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ACA enrollment could be harmed by confusion, lack of information on program, experts say

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:20pm

The calls started coming in September to navigator Monica Baldwin at Christ Community Health Services in Augusta from people concerned about their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

School board member Frazier to hold community “fair” Saturday focusing on tutoring, mentoring

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:51pm

School board member Dr. Wayne Frazier knows that strong communities build strong schools. Read more

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Columbia County man pleads to reduced charge in animal cruelty case

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:32pm

A Columbia County man accused of starving his dog and lying to a sheriff’s deputy about the reason for the dog’s condition pleaded guilty in exchange for a two-year probation sentence. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Judge Padgett receiving award for judicial history book

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:28pm

A gift from a fellow jurist started Judge J. Wade Padgett on a writing and research project that has led to him to getting an award Thursday night for Excellence for Local History Advocacy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Georgia Lottery: Changes ahead for Mega Millions game

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm

Georgia Lottery officials announced today several upcoming changes to its Mega Millions game, according to a news release from Georgia Lottery Corp. Read more

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Augusta man pleads guilty to reduced charges in 2014 homicide

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:05pm

An Augusta man accused of taking part in a 2014 slaying pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

1 dead in Warrenville after man gives toddler gun to chase victim

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:50pm

WARRENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say they have charged a man with murder after he gave a 3-year-old boy a gun and told him to chase the victim around the yard of a South Carolina home.

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Man allegedly gave 3-year-old son gun that killed Warrenville man Tuesday

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:02pm

A Graniteville man has been arrested in Tuesday’s homicide of a Warrenville man after allegedly giving his 3-year-old son the gun that fired the fatal shot. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

2 sailors found dead 4 days apart at same home near Georgia base after apparent drug overdoses

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:29am

Kings Bay Naval Base, Ga. - The deaths of two sailors assigned to Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base — found four days apart, but in the same off-base home — are under investigation after what authorities are calling separate drug overdoses. Read more

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Angler lands 93-pound blue catfish for new Georgia record

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:18am
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WAYCROSS, Ga. — A blue catfish caught on Georgia’s Altamaha River this past weekend weighed 93 pounds — a new state record. Read more

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify man wanted for shoplifting at Xfinity store

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:15am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man wanted for shoplifting from the Xfinity Store at 222 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Columbia County Walmart shoplifting suspect identified

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:03am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman wanted in connection to a shoplifting at a local Walmart.

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Fire in Martinez leads to Columbia Road closure

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:38am

Firefighters from the Columbia County Fire Department responded to an early morning fire at a business on the 4300 block of Columbia Road in Martinez. Read more

Staff Writer Nefeteria Brewster

Newspaper delivery delayed today

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:18am

Due to transportation issues, delivery of today's paper is delayed.

Subscribers can access the E-Edition by following this link:... Read more


Rants and raves

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:37pm

Frank Dolan did a good job as the school board member for District 7. Thank you Mr. Dolan. Read more

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Students celebrate learning through building robots

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:28pm

AIKEN — Joshua Jimenez just started building robots and can already see how he could use that knowledge when he’s finished with school and working for a living. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

One dead in Burke County crash

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:19pm

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal crash on Tuesday afternoon. Read more

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Augusta budget proposal leaves little room for employee pay hikes

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:47pm

About 20 Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies walked away empty-handed Tuesday and Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson said she didn’t like her proposed 2018 budget, either. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Richmond County School System recognizes achievements

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:35pm

The Richmond County Board of Education praised the system’s magnet and high schools for improved SAT scores at its meeting Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Community activist hosts viewing for missing teen, discusses new initiative into finding missing persons

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:20pm

Many responded with gasps and some even shook their heads as a show that featured the story of missing teen LaTania Janell Carwell provided some details about the 16-year-old’s disappearance but one — where is she. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster