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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Cooler temperatures are right on schedule

Cooler days are here just in time for the official first day of autumn on Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Small earthquake reported in Evans

The 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported about 10 miles northwest of Evans about 3:30 a.m.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Space storms to hit today, early Saturday

A couple of eruptions on the sun earlier this week sent geomagnetic storms racing toward Earth that are expected to hit one after the other with the biggest impact today.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Storm problems across Georgia

Thunderstorms spawned intense lightning and powerful winds across Georgia, sparking house fires in suburban Atlanta and toppling trees and power lines in several counties.

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Heavy rains, dry skies take toll

Heavy rainfall hasn't been as big a problem this year, and that has created its own set of issues for farmers.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Storms cause problems near Macon, Athens

WINDER, Ga. - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night. Lighting also sparked house fires in Macon.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Macon brush fire will burn until it rains

MACON, Ga. - Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Firefighters, police take precautions during heat wave

Taking breaks and staying hydrated have been stressed for firefighters and police, who frequently work in the heat for lengthy periods.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Triple-digit temperatures loom this week

Temperatures have failed to reach 100 so far this summer, but that might not hold true over the next few days and weeks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Flood watch issued for most of region

A flood watch has been issued for most of east central Georgia and western South Carolina Sunday evening by the National Weather Service in Columbia.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Higher temperatures might be on the way

The Augusta area has yet to hit 100 degrees this summer, and the closest chance is this week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Farmers still feeling the chill

Fields and trees throughout the area were devastated by the winter storm, and in turn, the profits at Augusta State Farmers Market have dwindled in 2014.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Critics pushing back against climate rule

ATLANTA - In the Republican Southeast, critics are pushing back against President Obama's plan to cut pollution from power plants.
By Ray Henry

Monday, July 28, 2014

SC issued heat advisories

COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern South Carolina.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Augusta summer 3rd driest

For the past 30 days, the Augusta area has seen less than half an inch, making it the third-driest for the period since 1871, but rainfull is expected later this week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Augusta homeowner's insurance claims from ice storm continue

Major insurance companies say they have processed most of the damage claims resulting from February's ice storm.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heat waves will kill more in future, experts say

The advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council experts cited different summertime annoyances that will worsen as global temperatures continue to rise.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wetter than normal start to summer forecast

After a sweltering end to spring with temperatures climbing towards the triple digits, forecasters say the Augusta area is in store for a "wetter than normal" start to summer.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 16, 2014

Augusta cooling centers open to fan incoming heat spell

More than 15 air-conditioned cooling centers opened across the Augusta area Monday as emergency officials and residents began to prepare for temperatures making their annual climb toward the ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Canopy collapses at Circle K

At about 12:30 a.m., the gas pump canopy at the Circle K on Washington Road collapsed onto multiple vehicles.
By Doug Stutsman

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Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
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