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Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:11pm

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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Judge: Prior crimes can be used as evidence against Augusta man at trial

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:05pm

Previous convictions can be used as evidence against an Augusta man accused of a slew of crimes in the alleged invasion of his ex-girlfriend’s home, a judge ruled Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Statement in Augusta child abuse case admissible judge rules

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 6:28pm

An Augusta woman’s comment that she shook her 17-month-old stepson in frustration can be shared with a jury at trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man gets prison time for child abuse

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 6:08pm

An Augusta man who left a 7-year-old covered in welts and bruises pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child abuse. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Local firm buys former Quad/Graphics building

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:55pm
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Local officials say they are hoping new owners can breathe life into one of the metro area’s largest vacant industrial buildings. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Mayoral candidate, council members file for election

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:18pm

Brett Brannon remains the only candidate for North Augusta mayor after the second day of filing for candidates in the city’s upcoming municipal election. Read more

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Flu-like illness in Georgia and the Augusta area is on the rise

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:02pm

Flu-like illness in Georgia and the Augusta area is on the rise but whether it is the actual flu or some other virus is debatable, doctors said. Whatever the malady, it is still prudent to get vaccinated and adopt good practices like frequent hand washing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Incident report shows four Thomson football players arrested for marijuana possession

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:10pm

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday that five Thomson High School students were arrested on marijuana charges over the holiday weekend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Douglas Stutsman

Authorities investigating Family Dollar robbery

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:04pm

Police are investigating the Monday evening armed robbery of the Milledgeville Road Family Dollar. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Likelihood increasing for possible snow in Augusta area Friday, Saturday

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:42pm

The likelihood of snow or ice for the Augusta area starting Friday is increasing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta man accused of pulling elderly mother out of wheelchair

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:16pm

An Augusta man is accused of injuring his 82-year-old mother by pulling her out of her motorized wheelchair at their home Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

S.C. Rep. Corley indicted on two felony charges; suspended from legislature

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 1:46pm

South Carolina state Rep. Chris Corley has been indicted on one count of domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and one count pointing and presenting a firearm, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Roof to jurors: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 1:27pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial today, telling them there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them. Read more

Associated Press Photos Meg Kinnard

Heavy rains reveal weakness of Augusta infrastructure

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

Heavy rains brought out the worst in Augusta’s aging stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure this week, and city officials say real relief is years away. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Police seek suspect in armed robbery case

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 9:48am

Police are seeking a suspect in the December armed robbery case where a homeowner was blindfolded, beaten and bound by his captors. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

South bracing for potential snow, sleet

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:30am

ATLANTA — Forecasters say a winter storm system could blanket much of the South with a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow from Texas all the way east to the Carolinas. Read more

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Atlanta cops shoot teen carjacking suspect

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:28am

ATLANTA — A 16-year-old suspected of stealing a vehicle has been injured after being shot by officers in Atlanta.

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Immigrants who challenged tuition policy win case

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:42pm

ATLANTA — A judge says the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition if they’ve been granted temporary permission by the federal government to stay in the United States. Read more

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Heavy rainfall clogs streets

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:41pm

Heavy rains caused raw sewage overflows in several parts of Richmond County. According to Augusta Utilities Department, highly diluted wastewater began running out of several manholes because of heavy rainfall that began Monday and continued throughout Tuesday morning. At Bush Field, 7.9 inches of rain was recorded. Read more

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Rants and Raves

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:39pm

Raves for AC editorial on the minimum wage hike brouhaha: Another common sense and pragmatic take on an issue that many of us realize and support but also know will inevitably be ignored by lawmakers with stunted visions and personal agendas. Read more