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SRNS employees lend Helping Hands a few volunteer hours

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:37pm

For the 21st consecutive year, employees of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions put their daily lives on hold to give back to a local community through Project Vision. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Augusta man pleads not guilty to assaulting mother

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:27pm

An Augusta man accused of abusing his 82-year-old mother pleaded not guilty Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

High school student pleads not guilty in sexual assault cases

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:26pm

A 17-year-old high school senior pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of rape, aggravated sodomy and carrying a weapon in a school safety zone. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Taking a stroll

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:59am

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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Rants and raves

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:49am

Rant to Trump for his Cabinet selections! Can’t you pick anybody who is smarter than you? You have set the bar so low, sir! Read more


Kirby: Old club figures in Augusta’s Irish lore

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:48am
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a grand time for those of us who share a greenish tint to our hemoglobin. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Probation imposed on stepfather in excessive punishment case

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:48am

A former Augusta man who took a belt to his teen-age stepdaughter after she repeatedly contacted men for potential sexual encounters pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Georgia Senate backs voter-registration changes opposed by rights advocates

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:46am

ATLANTA — Information on voter-registration applications would have to exactly match state or federal databases for a voter to cast a ballot, under legislation backed by the Georgia Senate on Thursday. Read more

Associated Press Photos Kathleen Foody

North Augusta Planning Commission recommends Comprehensive Plan

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:45am

With minor modifications, North Augusta’s Planning Commission voted 6-0 Thursday night to send the Comprehensive Plan to City Council with a favorable recommendation. Read more

Staff Writer James Folker

RCSS schedules two walk-throughs for Monday

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:15pm

The Richmond County Board of Education building committee has a pair of walk-throughs scheduled for Monday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

First small modular reactor design in U.S. moves closer to production

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:56pm

Designs for a first-of-its-kind nuclear power reactor that cannot melt down are one step closer to production after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission deemed the plans worthy of a full review. Read more

Staff Writer Thomas Gardiner

Nobel Prize winner discusses gene therapy at AU

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:46pm

A natural system for silencing genes that appears to be a way the body’s genetic material defends itself from unwanted changes is helping develop resistant crops but has not yet translated into many clinical therapies, said a 2006 Nobel Prize for Medicine recipient. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Judges, commission to meet about probation program changes

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:05pm

Members of the Augusta Commission will meet with Richmond County State Court and Civil and Magistrate Court judges Friday about the commission’s plans to change the new, government-run probation program. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Richmond County School System to hold career fair Saturday

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:53pm

The Richmond County School System will host a career fair Saturday at the Augusta Marriott Convention Center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Dog rescued from burning home in Aiken County

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:48pm

A fire severely damaged a home Thursday afternoon in Aiken County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Jury acquits Augusta man of child molestation

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:41pm

After deliberating for several hours over a two-day period, a Richmond County Superior Court jury acquitted an Augusta man of child molestation charges. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Friday a makeup day for lost instructional time in Aiken County

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:55pm

Aiken County public schools will hold a full day of classes tomorrow. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Murder charges reduced in 2012 River Glen apartments slaying

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:46pm

Murder charges were reduced against an Augusta man accused of killing a man at an apartment complex in retaliation for the slaying of his best friend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man charged in January robbery at Save-A-Lot on Peach Orchard Road

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:04pm

A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in January at Save-A-Lot on Peach Orchard Road. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta fire chief for nearly 23 years, Bill Maddox, dies at 89

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:52am

A man considered a legend among Augusta firefighters, retired chief Willie Lee “Bill” Maddox, died Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord