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911 calls from Florida nursing home on dying residents: ‘Oh my God, this is crazy’

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:20pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives. Read more

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Columbia County hosting flood risk open house

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:09pm

Columbia County government is hosting an open house Wednesday in Grovetown for the public to view updated flood hazard maps. Read more

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Two subjects wanted in reference to shoplifting at a local convenience store

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:53pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify two people regarding a shoplifting at a local convenience store. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Missing woman found

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:51pm

A woman who disappeared from her Augusta residence Monday afternoon has been found. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Fort Gordon to hold National Night for law enforcement

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:57am

Fort Gordon is set to host a national night to promote law enforcement at the base. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Warrant: Atlanta woman put toddlers in oven, turned it on

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:20am

ATLANTA — A warrant says an Atlanta woman put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on.

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KIRBY: Remembering a red-letter day

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:06pm

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.

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Cubs’ Maddon stands by not using Davis, questions criticism

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:03pm

CHICAGO — Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series and questioned the criticism coming his way.

Read more Associated Press Photos Andrew Seligman

Rants and raves

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:01pm

Comments from readers:

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North Augusta council gives first OK to 2018 budget

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:58pm

North Augusta City Council gave the first OK to its 2018 budget Monday night, voting 6-1 with Fletcher Dickert in opposition because he thought the process didn’t explore options to a tax increase deeply enough.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Augusta Commission to review 2018 budget proposal

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:02pm

Raises for the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are taking center stage as the Augusta Commission gets a first look Tuesday at the 2018 budget developed by City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson and staff.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

UPDATE: Riverwatch reopened to traffic after gas leak

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:32pm

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has reopened part of Riverwatch Parkway that was closed because of a natural gas leak.

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One in custody, three more wanted in connection to vehicle theft

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:23pm

A man is in police custody after leading deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Committee hearing at AU discusses increasing healthcare role of advanced practice nurses

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:38pm

With a lack of health care providers in Georgia, the state could increase access by turning out more advanced practice nurses and using them in more innovative ways, a Georgia Senate Study Committee heard Monday

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

High school students in Richmond County get connected as part of Sprint 1Million Project

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:09pm

More than 500 high schoolers in the Richmond County School System will soon join 1 million others expected to be connected online as part of a new initiative by Sprint.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Eight players suspended after North Augusta, South Aiken fight

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:56pm
High school Sports News

Aiken County Public Schools announced Monday that disciplinary action will be taken after a post-game brawl between North Augusta and South Aiken on Friday.

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State of emergency declared ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at University of Florida

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:38pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.

Read more Associated Press Photos Gary Fineout

Columbia County man sentenced to prison for molesting child

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:35pm

A Columbia County man pleaded guilty Monday to reduced child molestation charges.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:32pm
News Business

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

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Aquinas, AU students team up for music video

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:29pm

When Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell was approached by Los Angeles-based band Luna to direct a music video, most probably expected the video to feature the band.

Read more Correspondent Photos Tim Howard