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Tucker, Heisman winner and Presidential Scholar, charged with disorderly conduct

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:06pm

A former Aiken High School student who won last year’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award was arrested last week in Horry County, S.C., on charges of disorderly conduct. Read more

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2 guards killed by inmates during bus transport in Georgia

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:54am

EATONTON, Ga. — Two inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport Tuesday morning in Georgia and were being sought by law enforcement, authorities said. Read more

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‘Every police officer’ in Georgia searching for fugitives

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:50am

EATONTON, Ga. — A sheriff said police officers throughout Georgia were searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got past their cage inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away. Read more

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Georgia continues to rank low in annual survey of well-being for children

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:01am

There was no clue that there would be anything wrong with little Annie Miller until after she was born. Now, after nearly five months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, her mother, Erin, is beginning to appreciate what is known as the “rollercoaster” families experience when their small, frail children fight to heal there.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

North Augusta Council discusses Comprehensive Plan

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 9:40pm

North Augusta City Council took a dive into the deep waters of the city’s draft Comprehensive Plan in a special session Monday, starting with priorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Commissioners question handling of city equipment probe

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 9:12pm

What City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson knew about Augusta employees using city equipment at a private job site in Lincoln County – and when she knew it – is getting a close look from some on the Augusta Commission. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 6:10pm

Will the people who keep on commenting in crying about particular comments they don’t politically agree with please take their medications?

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Goodies cart brings happiness to patients at Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:04pm

Eric Smith, 11, walked slowly out of his room on the hematology/oncology unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia and stared into the tall cart piled with games and toys and snacks in the hallway.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Trial begins for Augusta man accused of rape

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:19pm

A jury should begin hearing evidence today in the trial of an Augusta man accused of rape.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Fire damages DFCS office

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:00pm

A state agency in Augusta is looking for a temporary home after a fire early Monday damaged its office building downtown.

Read more Staff Writer Tom Corwin

Harlem teacher charged with sex crime against minor

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:41pm

A Harlem Middle School teacher has been arrested and is being held without bond after being accused of asking a 14-year-old to send explicit photos via snapchat. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Kirby: Celebrate Augusta’s birthday this week

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 1:57pm

The future is purchased by the present.

Read more Bill Kirby

Coroner releases identity of ‘mentally disturbed’ man who died in deputy’s custody

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:50pm

A man who died Sunday while being taken to AU Medical Center by a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy has been identified.

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Case of missing teen now considered homicide investigation

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:55am

An eviction notice remains posted on every door at 3103 Tate Road, where 16-year-old LaTania Janell Carwell and her family once resided. The house just across the street from Terrace Manor Elementary School is now vacant and the news about the missing Josey High School student took a darker turn Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Sheriff calls news conference on missing girl

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:34pm

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree has called a news conference for 10 a.m. Monday to talk about missing 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, whose stepfather and mother are behind bars on charges related to her disappearance.

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Toole’s 1997 death remains unsolved

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:04pm

Lena Arkansas Toole was released from St. Joseph Hospital and told to return in three days for a checkup.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants and raves

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:51pm

What part of the definition of “treason” or “traitor” do you people not understand? You set up a “gofundme” page and donate thousands of dollars in defense of someone who knowingly stole and released classified information! This is no innocent victim here. She served in the Air Force and undoubtedly held a security clearance there and then held one in her contractor role, so she clearly knew the protocols and rules associated with handling classified information. The point is, it doesn’t matter what the content of the document was, it matters that it was classified, she did not have the need to know for the material, and she mishandled it. She needs to go to jail.

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‘Mentally disturbed’ man dies in deputy’s custody

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:26pm

A 32-year-old man described as “mentally disturbed” died Sunday while being taken to Augusta University Medical Center by a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy, according to a news release.

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WAY WE WERE: Regattas on Lake Olmstead

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:06pm

Much of Augusta’s social scene used to take place on Lake Olmstead and the facilities around it.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Reality Leigh Winner’s trial won’t come soon

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:01pm

Reality Leigh Winner’s trial on an allegation that she leaked a National Security Agency’s classified document won’t be anytime soon.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson