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KIRBY: Holiday crunch comes to an end

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:52pm
Columnists News

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Man whose partner was killed in attempted Subway robbery pleads guilty

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:50pm
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A man whose accomplice in the attempted robbery of a Subway was fatally shot by the intended victim pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta teen to face grand jury in homicide, robbery cases

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:21pm
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After hearing from detectives who investigated a violent robbery and a later homicide, a judge found cause to send charges against an Augusta teen to the grand jury for possible indictment. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta Fire Department shares heating concerns as wintry weather continues

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:05pm
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Nearly half the structure fires that occur in the winter are caused by heating equipment, mainly space heaters, according to a national fire safety association. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Local businessman donates $1 million to Georgia Cancer Center at AU

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:01pm
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Kim Gauldin waited for Peter Knox IV to finish speaking Thursday and then gave him a hug and her own offer of support Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Judge to decide if teen faces trial as adult

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:39pm
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A judge will soon decide if a teen accused of threatening his ankle monitor officer with a gun should be tried as an adult or returned to the juvenile court system. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:03pm
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DES MOINES, Iowa — No winning tickets were sold for the $460 million Powerball drawing. Read more

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It’s so cold in Florida, iguanas are falling from trees

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:26pm
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — It’s so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. Read more

Associated Press Photos Jennifer Kay

Augusta CVB finance executive to become interim CEO

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:40pm
News Business

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors on Thursday appointed the agency’s chief financial officer to temporarily head the organization next month when President Barry White leaves for a new job in Tennessee.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Wreck on Hwy 25 slows traffic, motorist advised to seek alternate routes

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:38pm
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A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 25 and Hephzibah, near McBean Road is slowing traffic there.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Who’s affected by computer chip security flaw

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:26pm
News Business

Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones.

Read more AP Technology Writer Photos Matt O’Brien

Aiken woman arrested after dead frozen puppy found at her home

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:07pm
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An Aiken woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a dead frozen puppy found behind her residence.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

July 4th Riverwalk shooter’s bid to withdraw guilty plea fails

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:46pm
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The man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in the shooting at the 2016 July 4th fireworks show on Riverwalk Augusta was denied permission Thursday to withdraw his plea.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Jackson man arrested for threats against Aiken County sheriff

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:40pm
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A Jackson, S.C., man accused of making threats against Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt has been arrested. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Side hustles you can start with no money

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:56am
News Business

Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent.

Read more NerdWallet Photos Jackie Zimmermann

Brookfield buys Toshiba nuclear unit, Westinghouse Electric

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:48am
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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Westinghouse Electric, the U.S. nuclear unit of embattled Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, has been acquired in a deal valued at about out $4.6 billion.

Read more Photos Associated Press

Trump to attend championship football game

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:13am
Sports News

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are working with the U.S. Secret Service ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the city for Monday’s college football title game, an Atlanta police official said.

Read more Associated Press Photos Jeff Martin

Dow Jones industrials climb above 25,000 for the first time

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:47am
News Business

The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 points for the first time, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000.

Read more AP Markets Writer Photos MARLEY JAY

Man arrested, charged with theft for equipment stolen at Wade Plantation

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:29am
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A man has been arrested and charged in connection with stolen equipment at a plantation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster