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Former Paine College vice president’s lawsuit progresses

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:47pm
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Former Paine College official Brandon Brown’s lawsuit against the financially troubled college appears headed for trial after a recent order filed by U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

New film Detroit Crossing being shot in Augusta

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 7:04pm
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Police were called after shots rang out Wednesday on Augusta’s Sixth Street, but it wasn’t a crime scene. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Self Regional to take over operations of Edgefield hospital

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:50pm
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Self Regional Healthcare of Greenwood, S.C., will lease and operate Edgefield County Hospital’s facilities and equipment beginning this spring, according to a news release. Read more

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Indictment returned against Twin Peaks arson suspect

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:56pm
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The suspect in the Twin Peaks arson case has been indicted. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man accused of assaulting Richmond County sheriff’s deputy makes court appearance

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:38pm
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A Hephzibah man who slammed the stolen car he was driving into a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser made his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Rescuers find surviving child in rubble of Mexican quake

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:12pm
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MEXICO CITY — Rescuers found a surviving child on Wednesday in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to try to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses toppled by the quake that killed at least 225 people.

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TSA finds loaded firearm at Augusta Regional Airport after similar gun found previous day

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:53pm
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Another loaded firearm was discovered by authorities at Augusta Regional Airport early Wednesday morning, the second time in two days. Read more

Satff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Bond denied to man who allegedly shot at deputy

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:26pm
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A request for bond was denied Wednesday for a man accused of wounding an acquaintance and shooting at a sheriff’s deputy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Guilty plea entered in shooting

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:20pm
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A 19-year-old admitted in court Wednesday to shooting another man five times in 2016. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man pleads guilty to reduced charge in attempted rape case

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:50pm
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Just before closing arguments Wednesday morning, a man charged with burglary and attempted rape opted to plead guilty. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Instacart delivery service comes to metro Augusta

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:34pm
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Same day grocery delivery has hit metro Augusta. Starting Thursday, San Francisco-based Instacart will begin providing retail delivery service to most parts of the Augusta-Aiken area. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Suspect in Augusta shooting surrenders

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:33pm
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The man suspected in a fatal shooting at Big Oak Park on Sunday is behind bars. Read more

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Ironman will bring road closings

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:14pm
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The Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathlon will impact traffic Sunday beginning at 4 a.m. and continuing until 6 p.m. Read more

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating stabbing on Hale Street

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:50am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a stabbing on Hale Street this morning.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating Monday arson at Augusta residence

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:09am
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A fire Monday at a house on Reserve Lane is being investigated as arson, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Columbia County investigating ATM theft at Evans Circle K

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:50am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man in connection with money taken from an ATM.

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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:42am
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

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Augusta pension committee agrees to review retirement plan

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:26pm
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Facing an audience of Augusta public safety workers concerned about their retirement plans, the city pension and audit committee agreed Tuesday to go over the plan’s details and survey workers for changes they want to see.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta pension committee agrees to review retirement plan

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:25pm
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Facing an audience of Augusta public safety workers concerned about their retirement plans, the city pension and audit committee agreed Tuesday to go over the plan’s details and survey workers for changes they want to see. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:25pm
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Columbia County’s explosive growth deserves a commission chairman with knowledge, experience and the ability to communicate well with fellow citizens; someone like Commissioner Doug Duncan. I hope he decides to run for the job. Read more

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