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12 Augusta attorneys up for possible judicial nomination

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:38am

The names of 12 Augusta attorneys have been submitted as possible replacements for retiring Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ author to visit

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:09am

Bestselling author Jay Asher will visit the Columbia County Library at 4 p.m. Sunday to discuss his three novels.

Read more Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Mickelson withdraws from U.S. Open; former USC Aiken golfer takes his place

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 9:17am
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ERIN, Wis. — Phil Mickelson withdrew from the U.S. Open a little more than an hour after the sun climbed over Erin Hills, realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter’s high school graduation in California and make his Thursday afternoon tee time. Read more

Associated Press Photos Doug Ferguson

Sorority presents high school scholarship

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:56pm

The Zeta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Soro­rity, Inc. in Augusta held its 2017 Scholarship Reception on June 3.

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GBI: Escaped inmates caught in Tennessee

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:02pm

MADISON, Ga. — Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said. Read more

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Foundry project still facing questions

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:52pm

Plans for the city to finance an upscale apartment complex continue to face questions from commissioners, and Wednesday members of a citizen panel took aim at the project.

Read more Staff Writer Susan McCord

Aiken County school board names new principal for Paul Knox Middle

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:49pm

Paul Knox Middle School students will be introduced to a new principal next year.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Augusta man sentenced to life in prison

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:14pm

A jury convicted an Augusta man of rape after deliberating less than an hour Wednesday afternoon. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

McMaster signs law to protect highway workers

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:56pm

AIKEN — The widows of two South Carolina Department of Transportation workers killed while inspecting a shoulder washout in Aiken County on March 13 looked on Wednesday as Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law a bill that significantly increases the penalties for motorists who speed in work zones.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Augusta man sentenced to life in prison for robbery

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:37pm

A jury deliberated several hours Wednesday before convicting a man of holding up a Family Dollar store in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Fort Gordon celebrates 242nd Army birthday

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:22pm

On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress reorganized the American revolutionaries and created what is now the United States Army, with George Washington appointed commander-in-chief the following day.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Former wife of Thomson man killed in 2012 charged with murder

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:49pm

The former wife of a Thomson man fatally shot in 2012 has been charged with murder in his death.

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AU lease agreement gives it naming rights to the old Wells Fargo building

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 2:25pm

Augusta University’s name recognition is about to get bigger. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Inmates remain on run after killing prison guards

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:35am

Two Georgia inmates described as “dangerous beyond description” remained on the run early Wednesday after killing two guards on a prison bus before fleeing in a stolen car.

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Trump: Assailant in Scalise shooting has died

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:05am

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The assailant, prepared with “a lot of ammo,” fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Read more

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Police search south Augusta for clues in missing teen’s disappearance

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:03am

Based on phone records of the mother of LaTania Janell Carwell and anonymous tips, more than 50 officers from Richmond County and other local agencies combed several areas in south Richmond County on Wednesday in search of the missing teenager’s body.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster