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McMaster signs law to protect highway workers

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:56pm

AIKEN — The widows of two South Carolina Department of Transportation workers killed while inspecting a shoulder washout in Aiken County on March 13 looked on Wednesday as Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law a bill that significantly increases the penalties for motorists who speed in work zones.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Augusta man sentenced to life in prison for robbery

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:37pm

A jury deliberated several hours Wednesday before convicting a man of holding up a Family Dollar store in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Fort Gordon celebrates 242nd Army birthday

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:22pm

On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress reorganized the American revolutionaries and created what is now the United States Army, with George Washington appointed commander-in-chief the following day.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Former wife of Thomson man killed in 2012 charged with murder

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:49pm

The former wife of a Thomson man fatally shot in 2012 has been charged with murder in his death.

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AU lease agreement gives it naming rights to the old Wells Fargo building

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 2:25pm

Augusta University’s name recognition is about to get bigger. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Inmates remain on run after killing prison guards

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:35am

Two Georgia inmates described as “dangerous beyond description” remained on the run early Wednesday after killing two guards on a prison bus before fleeing in a stolen car.

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Trump: Assailant in Scalise shooting has died

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:05am

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The assailant, prepared with “a lot of ammo,” fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Read more

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Police search south Augusta for clues in missing teen’s disappearance

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:03am

Based on phone records of the mother of LaTania Janell Carwell and anonymous tips, more than 50 officers from Richmond County and other local agencies combed several areas in south Richmond County on Wednesday in search of the missing teenager’s body.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Board of health approves balanced budget

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:39pm

The Richmond County Board of Health voted Tuesday night to approve a balanced budget of just over $7 million for next fiscal year, but still hopes to get a cut restored from the Augusta Commission and to get reimbursement from the federal government for services during Hurricane Matthew last year. Read more

Staff Writer Tom Corwin

Owners say builders targeted vets then left them with shoddy homes

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:07pm

Terrance Callahan bought a new home in the budding Grovetown subdivision of Hidden Creek five years ago but now his walls are covered with plastic sheeting to protect his family and home from the mold invading through his walls. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Rants & Raves

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 8:54pm

I have two questions for Trump voters. Other than a win for your side, what does withdrawing from the Paris agreement do for you? Is having clean air and water important?

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Committee passes on expanded evaluation of city administrator

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:36pm

Augusta commissioners dodged one member’s call for an anonymous evaluation of City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson ahead of the November expiration of her three-year contract. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Active shooter drill scheduled Wednesday at Aiken Middle

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 5:39pm

The Aiken County Public School District will participate in an active shooter drill Wednesday at Aiken Middle School on 101 Gator Lane. Read more

Staff Writer Nefeteria Brewster

Two arrested in connection to Sunday homicide

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:19pm

Two men have been arrested in connection to a homicide of a man found in a shed on Sunday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Testimony underway in rape trial

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:03pm

She didn’t get a 16th birthday party. Instead, her mother’s boyfriend raped her, a 19-year-old woman told a jury Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Mobile Cafe program brings summertime meals to children

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:00pm

The small bus parked in front of the office Tuesday at Cedarwood Apartments is actually a mobile lunchroom of sorts. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Tucker, Heisman winner and Presidential Scholar, charged with disorderly conduct

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:06pm

A former Aiken High School student who won last year’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award was arrested last week in Horry County, S.C., on charges of disorderly conduct. Read more

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