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Rants & Raves

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 6:10pm

Will the people who keep on commenting in crying about particular comments they don’t politically agree with please take their medications?

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Goodies cart brings happiness to patients at Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:04pm

Eric Smith, 11, walked slowly out of his room on the hematology/oncology unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia and stared into the tall cart piled with games and toys and snacks in the hallway.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Trial begins for Augusta man accused of rape

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:19pm

A jury should begin hearing evidence today in the trial of an Augusta man accused of rape.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Fire damages DFCS office

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:00pm

A state agency in Augusta is looking for a temporary home after a fire early Monday damaged its office building downtown.

Read more Staff Writer Tom Corwin

Harlem teacher charged with sex crime against minor

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:41pm

A Harlem Middle School teacher has been arrested and is being held without bond after being accused of asking a 14-year-old to send explicit photos via snapchat. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Kirby: Celebrate Augusta’s birthday this week

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 1:57pm

The future is purchased by the present.

Read more Bill Kirby

Coroner releases identity of ‘mentally disturbed’ man who died in deputy’s custody

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:50pm

A man who died Sunday while being taken to AU Medical Center by a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy has been identified.

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Case of missing teen now considered homicide investigation

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:55am

An eviction notice remains posted on every door at 3103 Tate Road, where 16-year-old LaTania Janell Carwell and her family once resided. The house just across the street from Terrace Manor Elementary School is now vacant and the news about the missing Josey High School student took a darker turn Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Sheriff calls news conference on missing girl

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:34pm

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree has called a news conference for 10 a.m. Monday to talk about missing 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, whose stepfather and mother are behind bars on charges related to her disappearance.

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Toole’s 1997 death remains unsolved

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:04pm

Lena Arkansas Toole was released from St. Joseph Hospital and told to return in three days for a checkup.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants and raves

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:51pm

What part of the definition of “treason” or “traitor” do you people not understand? You set up a “gofundme” page and donate thousands of dollars in defense of someone who knowingly stole and released classified information! This is no innocent victim here. She served in the Air Force and undoubtedly held a security clearance there and then held one in her contractor role, so she clearly knew the protocols and rules associated with handling classified information. The point is, it doesn’t matter what the content of the document was, it matters that it was classified, she did not have the need to know for the material, and she mishandled it. She needs to go to jail.

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‘Mentally disturbed’ man dies in deputy’s custody

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:26pm

A 32-year-old man described as “mentally disturbed” died Sunday while being taken to Augusta University Medical Center by a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy, according to a news release.

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WAY WE WERE: Regattas on Lake Olmstead

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:06pm

Much of Augusta’s social scene used to take place on Lake Olmstead and the facilities around it.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Reality Leigh Winner’s trial won’t come soon

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:01pm

Reality Leigh Winner’s trial on an allegation that she leaked a National Security Agency’s classified document won’t be anytime soon.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Vacations call for theft deterrence

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 5:54pm

As many travel in the coming months, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office advises they make arrangements before leaving their homes.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

You need to know just a few rules to write effectively

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 5:51pm

Publishers, magazines and newspapers have rules to define their spelling, grammar and style. They compile these guidelines into great “bibles’ of the industry that, though they contain no commandments, parables or beatitudes, tell their writers and editors how to use the language effectively.

Read more Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

Young slugger heads to second Major League home-run derby

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 5:16pm
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Matthew Mebane’s teammates still call him Pablo, and he still lives to hit home runs.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Hephzibah man found shot to death in shed

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 4:40pm

A Hephzibah man was found shot to death Sunday in a shed in the 4400 block of Peach Orchard Road.

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4-year-old drowns at Thurmond Lake

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 1:42pm

A 4-year-old girl drowned at Thurmond Lake on Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker