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Police seek teen runaway

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:23pm

Columbia County authorities need help finding a 15-year-old runaway.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Seven-vehicle crash on Gordon Highway causes minor injuries

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:21pm

A crash involving at least seven vehicles slowed traffic on Gordon Highway this morning.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

The fire in their young hearts

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:15am

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More than 130 million Americans will have some form of cardiovascular disease by 2035, according to AHA projections

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:02am

There are many men who could say it, but Jimmy Ledford knows for sure that he owes his life to his wife, LeeDean. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:51pm

Downtown Augusta would be the worst location for a casino. Parking would be a nightmare. Then the patrons of a casino would be easy prey for downtown criminals. The only logical place is off I-20 near the state line, preferably on the westbound lanes. Read more


History museum lights win contest

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:33pm

The Augusta Museum of History was the grand prize winner in the business category of Georgia Power Co.’s 2017 Light Up the Holidays Contest. Above, Tim McGill, Georgia Power’s East Region external affairs manager, presents a plaque and a $500 gift card to Nancy Glaser, the executive director of the museum, which lit up its popular train as part of the contest. Winners in the business and residential categories were based on the number of likes for photos posted on Facebook and Twitter during December and January. Read more

Photos Georgia Power Co.

Gloverville Elementary raises more than $20,000 during Valentine event

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 7:44pm

The 45th annual Gloverville Elementary Valentine Court raised more than $20,000 on Monday for school activities. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

C.T. Walker pupil brings loaded gun to school

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:42pm

A Richmond County elementary student is facing discipline after bringing a loaded gun to school Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Augusta committee OKs amending waste plan to allow new landfill

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:18pm

There’s a new landfill in town. An Augusta Commission committee agreed Tuesday to amend the city waste management plan to allow a second landfill - for construction and demolition debris - to move forward with plans to open on Dixon Airline Road. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Details of fatal crash presented during vehicular-homicide trial

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:11pm

Blood drawn from an Augusta physician two hours after he was in a fatal crash revealed a blood-alcohol concentration of nearly 0.12, well above the level at which a driver is presumed to be under the influence. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Savannah River Ecology Lab raccoon study aims to eradicate rabies

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:16pm

Leaves crunch beneath the boots of four scientists as they make their way along a line of traps marked only by small, bright pink flags through the remote woods of Savannah River Site. In one trap, the crew finds a raccoon and quietly steps back to put their research plan into action. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Gov. Nathan Deal signing budget with cyber money in it in Augusta on Wednesday

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:00pm

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the amended Fiscal Year 2017 budget, with $50 million for the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, in Augusta on Wednesday for the future Reynolds Street site of the facility. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rizzotti to bring “4 the Love of Italian Food” tour to Ristorante Oliviana

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 2:17pm
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Mario Rizzotti is a man on a mission, and he’s coming to Augusta as part of it. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Condition of injured Xytex employee improves

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 1:26pm

The condition of Anita Wylds, a Xytex employee injured during a chemical leak that killed a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy, has improved from “critical” to “serious.” Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Gang suspect extradited to Augusta

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:59am

A suspect in a gang-related investigation reported last month has been extradited to Richmond County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson