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Retailers ready for holiday shopping season

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:13pm
News Business

Black Friday is still the “traditional” start of the holiday shopping season, but those who can’t wait to satiate their shopping bug can get their fix today. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Why is Thanksgiving always on Thursday? (I’ll tell you)

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:11pm
Columnists News

Ain’t that America … for you and me. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Rants and Raves

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:05pm

The Cinema Series at Augusta University is another reason we love Augusta. Read more

SRS finishes first phase of Ash Basin cleanup

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:57pm

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions are making progress cleaning up coal ash generated over decades at the Savannah River Site. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Thanksgiving Shopping: Store hours

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:51pm

Opening hours on Thanksgiving day for select retailers in the Augusta-Aiken area: Read more

Staff Writer Damon Cline

Thanksgiving overeating expected, but nutritionists say you can deal with it

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:49pm

Thanksgiving is a time of abundant eating, and many people might overeat without setting out to do it. Registered dietitians and nutritionists at Augusta hospitals gave tips and strategies to avoid overindulging and feeling like a beached whale after dinner. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

THE WAY WE WERE: Two centuries of giving thanks

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:30pm

Thanksgiving has been around for a long time, but so has this newspaper. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

For The Record

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:24pm


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Drought impacting Georgia farmers

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:23pm

Georgia farmers are experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory, and University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox cautions that there could be a potential repeat next year. Read more

University of Georgia Photos Clint Thompson

Health care spending up for the privately insured

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 5:05pm

Health care spending for the privately insured increased 4.6 percent nationally in 2015, higher than the increases in the prior two years, according to a report released this week. Read more

Georgia Health News Andy Miller

Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:22pm
News Business

CHICAGO - Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade. Read more

Associated Press Photos Tammy Webber

Manslaughter charge in fatal Monday shooting

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:12am

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office investigators charged a Graniteville man Wednesday morning in connection with Monday’s fatal shooting of Leroy W. Brown. Read more

Photos Staff Reports

Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:05am
News Business

LAS VEGAS - In a blow to the Obama administration’s labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Haley is Trump UN pick, sources say

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:53am

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the first woman he has tapped during his transition. Read more

Associated Press Photos JULIE BYKOWICZ

Rants and Raves

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:31am

I think the city needs to buy an artificial Christmas tree, instead of a live one, for display at Christmas on Broad Street. It would help on improvements on Broad Street. Maybe one of the owners of the many empty stores would allow it to be stored in their store. Aiken has such a tree. Read more


Kirby: Let’s have a goat-naming contest

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:30am
Columnists News

The older I get, the more ideas I’m getting. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

THE WAY WE WERE: Eisenhower frequent Thanksgiving visitor

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:30am

One of the highlights of Thanksgiving Novembers in Augusta during the 1950s was the regular visits of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his family. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Movie being shot in Jefferson County

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:28am

WRENS, Ga. — A Marine sniper and his spotter targeted and opened fire on Islamic State extremists in a former kaolin mine turned ATV park north of Wrens. Read more

News & Farmer Photos Parish Howard

Fall Safety Festival held at Daniel Field

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:27am

Kaitlynn Sims was caught in a smoke-filled house. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

292 people take advantage of the inaugural Fresh Start Initiative

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 8:44pm

In a span of two days last week, 292 people took advantage of the Fresh Start Initiative in an attempt to clear their active bench warrants in Richmond County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman