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Traffic fatalities in Aiken County show slight decrease from last year so far

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:38pm
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Despite a spate of recent traffic fatalities in Aiken County, the total number so far this year is less than that of a year ago over the first eight months.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

The Way We Were: The Great War brought Camp Hancock to Augusta

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:37pm
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A century ago, as America rushed to get into the Great War in Europe, communities across the country rushed to get in on the civic, patriotic and economic advantages in securing one of the 32 military training facilities needed for such a task. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:36pm
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The person who said that the people spoke and Hillary received 3 million more votes than Donald Trump needs a history lesson in how our democracy works. She got 3 million votes in California alone. California liberals do not decide for our great country.

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Charter school teacher brings growth to self-directed learning program

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:36pm
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Several students gathered around a rug in the corner of a Montessori classroom in Aiken last week as their teacher reintroduced herself to the class.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Aiken man, 21, dies in dirt bike wreck

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:25pm
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A 21-year-old Aiken man was killed Sunday when he wrecked his motorcycle while showing it to a potential buyer, according to the Aiken County coroner.

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Thomas wins PGA Championship

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:04pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas emerged from the shadow of a longtime friend and won the PGA Championship to take his place among the young elite in golf.

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2 men shot in Thomson

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:59pm
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Two men were shot early Sunday at a home in the 400 block of Manassas Drive in Thomson, according to Thomson Police Chief John Seay.

Read more Correspondent Photos Donna Branch Stillinger

Former Grovetown city clerk arrested in theft of thousands of dollars from Grovetown Lion’s Club

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:51pm
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Former Grovetown city clerk Vicky Capetillo was arrested and charged with felony theft by taking in two incidents after being accused of misappropriating thousands of dollars from a fundraiser through the Grovetown Lion’s Club, where she served as treasurer.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

City Ink: Answers about judge heard behind closed doors

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:14pm
Columnists News

Richmond County Chief State Court Judge David Watkins is in. Richmond County Chief Probation Officer Marie Boulton is out. And the truth is still unknown. But intrigue in the courthouse, the Statehouse and the Marble Palace continue with an illegal closed-door commission meeting and unanswered questions. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Questions remain about viability of building new nuclear reactors

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:26pm
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Five years ago, a study from the Union of Concerned Scientists correctly predicted a nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle would be delayed and over budget. While Georgia Power puts together its estimate of final costs and schedule for the project, and whether to proceed on it, it is an open question whether the long-term benefits of building new nuclear reactors in the U.S. will be worth the growing cost. Read more

Staff Writer Tom Corwin

Students move in at Augusta University

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:19pm
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Moving day was a family event for Augusta University student Jasmine Lopez. Mom, dad and even little sister unpacked a truck of Lopez’s belongings in front of Oak Hall on Saturday afternoon to get the student moved into her home away from home for the next nine months. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Augusta man hopes to help kids make sweet music through playing the violin

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 8:07pm
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Jonathan Clark wants to conduct business. And there are strings attached. Antique Violins of Augusta opened June 1 in Augusta’s Olde Town – not so much to turn a big profit but more to help area children embrace music. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

AU researchers looking into ways to better treat osteoporosis

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 8:06pm
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For Frances McKenzie, it was a pop in her left foot that told her it was broken and led to a diagnosis of osteoporosis or thinning bones. For her daughter, Lori, it was a seizure that led to a diagnosis of a thyroid condition that also left her with bone loss even though she was only in her early 30s. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Child support offers no one-stop fix

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:05pm
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Raymond Thomas had just gotten out of prison when he found himself back behind bars, not for a crime but for not paying child support. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Rants and raves

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:04pm
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The stock market doing well means the rich getting richer? So you don’t invest in a 401k plan, an IRA or have a stock portfolio for your own retirement? Read more

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KIRBY: Seek and ye shall find … eventually

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 5:47pm
Columnists News

I do most of the family grocery shopping. It’s not because I’m a sensitive man of the ’70s, or even because I look like a sensitive man in his 70s. It’s just cheaper.

  Read more Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Woman found dead in Warren County fire

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 4:12pm
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Warren County sheriff’s deputies, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the state Fire Marshal’s office are investigating a death in the Warren County town of Norwood. Read more

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Two suspects arrested following three-county police chase

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 2:08am
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Two suspects are in custody after a Friday night police chase that included gunfire and a chase through three counties. Read more

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Sheriff: Look within for funds; increase taxes if necessary for pay hikes

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:35pm
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With a request for raises and a possible tax increase on the table, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said he hopes existing funds can be identified to cover his proposed salary hike for the city’s law enforcement agency. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:52pm
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We need to stop saying that Trump “won,” or at least be careful to specify that he merely “won the Electoral College.” Saying he truly won creates the illusion that the problem was with the Democratic Party and not with the election system. Read more

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