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THE WAY WE WERE: Two centuries of giving thanks

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

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Drought impacting Georgia farmers

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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