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Bus tour expected to highlight needs in south Augusta

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:59pm

South Augusta will again be in the spotlight next week when Mayor Hardie Davis takes the Augusta Commission on a bus tour of it.

Davis’ office hasn’t responded to inquiries about the tour, but the area is the target of a recently revived push to create a South Augusta Development Authority to improve development there.

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Reception to honor area artists showing at Augusta Municipal Building

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:45pm

City of Augusta employees and the public are invited to a Friday reception honoring area artists and their art on display at Augusta Municipal Building.

Now in its third show, the Municipal Building Gallery in the first floor lobby is currently showing work of a diverse group of some 20 artists such as Ruby Culpepper, Rhian Swain and Randy Lambeth from Augusta and surrounding counties.

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Truck slams into revelers in Nice, at least 80 dead

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:35pm

NICE, France — A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. At least 80 people were killed before police killed the driver, authorities said.

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Trump postpones VP announcement, citing France attacks

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 6:08pm

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick Thursday night following a day of rampant speculation, citing the "horrible attack" in Nice, France, that left scores dead.

Trump had planned to hold his first event with his yet-to-be-announced running mate Friday morning in New York. He announced the change of plans on Twitter.

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