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Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

1 hour 14 min ago
News

WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.

Read more Associated Press Photos Andrew Taylor Alan Fram

KIRBY: Who talks ‘global warming’ in January?

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:59pm
Columnists News

A guy waiting near me at the barber shop expressed the opinion that we don’t seem to hear the phrase “global warming” so much on TV when there are snow flurries outside, but you do hear the phrase “climate change” a lot more. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:57pm
News

The Statue of Liberty is hiding her head in shame. Read more

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Shutdown would hit Augusta hard

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:24pm
News

As elected officials in Washington try to agree on a continuing funding resolution averting a government shutdown, the area’s large federal workforce is bracing for its possible impact.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Samsung will lease Edgefield County facility

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:14pm
News Business

South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung will lease a massive Edgefield County warehousing and shipping facility to support its new home-appliance factory in Newberry, S.C. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify three males in connection with shoplifting at Martinez stores

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:13pm
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify three people in connection with shoplifting at two area stores. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Futurity Open finals moved up to Friday

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:13pm
News Sports

The 39th Augusta Futurity is heading into the homestretch, but there is still plenty to see and do. Read more

Photos Staff

University Hospital kicks off 200th anniversary

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00pm
News

As more than a thousand people packed the cafeteria at University Hospital and spilled out into the adjoining halls and lobby, University kicked off its 200th anniversary celebration Thursday with many of those who had helped shape its history over the last several decades. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Authorities advise residents to ‘keep pets confined’ in Summerville neighborhood

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:54pm
News

The city’s animal services department has not investigated a December incident in which animal remains were found at an abandoned home. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify man in connection with stealing property at self storage

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:52pm
News

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man in connection with stolen property from a storage unit. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Four qualify for District 7 Richmond County school board seat

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:15pm
News

Four people have qualified to run for the vacant District 7 school board seat. Read more

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Victim identified in North Augusta apartment shooting

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:23pm
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One man is dead after a shooting at a North Augusta apartment on Bradleyville Road, according to authorities. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Auction company sues Augusta National over trademark name Green Jacket Auctions

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:46pm
News

A Florida auction company already in a legal dispute with the Augusta National over the sale the club’s iconic green jackets filed suit this week to ask the federal court in Augusta to overturn an administration panel decision that the company cannot use the name Green Jacket Auctions. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Officials get sneak peak of building that’s first phase of Plaza development

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:44pm
News

Media and local officials were given an inside look at the new Plaza at Evans Towne Center Park during a walk-through of the building Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Missouri man pleads not guilty to crimes connected to threats to Islamic Society of Augusta

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:21pm
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A Missouri man suspected of leaving threatening phone messages for the Islamic Society of Augusta made his first court appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man arrested, charged in connection with shooting

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:50am
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An Augusta man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting at an Augusta residence, according to authorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Free school supplies event scheduled next week at Jenkins-White Elementary

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:46am
News

Amerigroup Community Care will help local students restock their school supplies next week at Jenkins-White Elementary Charter School. Read more

Staff

New economic development director approved

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:41am
News Business

Augusta’s economic development agency on Thursday formally approved the hire of a 38-year-old Tennessee executive with high-tech experience as its leader, a sign the traditional industrial-recruitment organization is sharpening its focus on “new economy” employers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Atlanta on Amazon’s narrowed list of 20 cities for its second headquarters

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:33am
Business News

NEW YORK — Amazon, which is on the hunt for a second home, said Thursday that it narrowed its choices to 20 locations from the 238 proposals it received.

Read more AP Retail Writer Joseph Pisani

Grant to Historic North Augusta enables work to start on Society Building

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:14am
News

Work to preserve the Society Build­ing in Carrsville is about to begin, thanks to a donation Wednesday by Rowland-Ford Funeral Home to Historic North Augusta. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker