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Freeze could devastate peach crop

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:40pm
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EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C.– Two nights of below-freezing temperatures could mean a “blanket kill” of the Edgefield area’s peach crop, said Sonny Yonce, of Big Smile Peaches. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

SRNS adds SC Manufacturers Alliance award to safety record

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:14pm
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has a record of awards and designations for its safety performance, and last week’s recognition by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance added one more notch to the belt. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Fort Gordon airman remembered for personality, work ethic, values

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:55pm
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Little was left but standing room when friends, family and service members from all branches of the military gathered at Fort Gordon on Tuesday to honor and commemorate Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Earles , who was killed last week in a car wreck. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

AU officials to meet Wednesday with Regents about bond funding on debts

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:00pm
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AU Medical Center is set to take on $55 million in bond funding to retire some existing debt and pay for projects, officials will tell the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Committee OKs limited cleanup program

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:57pm
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Augusta’s comprehensive property maintenance and cleanup initiative moves forward - on a limited scale - after an Augusta Commission committee vote Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Man accused in death of SCDOT workers has long list of driving offenses

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:52pm
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An Augusta man accused of killing two South Carolina Department of Transportation workers and injuring a third in a hit-and-run Monday has an extensive record of driving offenses in Richmond County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Public hearing held on North Augusta Comprehensive Plan

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 9:37pm
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North Augusta’s Planning Commission heard from three people during a public hearing on the city’s draft Comprehensive Plan held Monday night.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Landowner who received settlement has a ‘gift’ for the city

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 8:00pm
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A retired Augusta dentist who says faulty deeds and plats led to him and the city being defrauded a decade ago says he has a gift for the city.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Colorado sex offender arrested in Augusta

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:53pm
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A registered sex offender from Colorado was arrested in Augusta on a charge of criminal attempt to commit child molestation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Kirby: Celebrating the PB&J

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 5:57pm
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“Good taste is the modesty of the mind.”

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 5:52pm
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Brian France and NASCAR have virtually destroyed a good Southern sport in stock car racing.

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Murder trial underway in Augusta homicide

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 5:52pm
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A jury began hearing evidence Monday afternoon in the murder trial for a young Augusta man.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Woman charged in McDuffie County with threatening police officers

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 5:47pm
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A McDuffie County woman was arrested Monday, accused of taunting officers with a handgun.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

New district attorney sworn in Monday

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:41pm
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The governor of Georgia swore Natalie Paine in Monday as the new Augusta Judicial Circuit district attorney.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson