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Man dies in Mike Padgett Highway crash

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:25pm

One man is dead following a Tuesday afternoon crash on Mike Padgett Highway. Read more

From Staff Reports

Board of Regents approves bond funding request for new AU College of Science and Math building

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:54pm

A “key element” for expanding enrollment and growing Augusta University was approved Tuesday by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to be part of its capital budget request for next fiscal year, an AU official said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

State superintendent visits Richmond County school

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:12pm

Students at Jenkins-White Elementary didn’t leave school empty-handed Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

General touts Augusta’s importance in cyber security fight

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:57pm

Augusta will be a key component to successfully fighting on the cyberspace battlefield, the commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command said Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and ’70s, dies

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:46pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer whose dozens of hit singles included “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” and whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81. Read more

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South Carolina sues US for $100M over failure to remove plutonium

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:27am

COLUMBIA — South Carolina says it’s filed its largest lawsuit ever against the federal government, seeking to force the U.S. Department of Energy to make good on a deal over removing plutonium from the state. Read more

Associated Press Meg Kinnard

Augusta man pleads guilty to school robbery

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:26am

A decision to rob a middle school student cost Guion L. Ingram nearly four years of his life. It won’t, he said Tuesday, happen again.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Bill Heaton, who brought minor league baseball back to Augusta, dies

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:53am
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Bill Heaton, who successfully brought minor league baseball back to Augusta after a 25-year absence, died Monday. He was 85. Read more

Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Military leaders praise TechNet’s role in improving country’s cyber security efforts

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:03am
News Business

Cyberspace — the military’s newest theater of conflict — demands a new approach to fighting within it. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Two taken to hospital after stabbing in Martinez

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:51am

Two men were hospitalized early Tuesday morning after they allegedly stabbed each other at a residence in Martinez.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

North Augusta gives final OK to Comprehensive Plan

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:52pm

North Augusta City Council gave final approval Monday night to the city’s Comprehensive Plan, a document required by the state that the city is nearly two years late in delivering.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Planning Commission OKs small breweries, distilleries in business zones

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 8:03pm

Craft brewers and distillers got a long-awaited boost Monday when the Augusta Planning Commission finalized code amendments allowing small breweries and distilleries in business zones.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

First day of school filled with emotion

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:31pm

Katie Colligan sat at the front of the Stallings Island Middle School car line in her SUV on Monday afternoon, feet propped up on the dash and reading a book as she waited for her sixth-grade son to be released on the first day of school. Somewhat anxious to see how his day went, she recalled an emotional moment earlier that morning.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Rants and raves

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:18pm

To the letter writer who compared Trump to Caesar: Trump is no Caesar and the White House is not the Alamo. To equate Trump with anything heroic or noble is an insult to heroes everywhere. John McCain is a hero.

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Kirby: Relax, it’s hotter someplace else

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:16pm

In summer, the song sings itself.

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Judge gives Corley six-year prison sentence, suspends it to probation

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:39pm

A judge sentenced former S.C. state representative Chris Corley to six years in prison Monday on domestic violence related charges but suspended the sentence and put him on five-years probation.

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Augusta man pleads guilty to child abuse

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 1:02pm

An Augusta man trusted to care for a little boy pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree cruelty to children for bruising and burning the child.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Raccoon found in Martinez tested positive for rabies

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:57pm

A raccoon found in Martinez last week tested positive for rabies, according to the Columbia County Health Department.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Augusta National purchases land from neighboring Augusta Country Club

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:55pm
News Sports Business

Amen Corner is getting a little bigger.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Scott Michaux

Police investigating wreck on I-20 westbound

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:03am

Police are investigating a wreck after several cars collided on Interstate 20 near the Georgia border Monday morning.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster