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Martin Luther King Day events

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:58pm


Read more Sports Editor John Boyette

Officials celebrate end of James Brown Boulevard streetscape project phase

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:57pm

Amid a flurry of downtown Augusta news, city officials took a moment Thursday to celebrate the end of part of a downtown streetscape project. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Lawmaker wants Georgians to have say on medical pot

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:57pm

ATLANTA — Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the state House. Read more

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State, local economy to grow in 2017

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:54pm
News Business

Metro Augusta created more jobs than two thirds of the nation’s cities last year, but its 2017 labor market growth will be roughly on par with the state as a whole, speakers at the annual Georgia Economic Outlook event said Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Man who ran from police pleads guilty

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:43pm

An Augusta man whose flight from sheriff officers included breaking into a woman’s apartment and preventing her and her son from leaving pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:14pm

This is a rant about the holes in the roads with all this rain. Either fix the roads or give us a break on our taxes. Read more


New Ellenton Middle School receives top honor

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:15pm

The Aiken County School District announced Thursday that New Ellenton Middle School has been recognized as one of 62 middle schools across the country to achieve national STEM-certification through AdvancED, the nation’s premier education accrediting agency. Read more

Staff Writer Doug Stutsman

Woman pleads guilty to helping man avoid arrest

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:09pm

A young Augusta woman who helped her boyfriend avoid arrest here by driving him to Jackson, Miss., where he died in a shootout with police, pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Woman admits guilt in employee theft

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:03pm

A former assistant manager at an Augusta convenience store pleaded guilty Thursday to theft. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Charges reduced for battered woman who defended self

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 5:42pm

All charges except a single misdemeanor were dismissed Thursday for an Augusta woman who shot her ex-boyfriend in self-defense. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Police investigating homicide in Richmond County

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:13pm

An investigation is underway after a 28-year-old was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in the Laney-Walker area. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson Doug Stutsman

Ty Cobb marker to be unveiled Saturday

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:26pm

Eighty-five years after he moved from Augusta, a historical marker will be dedicated in Ty Cobb’s honor this weekend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Power outage affecting medical district

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:31pm

Georgia Power officials confirmed an outage is affecting customers in Augusta’s medical district.

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Washington Road lane closures set for today, Friday

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:01am

Washington Road will be down to one lane with possible shifts for paving between Woodbridge and Spooner Drive. The closure is until 3 p.m. today and again Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Read more Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Thomson Chick-fil-A to open next week

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 9:47am
News Business

The metro area’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurant will open in Thomson on Jan. 19 with the company’s traditional “First 100” party, where die-hard fans camp out in the hopes of receiving one year’s worth of free meals.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Grovetown woman awakes to burglar

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:41am

A Grovetown woman told police she awoke to find a burglar in her home Monday morning.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Concept plans for Greene, Telfair and Fifth streets ready for input

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:58am

A second set of designs is ready for Greene, Telfair and Fifth streets in Augusta’s estimated $83 million downtown streetscape overhaul. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Robberies don’t slow down with beginning of new year

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:57am

Police are dealing with a spate of commercial robberies in Richmond County over the past several weeks. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Beverly Barnhart recognized for contributions to education

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:07pm

Inside John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, it’s hard to escape the impact left by Beverly J. Barnhart. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Relatives of victims confront Charleston gunman for last time

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:06pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. — One by one, family members of nine slain black parishioners confronted Dylann Roof for the last time Wednesday, shouting at him, offering forgiveness and even offering to visit him in prison as he awaits execution for the slaughter. Read more

Associated Press Photos Jeffrey Collins