ters for Disease Control and Pre­vention reported Tuesday.
By Tom Corwin

Jurors hear neighbor of slain man

A week before her neighbor was shot to death beside her, Angela Moore says, Gregory D. Patterson told her he wasn't going to allow anyone to undermine his drug sales in the Second Avenue area, she ...
By Sandy Hodson

Stolen car parks near deputy; chase, arrests follow

A vehicle stolen while being warmed up outside an apartment complex Sunday morning was recovered soon after when the occupants parked adjacent to a deputy in an unmarked car.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Jailed Augusta man wants to appeal probation violation

Richmond County State Court Judge David D. Wat­kins revoked Frederick A. Slider's probation Jan. 15, saying an electronic monitoring device indicated he had consumed alcohol.
By Sandy Hodson

Aiken couple wins $250,000 in lottery

The couple purchased the Topaz 10s ticket at the Ridge Quick Shop on Pipeline Road in Aiken.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Commission still struggling to revise animal ordinance

The Augusta Commission takes up the city's revised animal services ordinance at a Tuesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Bears are brainy and brawny.

A study showed that bears top other animals in problem-solving.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

7th grader wins Aiken County spelling bee

Tylus Duane Madison, a seventh-grader from Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School, won the Aiken County Scripps National Spelling Bee with "patrician."
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Rants & Raves

Rave for Rob Pavey's article about woodcocks. The picture with the dog caught my eye. The article was very interesting and well-written. I love the ending.

Kirby: Son enters low-key world of grown-up birthdays

We attempted to sing "Happy Birthday"; he attempted to enjoy it. Neither effort was all that successful.
By Bill Kirby

SC lawmakers look at night use of golf carts

COLUMBIA - The long-running fight to legalize nighttime golf cart travel in South Carolina may seem to have gone dormant, but it's still alive.
By Sarita Chourey

Report finds SC workers make less, pay more for health benefits

COLUMBIA - A report on state workers' salaries shows they're underpaid compared with their counterparts in other states and local governments within South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox

Study: Georgia tobacco control efforts flunk

ATLANTA -- Georgia received three F's and one C in the latest American Lung Association assessment of states' tobacco control efforts, released this week.
By Andy Miller

Ga. hospital CEO arrested

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - The CEO of a north Georgia hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescription painkillers.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including LaRue Mangelly  (pictured here.)
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