The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta has plans for a busy October, with new art exhibits, a talk from the author of a new book about prohibition and the 5K Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:02am

Your Pie has signed the lease for its location at 434 Georgia Ave. - the old Ming Yat building - and its website touts the restaurant as "Coming Soon!" It also lists hours of operation as 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:02am

Sally Benjamin and her husband, Dick, helped bring fine wine to the Augusta area and in the process made Wine World on Georgia Avenue in North Augusta a landmark for those who shared their passion. Sally Benjamin died Sept.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:01am

The Truck Stop, brainchild of 17-year-old high school student David Brannon, opens Sept. 30 with a bash to raise money for the city's Bark Park. After that, at least two trucks will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:00am

These accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was contacted twice in the past week by juveniles who claimed they were harassed by clowns on social media.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:07am

The "escape room" craze has hit Columbia County. Atlanta-based Mas­ter­mind Escape Games this week opened its newest "escape room" in Martinez to offer families, friends and corporate groups the chance to bust out of one of four puzzle rooms using only their wits, a handful of clues and a lot of teamwork.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:07am

Employees of Grovetown's Department of Public Safety will soon have one location to call home. Renovations to the city's recently closed jail will provide new office space for employees currently housed in an annex building down the street from the police department.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:06am

A 4-year-old Augusta boy drowned Saturday at Wildwood Park in Columbia County. He was identified as Jace Alan Baker, according to Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:06am

Having topped several summits in different states, as well as the highest point in the continental U.S., Shirley Tharp is now planning to hike to the top of Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:06am

Sports writer Chris Gay went 6-4 in Week 3 of the Pigskin Picks.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:05am

Marvin United Methodist Church Women and the Mikey Foundation are holding the annual Bill DaVitte Golf Tournament, formerly the Swing Tournament, Sept. 24, at Gordon Lakes Golf Club. Cost is $280 for a team of 4 or $70 per player.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:05am

Softball • Briarwood at Harlem, 5 p.m. Softball • Grovetown at Alcovy, 5 p.m. • Lakeside at Evans, 5 p.m. • Greenbrier at Heritage, 6 p.m. Volleyball • Lakeside at Heritage, 5 p.m. • Lakeside vs. Alcovy at Heritage, 6 p.m.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:05am

CIA Director John Brennan will speak in Augusta next month to a cybersecurity summit planned by Augusta University.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:01am

An officer assigned to the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon suspected of downloading child pornography is being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing next week.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:01am

Former Augusta Christ­ian standout Josh Whitaker has joined the Augusta University baseball staff as an assistant coach, the school announced Friday. Whitaker will join first-year Jaguars head coach Chris Howell.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:01am