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Girl, 5, dead after school bus crashes into tree in Georgia

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:42am

HINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl is dead after a school bus left the road and smashed into a tree while carrying children to school in Georgia. Read more

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School system reaches settlement in molestation case

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:28am

The Richmond County School System has settled lawsuits filed by two molestation victims of a former janitor. Read more

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Longtime Rep. John Conyers says he is retiring

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:38am

DETROIT — Rep. John Conyers, who has been battling sexual harassment allegations by former female staffers, says he is retiring.

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Hightower elected president of South Carolina School Boards Association

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:18am

Aiken County Public School Board member Wesley Hightower was elected president of the South Carolina School Boards Association during its annual Delegate Assembly on Saturday. Read more

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Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify suspect in connection to entering multiple vehicles

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:32am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a suspect in connection to entering into mulitiple vehicles in November. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

South Carolina Highway Patrol seeking new applicants

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:13am

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for new troopers and telecommunications officers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Architect recommends demolishing old North Augusta buildings, incorporating details in new construction

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:38pm

The old stable house and caretaker’s cottage adjacent to the former Seven Gables site are too far gone to fix, have limited historical value and should be demolished, according to a building assessment prepared by the firm designing a new public safety complex on the site.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Grandmother seeks help to give grandsons a good Christmas

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:01pm

A grandmother wants to make sure her grandchildren have Christmas presents to open this year.

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Man sentenced to nine years in prison in vehicular homicide case

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:32pm

A man charged in a 2016 fatal hit and run was sentenced in Columbia County court Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Savannah outer harbor deepening enters next phase

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 7:51pm

The final phase of the outer harbor portion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is officially underway as of Dec. 1, representatives with the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer announced this week.

Read more Savannah Morning News Photos Katie Nussbaum

Vacation buybacks, personnel manual on city agenda

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 7:43pm

Augusta employees are in for a post-holiday treat if commissioners OK as much as $522,132 in vacation leave buybacks Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

KIRBY: Sharing the holiday is in the cards

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:12pm

Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.

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Rants and raves

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:11pm

If those politicians have used public money to pay off their liaisons, for that alone, they should be thrown in jail and the keys thrown away. All the money they paid must be returned and all pensions canceled.

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Enrollment deadline approaching for federal healthcare insurance

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:25pm

It took the better part of an hour Monday morning to get Polly Tyler to the point she could begin to look at her options for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Body of Augusta attorney killed in boating accident found

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:40pm

Authorities have found the body of Tom Allgood near the scene of a boating collision that killed the Augusta attorney and another man Friday near Wildwood Park boat ramp. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Former Grovetown clerk charged with federal offenses

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:33pm

Former Grovetown city clerk Vicky Vinson Capetillo has been charged with federal offenses of money laundering and payment theft.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Commissioner says Regency Mall plan doesn’t have necessary votes

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:28pm

Augusta commissioners hoping for a final vote Tuesday on Mayor Hardie Davis’ proposal to rebuild James Brown Arena at Regency Mall may find the proposal invalidated due to a possibly illegal meeting held last week.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:06pm

An Augusta man accused of fatally shooting his sister’s boyfriend pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown sentenced to five years in prison

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:02pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for fraud and tax crimes that included raising about $800,000 for a sham charity.

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Aiken County Sheriff’s Office identify suspect wanted in connection to Warrenville shooting

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:52am

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man wanted in connection to a shooting last week in Warrenville.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster