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Three Barnwell County municipalities file suit against county, its economic development corporation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:43pm
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Three Barnwell County municipalities filed suit Thursday against the county and its economic development arm.

Read more The People-Sentinel Photos Laura McKenzie

Aiken public schools name Teacher of the Year finalists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:14pm
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The Aiken County Public School District named its finalists for 2017-18 Teachers of the Year and 2016-17 Giving Even More (GEM) award winners.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Westinghouse meltdown puts Vogtle, PSC, Georgia ratepayers in hot water

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:36pm
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Troubled Toshiba Corp. has decided to file bankruptcy at month’s end for its U.S. subsidiary Westinghouse – the primary contractor at Plant Vogtle – according to reports, putting the construction of two nuclear reactors there and Georgia Power customers in the financial cross-hairs.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Not guilty plea entered in flasher case

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:26am
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A Blythe man pleaded not guilty Friday in Richmond County Superior Court to a charge of public indecency.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Double homicide suspect captured in New York

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:20am
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A man is in custody for a January double homicide in Burke County.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Elderly man found dead in North Augusta

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:16am
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Officials said an elderly North Augusta man found dead this morning along U.S. Highway 1 died of natural causes.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Zodiac was in the stars for Ford of Great Britain

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:15pm
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Last week, we jumped the Big Pond and pulled a 1965 Ford Zodiac off the highways of England.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Glynn Moore

MOX contractor pens response to NNSA criticism

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:50pm
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The contract company handling construction of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at Savannah River Site was handed staunch criticism and negative reviews in documents made public last month, and a recently obtained letter detailed the company’s response.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Mall hopes high at mayor’s “#SOGO” Summit

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:44pm
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Mayor Hardie Davis’ “#SOGO” initiative made leveraging Fort Gordon growth to revive Regency Mall its focus at a Thursday summit.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Will azaleas be in bloom during Masters Week?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:28pm
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Color or no color?

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Woman who left baby in hot vehicle pleads guilty

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:43pm
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If alcohol hadn’t been involved, it would have been a different sentence, Judge Sheryl B. Jolly said Thursday. But it was and because of it, a baby died.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta mother who shot daughter gets suspended sentence

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:23pm
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Deloris Johnson lived for 68 years without a blemish on her record until last spring when a disagreement over her daughter’s parenting responsibilities turned violent. She ended up in jail for 10 days until her son could post bond, defense attorney Robert Homlar told the judge Thursday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Leak shuts down evaporator at Savannah River Site

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:20pm
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An element in the liquid waste cleanup process at Savannah River Site is offline after a number of leaks were identified inside.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Investment group acquires part of Fibrant plant

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:05pm
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An investment group headed by a former fertilizer company executive said Thursday it has agreed to purchase the ammonium sulfate section of Augusta’s Fibrant LLC chemical plant.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Community pays tribute to Augusta Christian’s Passmore

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:31pm
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Seth Raney remembered Drew Passmore for his outgoing personality, a person always smiling, always laughing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Chris Gay

Critical need for O negative blood

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:08pm
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Shepeard Community Blood Center is experiencing a critical need for O negative blood.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:42am
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An Augusta man has been charged with stabbing his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Mock crash warns students against dangers of distracted, drunk driving

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:28pm
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With prom just days away, Juvenile Court Judge Doug Flanagan had two pieces of advice for students at Evans High School and everywhere: Wear your seat belt. And wear your seat belt.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Rants & Raves

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:08pm
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When will they ever finish River Watch Parkway near Interstate 20, particularly the traffic lights?

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2013 Augusta homicide at standstill

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:56pm
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Criminal charges against two Augusta men remain on hold until an appeal court ruling, attorneys told Chief Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. on Wednesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson