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Rants & Raves

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:44pm
News

Why on Earth would people not want to hear the good news about Augusta from Deke Copenhaver? Why does he have to distribute bad news when other outlets already do so? And what does it matter if radio station listeners are from outside our area? Deke was a nice mayor and if he’s going to be Augusta’s cheerleader on his show. More power to him! Read more

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Supporters celebrate Trump inauguration

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:20pm
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A handful of local people showed their support for the new president at rallies in Evans and Augusta on Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Appellate court reverses judge in transgender name change cases

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:39pm
News

Two transgender Columbia County residents whose requests to change their names to conform with their chosen sexual identities have won their appeals and will get new names. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Sheriff’s office announces arrest in gang case

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:17pm
News

Police continue to seek two of the 17 people connected to a local street gang. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Robin Allen elected president of Republican Spouses Club

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:15pm
News

Robin Allen, wife of Congressman Rick Allen, has been elected president of the Republican Spouses Club. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Richmond County jail announces new visitor hours

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 3:15pm
News

The Richmond County jail’s visitation center is under new hours that include closing Sundays and Mondays. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Finnegan, Pumphrey, other area Republicans attend presidential inauguration

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 1:21pm
News

WASHINGTON — An eight-year Republican drought in the Oval Office and the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump drew a number of Augusta-area residents to the 58th presidential inauguration. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Former commissioner’s appeal of child molestation conviction headed back to state court

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:02am
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The appeal of a former Columbia County commissioner’s child molestation conviction must be sent back to a state court judge before his federal appeal can begin. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

A stroll around Brick Pond Park

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:18pm
News

The 40 acre Brick Pond Park is a restored wetland that attracts a variety of wildlife and is a great place to go for a quick back-to-nature getaway or just to take a walk on a warm day. The park features trails for biking, walking, or running, a scenic pavilion that is built out over the water with benches for wildlife viewing, and there are many picnic tables and benches. Fishing is allowed with a city fishing permit but only in the west pond. Read more

Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Here’s to a ‘feel-good’ contest

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:04pm
Columnists News

I don’t think they had school nurses when I was young, but they have them now, and I think they do a good job. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:00pm
News

I will pray for poor, misguided and misinformed Jane Elliott: It’s clear she needs some godly intervention, for surely her soul has been sold to the devil. Read more

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Fatal wreck on Hephzibah McBean Road

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:47pm
News

A teenager died Thursday evening following a dirt-bike accident on Hephzibah McBean Road. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Road closures announced for Saturday march

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:12pm
News

Augusta officials announced road closures Thursday for a Saturday march being held in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington. Read more

Photos Staff Reports

Sprinkler system planned for boarding house but dispute with city continues

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 7:50pm
News

Wrangling between city officials and a Harrisburg boardinghouse continued at a Thursday court hearing, although the owner of Mercy Ministries might be closer to getting off probation. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Two local men granted commutation by President Obama

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:15pm
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Two Augusta-area men were among the 330 people granted commutations Thursday by President Obama. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Sister sues hospital, doctor and ambulance service alleging negligence in brother’s treatment

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:07pm
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A lawsuit has been filed by a woman whose ill brother was mistakenly transported some 300 miles away and back again after he was discharged from a local hospital. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Search warrant served at home of former Grovetown city clerk

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:49pm
News

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at the home of a former Grovetown city clerk who is currently a prime suspect in an ongoing federal investigation into embezzlement of public funds. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Nuclear activist previously arrested at SRS leads nuclear protest at inauguration

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:41pm
News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - If Twitter, Savannah River Site and the Presidential inauguration have anything in common, those paths met Thursday at an anti-nuclear demonstration in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by a Navy veteran and activist John Penley. Read more

Staff writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Exchange club honors first responders at annual breakfast

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:40pm
News

The Columbia County Exchange Club honored fallen firefighter Michael Thorne and sheriff’s Deputy Regina Fleming during its annual recognition ceremony. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Augusta man is robbed, beaten

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:37pm
News

An investigation is ongoing after an Augusta man was beaten and robbed Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

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