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Augusta man with two decade history of domestic violence sentenced to 18 months

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:50pm

Aubrey A. Scott has been beating and otherwise abusing women for two decades. He has gotten time behind bars before, and Friday he got another 18 months to serve for his latest family violence battery. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Richmond County schools report increase in ‘unsubstantiated threats’ after Florida shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:27pm

The Richmond County School System states that it has seen an increased number of “unsubstantiated threats” Friday, which comes two days after a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 students and teachers. Read more

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FBI says man wanted for murder in North Carolina captured in Augusta

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:48am

The FBI says a man wanted on a murder charge in North Carolina has been captured in Augusta. Read more

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Driver of logging truck dies in crash near Jefferson County line

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:17am

A man is dead after the logging truck he was driving overturned on Highway 1 near the Jefferson County line Thursday night. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Photos: Walton Awards

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:58pm

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‘No more guns’ is the cry at school shooting vigil

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:54pm

PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semiautomatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released Thursday. Read more

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Rants and raves

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:50pm

It is a shame how the bathroom at Maxwell library are kept. The toilets look as if they have never been cleaned. The bathrooms are dirty. Read more


KIRBY: Become the master of all you survey

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:49pm
Columnists News

Want to feel like a big shot? Want to know how the president of a company is treated when he or she walks in on the frontline employees? Do what I do. Complete the customer surveys that are sought with your fast-food receipt. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Hephzibah local aims to raise funds for children to see Marvel’s Black Panther movie

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:48pm

As a child Jonathan Lundy enjoyed reading comic books and found himself attracted to the fictional Marvel superhero known as the Black Panther. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Driver dies in Highway 1 logging truck crash

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:18pm

The driver of a logging truck involved in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 1 Thursday has died.

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Four men arrested in 2017 McCormick County double homicide

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:35pm

Four people have been arrested in a November double homicide in McCormick County. Read more

From Staff Reports

Augusta area schools increase security in shooting aftermath

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:27pm

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Augusta area school systems took additional safety precautions Thursday. Read more

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Murder charges stand in Burke County 2015 homicide

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:25pm

WAYNESBORO — A man’s request to dismiss murder charges because of the long delay in getting to trial was denied Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

New Unisys parking lot could be razed for mega-development this summer

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:23pm
News Business

The parking lot the city is building for Unisys employees could cost more than $500,000, even though portions of it could be razed as soon as this summer to make way for a $93 million mixed-use development. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Visitors bureau approves new board members, creates fundraising position

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:09pm
News Business

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday approved a new slate of board members and created a new staff position to spearhead a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign later this year. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Specialty tubing manufacturer expands Aiken County operations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:56pm

Zeus Industrial Products is investing nearly $16 million into its Aiken County operations and creating 51 new jobs, economic development officials announced Thursday. Read more

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Paine president lays out bold goals for financially troubled school

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:51pm

With a series of sweeping pronouncements, Paine College President Jerry Hardee set out bold plans to raise millions of dollars to get the school back into compliance with its accrediting body, to more than double the school’s enrollment in at least a couple of years, to build three $12 million residence halls and refurbish many other buildings and to launch a night school program with shorter-term degrees. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Downtown Augusta convenience store closes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:11pm
News Business

Sprint Food Stores Inc. is closing its Metro Market on Broad Street on Friday, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. Read more

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North Augusta police seeking to identify woman stolen credit cards case

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:06pm

The North Augusta Department of Pubic Safety is seeking to identify a woman in connection with use of stolen credit cards.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster