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Mets assign Tebow to Columbia

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:09pm
Sports News

The New York Mets announced Monday that Tim Tebow will begin his professional baseball career with the Columbia Fireflies and could be appearing in Augusta soon.

Read more Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Peach crop wiped out?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:01pm

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — About 85 percent of the Edgefield County peach crop was wiped out by three straight nights of below-freezing temperatures last week, according to Sonny Yonce of Big Smile Peaches in Johnston.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Internationally recognized patient advocate returning to AU Medical Center

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:38pm

A pioneer in patient advocacy is coming “full circle” back to AU Medical Center to take a leadership position to increase patient outcomes and engagement.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Richmond County library schedules Easter egg hunt

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:18pm

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System will hold an Easter egg hunt April 8.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Gas prices have declined, but summer increase likely

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:59pm

Gas prices have seen a gradual decline, but that doesn’t mean a summer increase isn’t just around the bend.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Westminster wins state literary title

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:54pm

The literary team at Westminster Schools of Augusta captured the state championship last week at Valdosta State University.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

WAY WE WERE: Old Houghton School

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 6:50pm

Did you go to Houghton Elementary?

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:42pm

A big rave for the efforts and history lessons by Dr. Mallory Millender. If only Trump and his ignorant higher ups had such lessons when they were younger, they would not be making all the racist gaffes they have been doing since before the election. The need for the history lessons so that we no longer honor those who had made heinous moves in the past such as promoting slavery is the right way to progress. We cannot taint our future by leaving wrongful promotion of what is known to be bad and sad ways.

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Glynn Moore: How sad it must be to be beautiful and in need of a date

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:41pm

The world is against pretty people, and so they must turn to computer dating sites to get a Saturday night out.

Read more Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

UPS driver inducted into company’s Circle of Honor for 25 years of accident free driving

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:40pm

In the past 25 years, Lisa Black has logged countless miles delivering packages in her big, brown UPS truck, and recently she was honored for delivering them all accident-free.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Pardon our mess

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:39pm

What: Young sugar maple trees have been incorrectly mulched into a volcano shape.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

1993 homicide remains unsolved

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:38pm

Jimmy Harper hadn’t been seen for more than 48 hours.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Aquinas transforms into ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:37pm
Things to Do News

The Aquinas High School gymnasium isn’t just filled with memories of pep rallies and basketball games for A.J. Lloyd.

Read more Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Horsing around

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:48am

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Rants and raves

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:47am

Table tennis tournament raises $15,000 for food bank

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:14am

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. wasn’t worried about keeping up with where he was in the preliminary rounds of the Augusta Table Tennis Class on Saturday; he was there to support a good cause and have fun. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Last week’s deaths of SCDOT employees bring home danger of job to road construction workers

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:14am

Traffic whizzed by Tuesday on Columbia Road while Georgia Department of Transportation workers cleaned drainage structures. With each passing vehicle, a gust of wind hit their bodies. This might be a constant reminder of ever-present peril for someone else, but it’s business as usual for DOT employees. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Little change in this year’s Masters traffic plan

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:13am

Richmond County traffic engineers are sticking with what works for this year’s Masters Tournament traffic plan. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Army Corps of Engineers dispute claim about lowering pool at Lock and Dam

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:13am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is firing back at an Augusta engineer’s assertion that it might lower the pool of water in the Savannah River that cities and industries rely on or that a precise resolution to the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam has even been selected. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Kirby: Trust but verify (and get a good alibi)

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:12am
Columnists News

This is a cautionary tale that began with good intentions, ended with a mission accomplished and included a lesson in the middle. Basically, Shakespeare without the literature part. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby