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Family spokeswoman: British baby Charlie Gard has died

1 hour 37 min ago

LONDON — Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, has died. He would have turned 1 next week.

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North Korea fires missile which lands in sea off Japan

1 hour 56 min ago

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.

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Reaction to the defeat of the Affordable Care Act repeal effort

5 hours 18 min ago

With the defeat of the effort early Friday to repeal the Affordable Care, those on both sides say more needs to be done, with some vowing to continue efforts to repeal it and advocates urging Congress to take action to strengthen it. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Delays expected Monday on Columbia Road

5 hours 22 min ago

Motorists planning to travel on Columbia Road between Lewiston and Tudor Branch roads should expect delays Monday.

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Augusta location among Teavana stores to be closed

14 hours 41 min ago

NEW YORK — Starbucks is shutting down its struggling Teavana chain, and relying on customers who spend more on pricier drinks and food to drive up sales at its namesake coffee stores.

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Educators experience military life at Fort Gordon

14 hours 58 min ago

As 57 educators from Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties filed into the clubhouse at Fort Gordon on Thursday morning, they were occasionally asked to move to different tables to make a point. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

KIRBY: Vacation postcards running hot and cold

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:17pm
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See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made. Read more

Columnist Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:47pm

Lies are the new mantra for the Democratic Party and its supporters. They couldn’t even make it onto a debate team for college or high school, because if using the word “lies” is the only defense they have, without qualifying their point, they would be made to look a fool in no time. Read more


Preservation commission blocks demolition of historic church

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:20pm

The effort to save a historic black church won another round Thursday with the Augusta Historic Preservation Commission voting unanimously to deny Atlanta Gas Light’s application for demolition. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump’s political rhetoric

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 7:19pm

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts’ chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump’s recent speech to the Scouts’ national jamboree. Read more

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Aiken County SWAT arrests man in domestic incident

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 7:11pm

The Aiken County SWAT team arrested a man Thursday morning who barricaded himself inside an apartment with his wife and child. Read more

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Trouble mounts for owner of personal care home where resident died Tuesday

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:54pm

The owner of the property used as a personal care home where a man was found dead Tuesday has filed an eviction action against the owner of Dynasty Care Facility . Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

S.C. attorney general won’t drop or reduce charges against Corley

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 2:41pm

The South Carolina attorney general has denied a request by former state representative Chris Corley’s wife to drop or reduce charges against him. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Top officer says transgender policy unchanged for now

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:20pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump’s “direction” to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, America’s top military officer said Thursday.

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Belk to open Evans store in October

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:52am

The first new Belk to come to the Augusta area in more than 20 years is scheduled to open Oct. 11. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Greeneway, Riverview Park see storm damage

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:21am

The North Augusta Parks and Recreation is one of dozens of organizations cleaning up after Wednesday’s storm. Small trees and debris have been reported along the Greeneway and trees are down across Riverview Park, including one near Tower 3 that damaged a fence to the softball field. Read more

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Animal shelter closed today, tomorrow

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:17am

The Aiken County Animal Shelter will be closed today and Friday after suffering minor damage Wednesday. Read more

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UPDATED: Man identified in fatal Martinez house fire

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 8:08am

A man was killed in an early morning fire in Martinez on Thursday. Read more

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Rants and raves

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:51pm


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Aiken Special Response Team trains for school safety

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:34pm

It’s hands-on training that Aiken Department of Public Safety Lt. Craig Burgess hopes his special response team will never have to use – preparing for an active shooter on a school campus. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King