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Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:17pm

NEW YORK — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.

Read more AP Medical Writer Photos Mike Stobbe

Augusta man who beat elderly mother to death sentenced to life in prison without parole

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:16pm

Robert Caviston thought he could get away with murder, the prosecutor argued to the jury Friday in his closing statement.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man describes for jury how his mother’s brutal demise was really an accident

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:10pm

In a long, elaborate, and detailed account, Robert Caviston told the jury how the death of his 92-year-old mother was an accident. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man wanted in shooting turns self in

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:47am

A man wanted in connection to a Wednesday shooting in Aiken County has surrendered to authorities.

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Columbia County searching for suspect in vehicle break-ins

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:37am

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two recent vehicle break-ins.

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Five arrested in North Augusta, charged after 9-mile chase

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:56pm

Five people have been arrested in connection with a car chase authorities say began after an early morning shooting in Augusta on Wednesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Former congressman Doug Barnard of Augusta died Thursday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:19pm

Former U.S. Congressman Doug Barnard Jr. died Thursday after a period of declining health, a family friend confirmed. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:15pm

Finally, the Clintons are under multiple federal investigations for felony criminal activities. Justice might still prevail yet, it seems? Read more


Kirby: My polar expression of discontent

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:13pm

If summer has its Dog Days — that period of uncomfortable, but consistent heat and unambitious languor — what does winter have? I don’t know what it’s called, but I am afraid we are in it. Read more

Columnist Photos Bill Kirby

Deal: Georgia ‘exceptional’ after 7 years of his leadership

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:51pm

ATLANTA — Delivering his final State of the State address as his fellow Republicans look to maintain their hold on Georgia government, Gov. Nathan Deal hailed an economic boom during which he invested in education, overhauled the criminal justice system and helped attract a legion of new businesses. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Three honored Thursday at Jimmie Dyess Symposium

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:44pm

Being honored with her husband and legendary Georgia football coach Vince Dooley during the Jimmie Dyess Symposium provided a unique perspective Thursday for Barbara Dooley.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Monique Walker seeking state court judgeship

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:57pm

Augusta attorney Monique Walker announced her campaign Thursday for Richmond County state court judge.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Richmond County seeking to identify men wanted in connection to theft, fraud

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:32pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify two males in connection with theft and financial fraud.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Section of Walton Way blocked due to underground water leak

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:27pm

Walton Way at Druid Park Avenue was restricted to one eastbound lane Thursday after an underground water leak caused the road to start sinking, Augusta Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said.

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Economic forecast: 2018 should look like 2017

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:22pm
News Business

Though a recession looms on the horizon, the 2018 economy should be a carbon copy of 2017, University of Georgia’s top economic forecaster said Thursday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Authorities investigating fatal accident along US 78, outside of Aiken

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:16pm

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident in which a pedestrian was struck along U.S. 78 outside of Aiken on Wednesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Former Freedom Rider recalls dangers faced by civil rights protesters during Fort Gordon MLK program

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:34pm

When Charles A. Person joined the Freedom Riders on May 4, 1961 he had only one thing on his mind — change.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Club Car will anchor new industrial park in Columbia County

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:17pm
News Business

Club Car will occupy a 500,00-plus-square-foot warehouse that will be the foundation for a new industrial park in Columbia County.

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Mayor announces lawsuit against opioid companies

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:54pm

Augusta’s lawsuit seeking compensation for damages from the nation’s opioid epidemic will go after the distribution chain responsible under federal law for monitoring distribution of the dangerous painkillers, the lead attorney in the suit said.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Ham radio operators to train for next disaster

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:31pm
Business News

Amateur radio operators across Georgia will meet Saturday at the state’s public safety training center to learn how to best maintain critical emergency communications during a disaster.

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