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Area timeline for 2017 eclipse

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:06am
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The exact times you will see Monday’s partial and total phases of the eclipse will vary depending on your location. Here are times for cities and towns in our area: Read more

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Georgia State Patrol car selected nation’s “best looking” for 2nd straight year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:58am
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BRUNSWICK - A Georgia State Patrol car can seem awfully ugly when spotted in a rear view mirror with its lights flashing. Read more

Florida Times-Union Photos Terry Dickson

What is an eclipse? Facts to explain the phenomenon

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:09am
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A few things about eclipses, beginning with what is an eclipse. Read more

Athens Banner-Herald Photos Lee Shearer

Georgia Tech to offer automatic acceptance to top students

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:50am
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Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced Thursday that the college will offer automatic acceptance to high school valedictorians and salutatorians from any accredited Georgia public or private high school with 50 or more graduates. The Georgia Tech Scholars Program goes into effect with this year’s graduating class. Read more

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:40am
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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history. Read more

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Woman wanted for passing counterfeit bills

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:14am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who passed counterfeit $100 bills.

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North Augusta boy expected to be home this week to start school

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:39am
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Amauri Williams is scheduled to leave Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte on Tuesday and plans to be with his classmates at Merriwether Middle School on the first day of the new year Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Rants and raves

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:39am
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I agree that the Richmond County sheriff’s deputies deserve a raise, but not at an increase to taxpayers. The increases in the mayor’s office and theadministrator’s office are definitely unprecedented and not needed, not necessary. Cut the excess staffing in those two offices for the revenue needed for the raise our deputies deserve. Read more

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Augusta leaders saying little about monument

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:44pm
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A conversation Augusta officials have been leery to start has been initiated by the Georgia conference of the NAACP instead. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta man convicted of murder in 2015 fatal shooting

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:54pm
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Walter Salvesen III’s account of what happened the night he killed his friend Jonathan Martin was unbelievable, Assistant District Attorney Joanna Mastny argued to the jury in closing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

New Paine president says zero tolerance for prohibited items

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:38pm
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In his first Fall Convocation address at Paine College, Dr. Jerry Hardee presented students, faculty and alumni with some strong expectations that he said would help the school “emerge anew” as it deals with its recent troubles. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Appeal rejected in child molestation case

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:04pm
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The Court of Appeals of Georgia has rejected the appeal of an Augusta man serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

State fines liquid nitrogen supplier in deadly Xytex gas tank leak in February

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:00pm
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The liquid nitrogen supplier to an Augusta sperm bank is being fined more than $300,000 for problems uncovered after a February incident that killed a Richmond County deputy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

ATF offers reward in Cumming burglary, gun theft

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:39pm
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A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a burglary and firearms theft at a Cumming, Ga. pawn shop. Read more

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Man raising money to help Fort Jackson recruits view eclipse

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:56pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Special glasses needed to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse are in short supply, but a South Carolina political consultant is trying to help. Read more

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Vogtle installs steam generator in new reactor under construction

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:54pm
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Even as Georgia Power and its partners prepare a report for later this month on what it would cost to finish two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, work there continues with the installation of a massive steam generator in one reactor. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Suspects wanted in Columbia County package thefts

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:01pm
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Two people are wanted by the Columbia County sheriff’s office for allegedly stealing packages from the front porches of homes in Evans and Grovetown. Read more

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Spraying starts after West Nile virus seen in South Carolina

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:06pm
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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Officials are spraying a 1-square mile (3-sq. kilometer) area in South Carolina for mosquitoes after a West Nile virus diagnosis. Read more

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Tips for safe eclipse viewing

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:52am
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Dr. Casey Roland, Optometrist at Specs Eyeglasses in Evans offers a series of safety tips for viewing the eclipse Aug. 21.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Consumer Tips: Don’t let eclipse blind you to scams

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:50am
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We are mere days from the solar eclipse, which will be visible to all of North America. The “path of totality” will stretch through 13 states, from Oregon to South Carolina. In the center of that 70-mile wide path, the total eclipse will last from 2 minutes to 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Outside of this path, observers will see a partial eclipse.

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