Police say they found a body in the Augusta Canal on Sunday but do not suspect foul play.
The deceased male, who has not been identified pending next-of-kin notification, was found about 1:30 p.m. under the John C. Calhoun Expressway overpass, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Though foul play is not suspected, police say they aren’t ruling it out yet.
Across from the finish line, the lone reflection of Matthew Eyler in full stride glimmered on Lake Olmstead.
Eyler rounded the lake and ran away with the GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday.
Eyler, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in New Orleans, finished the half marathon at 1 hour, 15 minutes, 15 seconds. The 27-year-old crossed the finish line about five minutes ahead of runner-up Brad Slavens.
A Richmond County motorcycle deputy suffered minor injuries Sunday when he was hit by a vehicle while providing traffic assistance during the GRU Half-Marathon and 10K.
Deputy Jonathan Olivares was thrown to the ground when his motorcycle collided with a SUV at Milledge Road and Battle Row on Sunday morning during the 10K portion of the event.
Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Glen Rahn said Olivares received only minor injuries.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- All seven Republican candidates said Saturday night they would reject an increase in the minimum wage and that Congress should act to stop the use of the multistate Common Core education standards.
Paul Broun would go even further and disband the U.S. Department of Education.
The question came up during the third of the debate series organized by the Georgia Republican Party around the state. This was held at Brenau University.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Augusta businessman Eugene Yu announced Saturday that he has dropped out of the GOP U.S. Senate primary race to run instead for the 12th District congressional seat now held by Democrat John Barrow.
Yu had been scheduled to take part in one of a series of Republican candidate debates, this one held at Brenau University.
Yu will now have to get past John Stone and Rick Allen, who have both run in the district before and have been campaigning nearly a year each. Also, state state Rep. Delvis Dutton of Glennville who joined the race Feb. 5.
A new music institute connected to the Miller Theater will honor the Knox Foundation, an Augusta philanthropic group.
Symphony Orchestra Augusta announced the naming of the Knox Music Institute at a concert Saturday at
First Baptist Church of Augusta.
The Knox Foundation contributed a leading gift to the “Hear and Now” campaign to restore Broad Street’s historic Miller Theater as a permanent home for the symphony.
Walter Eubanks bleeds green.
The Augusta native with deep Irish roots will lead the city’s 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
On Saturday, Eubanks was named grand marshal of the 37th annual parade at the Irish-American Heritage Society’s annual Grand Marshal’s Ball, which marked the start of the Irish-American season in Augusta.
The society will hold the parade downtown March 17.
“It’s a huge honor. I was dumbfounded,” Eubanks said of being notified of his selection.
Without power last Sunday, the Rev. Mark Joyner thought regular worship service at Piney Grove Baptist Church in south Augusta would consist of only three songs, a sermon and some parishioners sharing Scriptures.
After 90 minutes, he realized he was wrong.
“The building was a little bit on the chilly side, but nobody wanted to leave,” said Joyner, the pastor of the 125-member congregation. “The presence of the Lord was so strong that everyone wanted to stay and pray.”
When Lisa Scialdone began training to run half marathons in all 50 states, she soon realized there could be a bigger meaning behind the goal.
Scialdone and former high school friend Janet Yankosky are setting out to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. Their next stop is Augusta for Sunday’s GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K.
In less than one year, the idea of offering transportation to students attending Richmond County’s alternative program has taken many shapes.
It was trashed by Board of Education members in March, brought back to the table nine months later, pleaded for by parents then put on hold.
Glenda Smith recalls peering out of the side door of her Martinez home during the recent ice storm when she heard an ominous sound from above.
The huge tree limb that covered her driveway and most of her front yard was cracking under the weight of the ice, and the 73-year-old knew it was only a matter of time until the branch came crashing down.
“Just about the time (my son) turned to get by the mailbox, the limb fell,” Smith said. “It was all over the driveway and all over the front yard.”