Jaguars rally late, win in front of largest crowd

They chanted. They stomped. And as Georgia Regents pulled away late, the 2,000 Richmond County fifth-graders in attendance started doing The Wave. Yes, The Wave.

Grants available for teachers

Elementary and middle school educators can apply for small grants to use for science, math and technology curriculum.

College football awards show moving to Atlanta

The Home Depot College Football Awards will move to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in downtown Atlanta in 2015

Woman charged for driving drunk with kids in car

A Hephzibah woman has been charged after driving under the influence with three children in the car.

Mayor-elect website goes live, announces inaugural events

The site,, provides information about the events, which begin with a "Hands Across Augusta" day of community service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

One dead in Aiken County crash

One person is dead after a crash on Whiskey Road in Aiken County Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Libazs saves Paine with block in overtime

Denzel Dillingham scored 25 points for Paine, while Arnis Libazs made a big block at the end.

Echols announces exit from District 7 special election

Kenny Echols, a retired health care administrator and former Richmond County school board member, said he's out of the running to complete resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith's term.

Deadly drag race leads to prison term

Rodney Kelly, 26, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and serious injury by a vehicle for the July 28, 2013, death of 23-year-old Marcus Kelly and the broken leg suffered by 17-year-old Jerome ...

Man acquitted in shooting

A Richmond County Superior Court jury found Kenneth L. Anderson, 23, not guilty at the conclusion of a trial that stretched over two weeks.

Narcotics investigation leads to two arrests

Two men were arrested Tuesday following a narcotics investigation in the parking lot of Taco Bell on Washington Road.

Columbia County commission votes to raise stormwater utilty fees

Columbia County commissioners voted to implement a series of increases to the county's stormwater utility fee, more than doubling the current fee by 2017.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

School board members take service oaths

Augusta resident Charlie Hannah and incumbent Board Chairwoman Venus Cain were among those sworn in as Richmond County Board of Education members.

Hyde Park residents get relocation funding

The Augusta Commission voted 10-0 to use $2.8 million in sales taxes specifically for the Hyde Park relocation effort.

Darius Rucker records song inspired by local family

The Simkins family inspired a song recorded by singer Darius Rucker. The song was released online as a holiday promotion for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Sony hackers threaten theaters showing 'The Interview'

The group Guardians of Peace warns people to avoid theaters showing "The Interview," invoking the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in its latest data dump.

Flu is here with unusual symptoms

Flu is definitely widespread in Georgia, which means it has appeared in more than half the counties in the state. On the scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest level of intensity for ...

Man sentenced for Family Dollar robbery

Saintwain R. Roberts, 25, was sentenced to six years and five months in prison for his role in the Oct. 10, 2013, robbery of the Family Dollar on Central Avenue.

Officials urge caution while shopping during holidays

Police are asking the public to be cautious while doing holiday shopping to avoid becoming the victim of a crime. ATMs and parking lots are prime locations for crooks.

Empty Stocking Fund donations

Previously acknowledged $74,079.94 In honor of William, Gray, Lee,Jr., Mary Ellis, Alden and Benjamin $300 In memory of Mrs.

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