Water park set for North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA — Officials confirm that Scuttle's Island water park with 24 attractions is coming to North Augusta in spring 2016.
By Jenna Martin

Few incidents seen at Richmond County football games

Despite large crowds and heated rivalries, local football stadiums have proven to be a relatively safe haven in Richmond County, with an average of less than five arrests per year since 1996.
By Doug Stutsman

$2.5 million gift boosts pediatric cancer research at GRU

Press On, the foundation founded by families whose children have cancer, announced that major gift Thursday to Georgia Regents University Cancer to help push pediatric cancer research and treatment
By Tom Corwin

Augusta polling locations to change before Nov. 3 referendum

Polling locations will change for about 7,500 west and south Augusta voters before the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord

Augusta Milestone test results returned

Fewer than 39 percent of Georgia students were found proficient during the first wave of the Georgia Milestones testing, but state officials say lower performance is linked to "more rigorous" testing standards.
By Sean Gruber

State education department distributes books to promote literacy

The Georgia Department of Education is sending over 250,000 books out to pre-K and kindergarten classes across Georgia, an initiative school officials hope will improve literacy rates and strengthen family bonds.
By Sean Gruber

'Hands Across the Border' campaign starts in Augusta area

Patrolling both sides of the Thirteenth Street Bridge, the annual Hands Across the Border campaign kicked off Thursday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta venues giving away free event tickets for a year

Augusta Entertainment Complex is giving away a pair of passes to every ticketed event at James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium for a year.

Eisenhower Army Medical Center personnel to observe training, federal holidays

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center personnel will observe training and federal holidays on Friday and Monday, respectively.
By Travis Highfield

B-52 crash evokes memories 40 years later

AIKEN — Forty years ago Thursday, Public Safety Chief J. Carroll Busbee was leaving his office on a cloudless day when the sky caught fire. Above him, a B-52 Stratofortress had just exploded en route to a training mission. 
By Travis Highfield

Mayor's office helped arrange Kinder Morgan gift

When Augusta Commission members reported being blindsided and subsequently rejected a $25,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, the mayor's office and other city officials had been working to arrange it since July.
By Susan McCord

Articles from the Metro section archive

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Man found incompetent to stand trial

James B. Thomas, 25, has been in jail since Jan. 13 on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless conduct.

Man accused of leaving children home alone

An Augusta man has been arrested after leaving his two children home alone.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Hunger Awareness month begins

The national network of 200 food banks known as Feeding America began pushing eight years ago to shine the light on the issue every September.
By Walter C. Jones

Gold Cross touts free services given to city

Gold Cross CEO Vince Brogdon e-mailed commissioners and city employees scores of free services and other benefits he said Gold Cross provides at no charge to Augusta.
By Susan McCord

Council gets update on Project Jackson financials

City Administrator Todd Glover said North Augusta has done everything it can to lay the groundwork for Project Jackson, and that it’s time for developers to deliver.
By Mike Rosier

Task force issues solutions to curb domestic violence

COLUMBIA - A task force's recommendations for combating domestic violence in South Carolina include training more 911 operators, improving documentation of the crime scene and increasing the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Deal proposes spending $50 million more on Pre-K

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that increased class sizes and cut teacher pay.

3 arrests in Jefferson County shooting

Three Jefferson County people were arrested recently involving a shooting and robbery in Wadley on Aug. 11.
By Donna Branch Stillinger

Five qualify for Columbia County commission

Five men vying for Columbia County's open commission seat wasted no time making their candidacies official Monday.
By Steve Crawford

Kirby: Rain seems to start only after you get out of your car

There must be an immutable law of meteorology that says showers will come down hardest and wettest when you stop and have to make the transition inside to a dry place.
By Bill Kirby

Augusta VA opens parking deck

The deck will add approximately 200 more dedicated parking spaces closer to the hospital for Spinal Cord Injury Unit Patients, handicapped parking and staff.

Rants & Raves

Thank you to the woman who gave my husband and me a $100 gift card to Kroger just because he was a Vietnam vet.

Bond denied for suspect in robbery spree

An Augusta man facing charges in four robberies, including a home invasion at an elderly woman's residence, was denied bond Monday.
By Sandy Hodson

SC lawmakers want MOX study documents

Members of South Carolina's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Department of Energy to turn over all notes related to an independent cost analysis of Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide ...
By Wesley Brown

State superintendent misses school tour

A tour of two Richmond County schools went on without its main guest after Geor­gia state Superintendent Rich­ard Woods couldn't make the event because of inclement weather.
By Sean Gruber

Doctors Hospital, Georgia Southern team up

Doctors Hospital announced Monday that it is creating a marketing partnership with Georgia Southern Uni­versity's athletic department to be its official health care partner for the Augusta area.
By Tom Corwin

Man breaks into Wheeler Road package store

Police said a man in a mask broke into a Wheeler Road liquor store Sunday morning and took a gallon of vodka.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested in Barton Chapel shooting

Robert Lewis Monroe, 38, is charged with criminal damage to property in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Elderly woman dies from wreck injuries

Sarah Brown, 89, was pronounced dead about 11 p.m. Saturday at Georgia Regents Medical Center as a result of blunt force injuries sustained in the Aug. 24 wreck.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

Just for a  “concept study” on six streets (and streetscapes) Augusta will blow $1.5 million. Gold pavement? Who’s going to end up with the taxpayers’ cash?

Kirby: Teacher is advocate for power of words

My comments on the vanishing use of hardcover dictionaries earlier this week brought this response from Susan Phillips, a Latin and English teacher at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School.
By Bill Kirby

Labor Day holiday closings

See which offices will be closed for the 2015 Labor Day holiday in the Augusta area.

More Georgia hospital mergers loom

ATLANTA -- Up until now, Northside Hospital has stayed relatively quiet in the almost frantic rush by metro Atlanta hospital systems to seek mergers or acquisitions.
By Andy Miller

Hoteliers hope to halve tax

ATLANTA - Hotel executives are stepping up their lobbying efforts to reduce the $5 nightly tax added to every room in this year's transportation-funding law.
By Walter C. Jones

Gov. Haley leading delegation to recruit auto jobs

Gov. Nikki Haley will lead a nine-day economic development trip to Sweden and Germany to recruit jobs in the automotive industry, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said Thursday.
By Seanna Adcox

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Percy Griffin Sr. (pictured here.)
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