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Rants & Raves

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 9:34pm

Augusta has a gem that Greenville and Asheville do not have: Lake Olmstead. Read more


Augusta man pleads to manslaughter in two homicides

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:48pm

After nearly seven years, the families of Janee Johnson and LV Wilson III may finally learn the truth about how they died. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reports Wrightsboro Road shooting

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:29pm

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies are currently on the scene of a gunshot incident. Read more

Photos Staff Reports

Lost class ring returned to owner’s family after 30 years

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:24pm

For 30 years, the ring was lost. Dropped in a Washington Road parking lot, mashed nearly flat by a car’s tire, it sat in one jewelry box, then another, until about a month ago. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Paddlefest postponed until June 24

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 1:32pm

Paddlefest, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed to June 24 because of the threat of severe weather this weekend. Read more

Staff Reports

Decatur man identified as victim in Thomson fatal shooting

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:31am

The victim of a fatal shooting in Thomson has been identified as Frederick Brooks, 45, of Decatur, Ga. Read more

From Staff Reports

MCG student first at school to receive Excellence in Public Health Award

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:46am

Anna Sulimirski saw that there was a public health service award on the program Thursday for the Medical College of Georgia Hooding Ceremony and thought it would probably go to one of her classmates. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:05pm

When Congress votes to include itself under a new health care law, we will know it is a good law. Read more


Law Day celebrated

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:04pm

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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Kirby: Memories frozen in time stay youthful

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:04pm
Columnists News

In Columbus, Ga., my wife’s hometown, they’ve lost their professional ice  hockey  team. The Columbus Cottonmouths announced last week they were closing down after 21 seasons. The team had once been very successful and very popular, but things change. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Financial advisor assures Augusta is fit to borrow for cyber parking garage

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:01pm

Augusta’s financial adviser presented a rosy picture with a few areas for improvement as the city prepares a $12 million bond sale to finance construction of a parking deck in support of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Liquor reported stolen from delivery truck

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:26pm

The driver of a delivery truck reported two cases of vodka were stolen while he was making a delivery on Thursday. Read more

From Staff Reports

McDuffie school board votes to keep Ridings at Thomson

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:11pm
News Sports High school

THOMSON – The McDuffie County Board of Education voted Thursday night to keep Rob Ridings as Thomson’s head football coach. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Gunman at Jefferson County hospital in custody

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:37pm

A Wrens man is in custody after entering Jefferson Hospital with a handgun, assaulting an employee and standing off with Louisville police officers Thursday afternoon. Read more

News & Farmer Parish Howard

Fatal shooting reported in Thomson

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 6:51pm

Local and state law enforcement officials are on the scene of a fatal shooting in Thomson. Read more

From Staff Reports

Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Slaby to retire

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:55pm

After decades of service, Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard A. Slaby has decided to retire this year. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Robotics demos Saturday features area school teams

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:06pm

Students from the Augusta area will converge Saturday on Augusta University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse to showcase their talents in a STEM outreach and robotics event. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Mother and daughter will get degrees from AU on Friday

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:11pm

When Lisa Cundey watches her daughter, Marie Cundey, graduate with her doctor of physical therapy degree from Augusta University on Friday, she’ll have a seat that no other parent will have at James Brown Arena. Lisa Cundey will be on the floor with the other graduates, receiving her master of arts in teaching. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Brackett

Woman admits to stealing from elderly patient

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:16pm

An Augusta woman who stole nearly $2,000 from an elderly personal care home patient pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Local tutoring company celebrates 30th anniversary

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:55pm
News Business

There’s no shortage of tutoring services in the metro Augusta these days. But it wasn’t that way back in May 1987 when Misty Gleason and her husband opened their Sylvan Learning Center franchise. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline