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Great American Smokeout on Thursday

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:00pm
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The evidence is clear to Dr. Carsten Schroeder that smokers and former smokers in Augusta at higher risk of lung cancer should take advantage of his free screening program. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify burglary suspect

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:13pm
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The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help identifying a man in connection to a burglary at a local auto store. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Lawyer: Freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974; he spent 50 years in prison

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:31pm
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BATON ROUGE, La. — Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was “weak at best.”

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Wrens police chief submits resignation, arrest warrants issued

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:13pm
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Wrens Police Chief Garry McCord resigned Tuesday after allegations were raised that he falsified a Stapleton officer’s pistol certification. Read more

The News and Farmer Photos Parish Howard

South Carolina officials announce first flu death of season

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:05pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina health officials have confirmed the state’s first flu-related death this flu season. Read more

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Controlled burn scheduled today at Fort Gordon

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:24am
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The Fort Gordon Wildland Fire Team will conduct a controlled burn today beginning at 11 a.m.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking to identify man in connection to financial fraud

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:55am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man wanted in connection to a financial transaction card fraud. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

House panel advances bills to clean up South Carolina nuke mess

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:41am
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers are moving forward on proposals to shake up state laws and boards that enabled the nuclear fiasco that has cost ratepayers billions. Read more

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School: 6 Georgia elementary students involved in pill distribution

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:20am
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ROCHELLE, Ga. — The superintendent of a Georgia school district says six elementary school students were involved in the distribution of prescription medication. Read more

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U.S. scientists try first gene editing in the body

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:16am
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease.

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Rants and raves

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:35am
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Water coalition’s “Dirty Dozen” list highlights Georgia’s water issues

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:40pm
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The Georgia Water Coalition on Tuesday announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” list spotlighting threats to the state’s water resources. The Savannah River appears twice on it for concerns related to two separate energy projects. The Altamaha River makes its fifth appearance for ongoing pollution from the Rayonier Advanced Materials pulp mill in Jesup. Streams, wells and wetlands are listed as at-risk statewide, pointing to a loosening regulatory climate at both the state and federal level. Read more

Savannah Morning News Photos Mary Landers

Car crash causes power outage in North Augusta

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:25pm
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Nearly 500 homes are without power in North Augusta following a car crash Tuesday night. Read more

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Augusta Commission extends city administrator’s contract

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:07pm
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Augusta City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson gets another three years to lead city government following an Augusta Commission vote Tuesday . Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Evans middle student arrested for bomb threat

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:51pm
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Police said an 11-year-old Evans Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly making a bomb threat on a school bus. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Commission OKs $93 million riverfront development concept

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:15pm
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The Augusta Commission authorized a $93 million mixed-use development by an unnamed developer to go at the city-owned waterfront depot property at 511 Reynolds St., with $14 million in public financing to come from the Downtown Development Authority issuing bonds. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

I-20 lane in Aiken County closed tonight

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:36pm
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The left lane of Interstate 20 westbound in Aiken County from mile marker 35 to mile marker 36 will be closed from 9 tonight until 6 a.m. Wednesday to install traffic recorder equipment.

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Richmond County schools exploring reducing class periods

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:25pm
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Richmond County high school students may soon see a slight change in their school day schedule. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Higher gas prices heading into holidays

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:24pm
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An unwanted holiday gift for area motorists appear to be higher gas prices. Read more

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First lady Deal visits elementary schools

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:56pm
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With a 15-year career in education, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal knows the importance of reading. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King