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Saturday, April 19, 2014

City Ink: Unity preached by mayoral candidates

Everybody who's ever run for mayor in Augusta has promised to unite the city, and this year's candidates are no exception.
By Sylvia Cooper

Happy Easter

The sanctuary at St. James United Methodist Church on Greene Street is set up for Easter Sunday services.
By Sara Caldwell

Plane Pull nets nearly $45,000 for charity

About 1,000 people huddled in teams in a hanger at Au­gusta Regional Airport on Satur­day morning, waiting their turns to pull the FedEx plane idling on the tarmac.
By Lisa Kaylor

Rants & Raves

I think it was fabulous to see Bubba Watson win instead of having to put up with reporters raving about Tiger.

Report of boy's recovery defies explanation

For more than two centuries, this newspaper has been reporting advances in health and medicine. But some health news stories defy explanation.
By Bill Kirby

Medical marijuana used in Augusta, activist says

A medical marijuana activist said dozens and maybe hundreds of people in the Augusta area are using marijuana or a derivative to treat ailments.
By Tom Corwin

Ex-SRS worker leads panel for workers' comp

Former North Augusta city Councilman Thomas Scott Beck, 55, was confirmed this month as chairman of the seven-person state Workers' Compensation Commission.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, April 18, 2014

Across Georgia

JONESBORO, Ga. - A jury acquitted a day care center owner and her daughter of murder charges Friday but convicted them of lesser charges in the death of a 2-year-old child left in van on a hot day.

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will sign legislation next week expanding gun rights in Georgia.

New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.
By Tom Corwin

Drilling, blasting operations scheduled

Beginning Monday, Blair Construction will conduct drilling and blasting operations at two locations in Columbia County
By Doug Stutsman

Three detained after robbery at B&B Loans

B&B Loans, at 105 Rail Road Ave. in Aiken, was robbed by two black men, one carrying a handgun.
By Doug Stutsman

Fleet Feet Sports to host a Boston Marathon victory run

Fleet Feet Sports in Augusta announced they will host a charity event on Monday to celebrate the strength of the victims from last year's Boston Marathon.
By Doug Stutsman

Gogick: Transparency is on agenda

Public meetings and open government. Two of the recurring themes in this past year of your glimpse into how and why the newspaper does what it does.
By John Gogick

Insurers chosen for university health plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia has been selected as a statewide health plan, and Kaiser Permanente will offer an HMO alternative in metro Atlanta and in Athens.
By Andy Miller

Georgia grants veterans option for driver's license

Thanks to a change at the Georgia Department of Driver Services, veterans no longer have to carry around bulky forms to prove they were in the military.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Fort Gordon offers sunrise Easter service, fun run

The Fort Gordon Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Freedom Park on Rice Road, with Col. David Colwell serving as the guest speaker.

Two finalists for Burke County judgeship named

The Judicial Nominating Commisson sent Gov. Nathan Deal two candidates to replace Judge Jerry Daniel who died on Jan. 30 - Jackson E. Cox and Jesse C. Stone.
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

During the summer months, "Trooper Terry" Sams would have an opening show at the Imperial Theatre, and he had prizes to distribute to Tarzan and Jane yellers, and whoever got the most raves got ...

Many shoppers looking to save

Local consignment and thrift stores are continuing to see a boom in business in the recession's aftermath.
By Jenna Martin

Rants & Raves

It is utterly amazing how many ignorant people there are driving when it rains. They know where the switch is for the windshield wipers but not the one for the lights.

Pardon our mess

Help us make our area a better place to live by pointing out the things you see that need to be fixed in Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties. 

Suit challenging ban on gay marriage filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
By Kate Brumback

Man-made wetlands filter storm water at Ga. port

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.
By Russ Bynum

Escaped Ga. inmates recaptured

BLAKELY, Ga. - Authorities say two inmates accused of escaping from a county jail in south Georgia been captured.

Newborn found in SC trash can

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A Greenville woman has been charged with attempted murder and child neglect after an infant boy was found in a trash can on a city street.

Atlanta summit on prescription drug abuse

ATLANTA -- Atlanta is set to host a national summit on prescription drug abuse.

Where you live

David Harnish, with Ginnison Tree Specialists, rakes freshly cut foliage on Riverwalk Augusta.
By Michael Holahan

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away in the new year, including Terry Sams (shown here).
Latest from Columbia County News-Times

Bill to block state implementation of Obamacare clears Georgia legislature

Georgia's Senate passes a watered-down version of a bill to block state employees from helping Georgians sign up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
By Walter C. Jones