Beulah Nash-Teachey will remain president of the Augusta NAACP branch after winning a special election on Tuesday mandated by the organization’s national office, beating out former branch president Charles Smith Sr.
A long-neglected Gordon Highway corridor that includes the empty Regency Mall and stretches to Fort Gordon could see new life as a tax allocation district.
At the urging of Mayor Hardie Davis, the Augusta Commission held off Tuesday on renewing the Rocky Creek Enterprise Zone, which covers part of the area, and plans to examine putting a tax allocation district there instead.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dropped out of the 2016 race for president Tuesday, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support, especially in early-voting Iowa.
"I've come to the realization that this is not my time," Jindal said on Fox News Channel as he announced the decision to suspend his campaign.
The 44-year-old governor said he wasn't ready to endorse another candidate, but intended to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee.
Grovetown football coach Rodney Holder has resigned.
Holder was the Warriors’ first coach, as he led Grovetown starting with its first season in 2009 and through the 2015 season. He went 29-41 in his seven seasons, including a 5-5 finish this year.
“It’s a timing thing,” Holder said. “I hope to stay in the system and continue to help it grow, but it would be in a different part of the process.”
NEW YORK — Charlie Sheen says his bad-boy days are over and, with Tuesday’s declaration that he’s HIV-positive, he aims to become an inspiration to others.
“My partying days are behind me,” Sheen said in an “open letter” posted online. “My philanthropic days are ahead of me.”
Richmond County authorities are investigating the death of a 41-year-old man who was found floating in a canal near the Augusta Judicial Center on Tuesday.
About 11:23 a.m., first responders were called to the scene near the judicial center parking lot off Ninth Street, where the body was discovered near one of the canal banks.
Once he stepped foot on the USC Aiken campus, Daniel Wiggins knew he found his next baseball stop.
On Monday, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Lakeside pitcher signed a letter of intent to play with the Pacers.
Last season, USC Aiken went 34-17 in the Peach Belt Conference, one of the toughest leagues in NCAA Division II.
“I just got there and it was a perfect fit,” Wiggins said. “It just felt like home the second I got there. I didn’t know much about it before, but once I got on campus it felt like home.”
Sibling rivalry helped steer Megan Sabol onto the golf course.
While her older brother, Russell, was starting to get into competitive golf years ago, young Megan participated in her first Drive, Chip and Putt event. She finished 11th out of 60 competitors in that initial event. When her parents asked if she wanted to play golf, the soft-spoken Sabol gave a quick one-word reply - “Sure.”
ATLANTA – Georgia yanked back the welcome mat Monday as Gov. Nathan Deal announced the state will not accept Syrian refugees following Paris’ deadly terrorist attacks Friday.
The governor called upon President Barack Obama to suspend the program nationally as well.
No. 1 Clemson will play South Carolina at noon on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, it was announced today. The game will be televised nationally on either ESPN or ESPN2.
The Gamecocks had their school-record, five-game winning streak over the Tigers snapped last season in Clemson. The Tigers lead the all-time series, 66-42-4, including a 49-32-3 advantage when playing in Columbia in a series that dates back to 1896.
Developers of a daycare at the entrance of a Martinez neighborhood are withdrawing their rezoning request to the Columbia County Commission, citing public opinion and a potentially better location.
Two weeks ago, the county’s planning commission recommended the disapproval of the conditional use for a daycare in a parcel zoned for professional at 3991 Dowling Drive. The land is at the entrance to Heritage Hill on Columbia Road.
A Columbia County high school teacher is facing sexual assault charges after confessing to having a sexual relationship with one of his students, officials say.
Matthew D. Curley, 34, of Augusta, is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center without bond on a charge of sexual assault by a teacher, according to jail records.