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5 arrests in 1983 case authorities say was motivated by race

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:20pm
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SUNNY SIDE, Ga. — After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people — including two law enforcement officials — in a killing they say was racially motivated.

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Augusta man pleads to reduced charges in gang rape case

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:18pm
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One of four young men accused of raping two women pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday instead of facing a jury.

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Former prison guard pleads guilty to bringing marijuana for inmates

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:12pm
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A former guard at the Augusta State Medical Prison pleaded guilty Monday to taking marijuana into the prison to sell to inmates.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Hospital: No transplant for boy until donor dad follows law

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:02pm
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ATLANTA — A mother says an Atlanta hospital is unfairly punishing her 2-year-old son because of his father’s mistakes.

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Religious freedom group reports Christian proselytizing forced on some soldiers at Fort Gordon barbecue

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:25pm
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A religious freedom organization is calling on post leadership at Fort Gordon to take action after some soldiers reported they were forced to undergo fundamentalist Christian proselytizing by an Army chaplain during a Saturday “spiritual” barbecue.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:03pm
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades — charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

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Two men in custody after burglary and police chase in Columbia County

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00pm
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Two Georgia men are in custody after a police chase Sunday following a burglary at a residence on Collins Road.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Michaux: New chairman has the knowledge, power to change Augusta National layout

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:04am
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For the first time since Bobby Jones built his dream golf course, a real golfer is in charge of Augusta National Golf Club.

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Ridley begins chairmanship of Augusta National, Masters

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00am
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The newest chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament is already making changes.

Read more Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating Sunday shooting on Glenn Hills Drive

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:57am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting on Glenn Hills Drive that left a man injured.

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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:26am
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WASHINGTON — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Read more AP Science Writer Photos Seth Borenstein

WAY WE WERE: 250 years of Richmond County teaching sits down

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:26pm
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In July 1945, Richmond County saw teacher retirements that subtracted more than 250 years of experience from its schools. It happened with the departure of only five individuals.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office provides new interactive training for deputies

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:25pm
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You are dispatched to a disturbance at a local school. As you walk down a hallway, you spot two doors. You are unable to make out what’s behind the classroom door to the right, but as you approach, you can hear a male yelling.

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Rants and raves

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:59pm
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Glynn Moore: My leukemia gave way to MDS, with its own treatment ahead

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:59pm
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The medical oncologist in Atlanta looked at my charts and gave me three months to live.

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Standard IQ test no longer used by schools for cognitive abilities

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:50pm
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When President Trump jokingly — or not — challenged his secretary of state to an IQ test last week, he referenced something that has long since gone out of vogue in the U.S.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Fair serves thousands in opening weekend

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:36pm
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The screams and shrieks at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds over the weekend were a sign that the Exchange Club is living up to its first president’s goal for the fair: “Children come first.”

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Star Wars fans help promote literacy

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:40pm
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In a library not so far, far away, Star Wars Reads Day captivated an audience of readers young and old through books, arts and crafts, a silent auction and more Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Across the region: Part-time Ga. officer is caught in sex sting

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:38pm
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Part-time officer is caught in sex sting

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Celebrating culture at downtown festivals

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:26pm
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The streets of downtown Augusta were filled with the smell of baklava and fresh tortillas this weekend.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King