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Sen. Al Franken announces resignation from Senate amid allegations

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:57am
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WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from Congress in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star.

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Sheriff’s investigator fired, arrested in theft of narcotics

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:11am
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A Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigator has been fired and arrested, accused of stealing narcotics from the department and using them.

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Ex-South Carolina officer gets 20 years in prison for shooting unarmed black motorist

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:22am
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Sheriff: Bystander shoots man attacking deputy in Georgia

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:53am
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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Authorities in Georgia say a bystander shot a man who was attacking a deputy who had just given him a ride to a gas station.

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Two dead in Waynesboro house fire

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:19am
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Two people are dead following a house fire in Waynesboro.

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Family of Augusta twins missing since 1990 announce reward into case

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:05am
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The family of Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook has announced a reward of up to $8,000 for more information regarding the 1990 missing twins’ case.

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World War II veterans reflect on day Pearl Harbor was attacked

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:34pm
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It has been 76 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Hephzibah woman seeks financial help this Christmas

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:26pm
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Taking care of her three children and two from her sister has taken a financial toll on this Hephzibah woman.

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Rants and raves

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:25pm
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When did Republicans develop this idea that there’s no middle ground between de facto anarcho-capitalism and communism? That middle ground was working quite nicely for most of the 20th century.

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Authority member would shift balance against Regency site for arena

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:53pm
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One member of the coliseum authority who supported building a new arena at Regency Mall said Tuesday’s Augusta Commission vote to reject the site has changed her mind, making it more unlikely the proposal will happen. Read more

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Sheriff’s Office conducting criminal investigation on staff member

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:28pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating one of its own.

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Medical ethics expert discusses concerns about transparency of clinical trials

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:27pm
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Dr. Jennifer Miller asked who considered pharmaceutical companies honest and ethical and in the room full of medical residents and students at Augusta University not a single hand went up.

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Former students receive $15,000 in settlement

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:40pm
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Two former Richmond County students each received $15,000 in a settlement with the Richmond County School System on Nov. 28 after being molested by a school janitor, according to court documents.

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District Attorney Natalie Paine kicking off election campaign

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:07pm
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District Attorney Natalie Paine will officially kick off her 2018 campaign tonight at a reception in Augusta.

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Hepzibah man charged in early morning stabbing in Augusta

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:43pm
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A Hephzibah man has been arrested in connection to a stabbing incident this morning in Augusta.

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Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeks identity of credit card fraud suspects

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:26pm
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s office needs the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of using stolen credit cards.

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Augusta GreenJackets unveil new identity

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:27pm
Sports News

Four curtains were pulled away Wednesday to unveil a new era in Augusta GreenJackets branding.

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SCDOT announces temporary lane closures

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:31pm
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The Interstate 20 eastbound off-ramp to the Welcome Center in Aiken County will close from 9 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Thursday to allow for traffic recorder equipment installation.

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Augusta man sentenced to prison for having sex with underage girl

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:13pm
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An Augusta man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for having sex with an underage girl.

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Hephzibah man indicted in shooting

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:54am
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A Hephzibah man will be scheduled for arraignment next week following his indictment in connection with a July shooting.

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