Fort Gordon offers sunrise Easter service, fun run

The Fort Gordon Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Freedom Park on Rice Road, with Col. David Colwell serving as the guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Army ...

Governor receives names of two lawyers to fill Burke County State Court judgeship

The Judicial Nominating Commisson sent Gov. Nathan Deal two candidates to replace Judge Jerry Daniel who died on Jan. 30 - Jackson E. Cox, who is the solicitor of the Burke County State Court, and ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Georgia dealers top 5 in nation in lost, stolen firearms

Nearly 900 firearms were lost or stolen from Georgia gun dealers last year, which ranks the state among the Top 5, according to federal data released this month.

Furloughs may be reduced in budget

With a softer blow expected to hit Georgia's education funding next fiscal year, the Richmond County Board of Education is planning to eliminate five furlough days in the 2014-15 budget.

School board addresses cursive writing concerns

The Richmond County Board of Education approved adjusting school curriculums to add 30 to 40 minutes of practicing cursive writing to classroom sessions during Thursday night's regular board meeting.

Aggressive suspect injures sheriff's deputy

A Richmond County deputy was injured Thursday morning while placing an Augusta man in custody.

Officials say errors made in meeting

Officials with the Richmond County Health Department acknowledged Thursday that public health employees improperly denied requests for information and attempted to bar photographs during a public ...

Investigator glad he changed careers

WAYNESBORO — The first time Dan­iel Rodriguez considered a career in law enforcement in the late 1980s, he turned it down because of the low pay. The second time, he was the victim of an armed ...

Braves change stadium cop gun policy

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.

Not guilty plea entered in 2013 homicide case

A man accused of committing the last homicide in Augusta in 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Zelnak to retire from Martin Marietta board

Aiken native Stephen Zelnak Jr. announced Thursday that he will be retiring as chairman of the board of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. in May.

Athens cops seek 'cross-eyed' peeping Tom

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities are searching for a man who spied on a woman while she was in a restroom stall at Athens Technical College.

Cameras may catch SC bus passers

COLUMBIA -- Parents asked lawmakers to approve a bill that would permit outward-facing video cameras on school buses to capture evidence of rogue motorists for use in arrests.

Man hit, killed by train

A Warrenville man has died Thursday after being struck by Norfolk Southern train in Aiken County.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Trees to be removed, pruned at Riverwalk Augusta

Long-awaited tree abatement and pruning hoped to improve visibility and safety at Riverwalk Augusta starts Monday.

Authorities seek information in fraud case

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said the person entered the Peach Orchard Road Wells Fargo on March 20 and cashed the "stolen document" before leaving the scene.

Missing Augusta woman sought

Deputies are searching for a missing woman who hasn't been seen in almost a month.

Columbia County says debris cleanup done

Nearly two months after debris removal began, Emergency and Operations director Pam Tucker confirmed Wednesday evening that cleanup has been deemed complete in Columbia County.

Monday final day to register to vote May 20

Monday is the last day to register to vote in what has become one of the biggest off-season elections in Augusta history.

GRU says freshmen should avoid big increase

Incoming freshmen at Georgia Regents University are facing a 13 percent tuition hike as the university moves toward the same tuition level as other Georgia research universities, an official said.