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City Ink: Week wasn’t good one for ex-mayor Copenhaver

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:07pm

We hope the old saying bad news comes in threes won’t turn out to be true for former Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who suffered the loss of his brother and the abrupt cancellation of his talk show, There it Is, on WGAC radio last week.

Read more Columnist Photos Sylvia Cooper

Kirby: Do cars have too much of a good thing?

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:05pm

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. Read more

Columnist Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:02pm

To the gun happy toters so afraid of not being able to shoot more people as fast as possible if they get bump stocks banned: Get a life, don’t take lives. Read more

Augusta church ships aid boxes for Puerto Rico relief

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 8:26pm

When Merari Maestre visited her family home in Caguas, Puerto Rico, two and a half weeks ago, she was met with tears.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Faces of Survival: Susan Kuzia

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:28pm
News We Think Pink

Susan Kuzia’s treasured memories are contained in the numerous scrapbooks she’s made over the years. But one in particular is special even though it chronicles a darker time in her life. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Changes by AU Medical Center helping decrease injury from breathing tubes

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:17pm

Simple but effective changes to how breathing tubes are inserted and maintained in the throats of very sick patients is helping AU Medical Center avoid a common and costly complication, doctors said.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Augusta hotel boom in full swing

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:53pm
News Business

Nearly all work at the Hyatt House at 1268 Broad St. has been “below grade.”

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Faces of Survival: Michelle Derrick

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:03am
News We Think Pink

Michelle Derrick found peace during one of the biggest storms in her life. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Rants and raves

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:49pm

Why did someone shoot a school bus with a BB gun or any weapon on Wednesday afternoon? Too many crazy people getting to be gun happy. Read more

North Augusta students recognized for academic achievement

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:41pm

North Augusta High School is changing what it means to succeed, said one of its top administrators after the school’s recent recognition by a nationally recognized math and science initiative. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Barnes sentenced to life in 2001 murder case

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:34pm

Steven Lewis Barnes, 38, was sentenced to life in prison Friday after being convicted in the 2001 murder of Samuel Sturrup. Read more

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Man accused of burning down Waynesboro historic church denied bond

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:02pm

A man accused of first-degree arson in the Sept. 16 fire in Waynesboro that destroyed one of Georgia’s oldest black churches was denied bond Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Couple accused of neglecting elderly and disabled granted bond

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:01pm

A couple accused of neglecting disabled and elderly adults in a number of unlicensed personal care homes and one licensed home were granted bond Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:29pm
News Business

WASHINGTON — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, though it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary. Read more

Associated Press Photos STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

USC Aiken fraternity sanctioned for hazing

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:57pm

A USC Aiken fraternity is being disciplined by school officials after serving moonshine to underage students at an off-campus bid day party last month. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Fort Gordon, Augusta transforming into technology cluster, cyber command general says

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:14pm

Bringing 1,000 military personnel and 3,000 family members will have a “tremendous economic impact” on the Augusta area when U.S. Army Cyber Command moves into its brand new headquarters at Fort Gordon in two years, the commanding general said at the Cyber Georgia event on Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Under pressure from Congress, IRS suspends Equifax contract

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:14pm
News Business

WASHINGTON — The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a massive data beach. Read more

Associated Press Photos STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

S.C. man accused of enslaving mentally disabled cafeteria worker

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:52pm

CONWAY, S.C. — A South Carolina restaurant manager has been ordered held without bond on charges of abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released by federal authorities. Read more

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office searching for woman wanted for aggravated assault, battery

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:42pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman wanted for aggravated assault and battery at a Augusta residence Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Do you know this girl?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:14pm

Her photograph dated Jan. 19, 1909 was taken in Augusta’s Globe Mill, a textile facility once located on the second level of the canal. It was near today’s Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby