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Rants & Raves

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:54pm
News

Rant to Kellyanne Conway! Who’s advising this adviser? Smart as a rock. Read more

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Utility work to cause Sunday lane closure at Peach Orchard/Lumpkin roads intersection

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:47pm
News

Utility work in the middle of the U.S. 25/Peach Orchard Road and Lumpkin Road intersection will close lanes beginning Sunday morning. Read more

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Group rallies against president at Augusta intersection

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:02pm
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A handful of Donald Trump protesters and a smaller group of Trump supporters rallied in Augusta’s medical district Friday afternoon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

911 logs shed more light on deadly liquid nitrogen leak

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:29pm
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Augusta 9-1-1 logs give more details on the events involving a Feb. 5 liquid nitrogen gas leak at Xytex that killed a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy and hospitalized a company employee. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Federal appeals court overrules Augusta judge, injured motorcyclist to collect near million-dollar verdict

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:06pm
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A motorcyclist run over by a drunken driver in 2012 will get the near million-dollar judgment that a McDuffie County Superior Court jury awarded because of a recent ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Suits beginning to settle in the Vein Guys plane crash

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:47pm
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Some legal claims filed in connection with the 2013 Vein Guys plane crash have been settled out of court. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Men plead not guilty to exploiting the elderly

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:04pm
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Two Augusta men facing charges of exploitation or intimidation of elderly people in separate cases entered pleas of not guilty on Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Meeting the marshal

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:20am
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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Kirby: When wet-bedding was the fad

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:18am
Columnists News

We were moving my son’s mattress back home from college and he asked me about water beds. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:07am
News

Those of you who bash President Obama and can’t see the lunacy of the present occupant of the White House, reflect clearly what your mindset and motives are. Read more

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Just a man and his dog

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:04am
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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Pringle urges more parent involvement in Richmond County

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:47pm
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The superintendent of the Richmond County School System held an hour-long public meeting Thursday to discuss results from the system’s 2016 annual report. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Crisis in Black Education theme of Ft. Gordon Black History Month observance

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 6:12pm
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Fort Gordon’s 706th Military Intelligence Group hosted a celebration Thursday in honor of Black History Month featuring local performers, a historian with expertise in African-American History throughout the Augusta region, and recognition of a local eighth grader as winner of an annual essay contest. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Former fire chief, mayor candidate Few running for mayor of new city

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:51pm
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Former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few, who came in second for mayor in 2006, is running for mayor of the newly-incorporated city of South Fulton, Ga. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

AU Medical Center seeking development authority bonds

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:42pm
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Richmond County economic developers have given AU Medical Center tacit approval to borrow up to $75 million through a bond issue, allowing the hospital to refinance existing debt and build an infectious disease clinic near the downtown campus. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Jury acquits doctor in fatal crash

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:28pm
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A Richmond County Superior Court jury deliberated less than 30 minutes Thursday before acquitting an Augusta physician of charges that included vehicular homicide. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Aiken man arrested in Graniteville Cemetery vandalism

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:52pm
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An Aiken man was arrested Thursday for allegedly vandalizing Graniteville Cemetery. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

New Unisys jobs will be part of previously announced total

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:11pm
News Business

Unisys Corp. on Thursday said the closing of a nearly 180-employee service center in Rochester, N.Y., will result in about 100 of those positions becoming part of – but not in addition to – the 700 jobs the company will have in downtown Augusta by 2019. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Richmond County leads the state in manufacturing projects

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:00pm
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Richmond County led the state last year in new and expanded manufacturing projects, the county’s economic development authority said Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Irish Travelers make plea deals in racketeering case

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:43pm
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All 22 defendants in a federal racketeering involving Irish Travelers from Murphy Village have agreed to plea deals. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker