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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Southern Nationals drag boat races are family affair

Scott Creswell has witnessed the Augusta Southern Nationals since its inception 28 years ago. He now shares his passion with his growing family.
By Travis Highfield

Sheriff's office to transfer funds to 911 center

Concerned that the center won't meet its budgetary commitments, Sheriff Richard Roundtree has extended a helping hand in the form of a $54,000 funds transfer.
By Travis Highfield

Rants & Raves

Rant for Augusta Utilities Department. I have never had a late bill in my life except for the water works. I get the bill one day and it's late the next. One of you is not doing your job.

New chief begins at SRNS

Just six weeks into her new job, Carol Johnson, the new chief of Savannah River Site's primary contractor, has her eye on the site's half-century old infrastructure and aging workforce.
By Meg Mirshak

Glynn Moore: For me, chemo treatment far from horror show

When you are about to undergo chemotherapy, you will hear stories about side effects. The worst for me was about a man who lost his nose hair, so when his nose ran there was nothing to stem the tide.
By Glynn Moore

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Across the region

CLEMSON, S.C. - The chairman of Clemson University's board of trustees says the panel won't vote on a plan to ban tobacco use anywhere on campus.

200 panties stolen from Victoria's Secret

Video shows the thief walking into the Augusta Mall store and stuffing a large bag with the merchandise, valued at $1,900.
By Travis Highfield

City Ink: Kick back, wait for the week's news

Now that a cease-fire's been negotiated between animal control Director Sharon Broady and Augusta animal lovers, it's time to unbutton the top button on your shorts, kick back and wait for all the ...
By Sylvia Cooper

Outdoor Expo vendors relish attention

Kayaks, taxidermied animals and the occasional water skiing squirrel are what attracted thousands to the Augusta Outdoor Expo at the James Brown Arena Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Southern Nationals opens with qualifying

The Augusta Southern Nationals kicked off competition Saturday with qualifying. Each boat took its best time to determine pairings for Sunday's elimination-style racing.
By David Lee

Kingston, Perdue vow teamwork after vote

Busi­nessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston promised voters Saturday that they'll work together to defeat Democrat Michelle Nunn in November, no matter who wins Tuesday's GOP runoff for ...
By Bill Barrow

Salvation Army holds summer auto auction

The Salvation Army holds three auto auctions each year and typically raises between $60,000 and $90,000 at each to fund its homeless shelter, substance abuse programs and soup kitchen.
By Lisa Kaylor

Teen killed in Barnwell County wreck

A Williston, S.C., teen was killed Friday night after he was ejected from his truck.

Rants & Raves

Please keep those suits coming against Project Jackson components. So it will delay this mess until I die. I have 14 years before I hit 100, and I intend to spend all of them down on the Greeneway.

Commission searches for consensus on administrator

Wednesday will mark two weeks since Mayor Deke Copenhaver revealed the names of three finalists for city administrator, but it remains to be seen how soon Augusta will hire a permanent head of the ...
By Susan McCord

VA execs got bonuses despite problems

Though Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has had three deaths from delayed medical appointments, at least $25,000 in bonuses have been awarded to top executives.
By Wesley Brown

Rants & Raves

It's bad enough my tax dollars pay for you to have your children, but then I have to help pay to feed and house them. I then have to pay to keep them in jail. Can you at least keep an eye on them so they can stay out of my way while I'm trying to work?

Karin Calloway: Sweet Chili Salmon with Creamy Sriracha Dressing

A large piece of fish, such as a side of salmon or bright pink steelhead trout, makes an impressive meal for guests. And the bonus – they couldn’t be simpler to prepare.
Bill Kirby

Skiing squirrel makes big splash

The Squirrel Huggers of America have apparently been alarmed at my column criticism of their beloved varmints over the years, and discourage my attendance at any venue featuring squirrels and weaponry.

Glynn Moore: For me, chemo treatment far from horror show

When you are about to undergo chemotherapy, you will hear stories about side effects. The worst for me was about a man who lost his nose hair, so when his nose ran there was nothing to stem the tide.
By Glynn Moore

Gogick: Getting the big picture is all about perspective

The reader's point of view is usually summoned to encourage someone else to take a non-official view on a story. It is a call for a different perspective. And perspective is what our photojournalists brings to the table every day.
By John Gogick

Notable area deaths of 2014

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