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One person arrested, two sought in armed robbery

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:58am

One man was arrested and two are being sought in the Tuesday evening armed robbery of a Peach Orchard Road business.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Josey teacher placed on leave after rap video shot on campus

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:52am

T.W. Josey High School’s teacher of the year is on administrative leave after a rap video was filmed on campus. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

NY man confesses to 2012 Georgia slaying

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:04am

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — Authorities in a New York City suburb say a Georgia man walked into a police station and confessed to a five-year-old unsolved slaying in his home state.

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Sketch released of woman whose bones found in suitcase

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:00am

BUFORD, Ga. — Police have released a sketch of woman whose skull and bones were found in a suitcase along a Georgia interstate northeast of Atlanta.

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Police seek man for questioning in December shooting death

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 7:55am

Police are seeking a man for questioning in the December shooting death of a 21-year-old.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrest made in November Aiken County death

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:26pm

On Monday, Aiken County deputies arrested the daughter of a woman found dead outside a home on November 30. Read more

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Rape case against 17-year-old sent to grand jury

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:25pm

A 17-year-old accused of rape in an alleged assault on an unconscious teen will face indictment and trial in Richmond County. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Augusta committee slows action on Housing department spending

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:21pm

Augusta Commission members “pumped the brakes” Tuesday on an existing streamlined process for approving contracts and spending in the city Housing and Community Development office. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Winner of Wendy’s High School Heisman is honored in Aiken

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:20pm

AIKEN – 2016 was quite a year for Frelicia Tucker. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Kinder Morgan pipeline spill still polluting two years later

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:17pm

A gasoline pipeline spill that’s seeping into the Savannah River watershed is the subject of a lawsuit filed late last month against pipeline giant Kinder Morgan. Read more

Savannah Morning News Photos Mary Landers

Haley proposes more tax cuts as legislators return

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:06pm

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley launched the legislative session Tuesday by again asking legislators to cut taxes. Read more

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Rants & Raves

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:01pm

Mayor Hardie Davis and the Augusta Commission members who attended the secret meeting at Jamestown community center need to resign. Read more


Affordable Care Act enrollment up

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:58pm

The numbers are up for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, and Obama administration officials are still urging people to continue to enroll in the health insurance program despite what might be an imminent repeal by Congress. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Update: Thomson shooting victim identified

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 6:56pm

A Thomson man was fatally shot about 4 p.m Tuesday in a home in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Read more

Correspondent Photos Donna Stillinger

Jury gives Roof death penalty

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 4:56pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015. Read more

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Clemson fans revel in national title

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 3:08pm

In his North Augusta home, Bubba Diggs pointed toward a faded gold ring on his right hand. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Deal: Georgia at forefront of cyber security with new state-owned center slated for Augusta

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 3:00pm

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said the state will be at the forefront of cyber security with a new state-owned center and Augusta University President Brooks Keel said it will be in Augusta to pair with U.S. Army cyber facilities at Fort Gordon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Monday night bandit, might be last month’s suspect

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:46pm

Deputies suspect a man who tried to rob a Sand Bar Ferry Road store in December returned to finish the job Monday night. Read more

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Police seek man who robbed south Augusta gas station

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 1:04pm

Police are seeking a man who fired a rifle while robbing a south Augusta gas station Monday evening. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Poll makes it official: Clemson No. 1

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:57am
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TAMPA, Fla. — Clemson finished atop The Associated Press College football poll Tuesday, knocking Alabama from the spot it held all season, and Southern California became the first team to finish as high as No. 3 with three losses. Read more

Associated Press Photos Ralph D. Russo