Newbegin beaten, drowned according to coroner's office

The Richmond County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday evening that Emily Anne Newbegin died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma and drowning.

Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

North Augusta man accused of sex offense back in custody after fleeing

On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps ruled Russell Benjamin will be incarcerated until the criminal case against him is disposed of, and that Benjamin must forfeit his ...

Electricity bills expected to increase this winter

The majority of residents in the Augusta area who use electricity to heat their homes can expect a 2 percent increase in monthly power bills this winter, while natural gas customers should see ...

Another module placed at Vogtle

One of the newest nuclear reactors in the nation continues to take shape at Plant Vogtle, most recently adding a 180,000-pound steel structure to Unit 3.

Army officer sentenced for child porn

Second Lt. Cory Griffis, 23, pleaded guilty this year in U.S. District Court. On Wednesday, he apologized for being involved in child pornography.

Former dentist will remain in prison for two murders

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed Barton Corbin's petition for habeas corpus, finding Corbin missed a one-year deadline to file the petition.

Young Marines win award

The Department of Defense recognized members of the Young Marines, including some from the Augusta area, for spreading anti-drug messages to peers.

Suspect breaks police car window

Police said a Waynesboro, Ga., man kicked out a patrol cruiser window while being arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday.

Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

Georgia is one of six states that will soon begin active monitoring of all travelers from three Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa for the 21 days during which they could develop an infection ...

Trip to Atlanta will be homecoming for many Georgia Southern players

Georgia Southern's Robert Brice and Cornelius Collins get a chance to return home this weekend. And they're not looking to stock up on food staples or save quarters on dirty laundry.

First Bank of Georgia owner posts $1.3 million third-quarter profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a third-quarter profit of $1.3 million.

North Augusta fugitive captured

A North Augusta man arrested in an FBI sting earlier this year was re-arrested this morning after multiple agencies searched the woods off Interstate 20 in South Carolina for several hours.

Online disappointment sparks assault

LONDON, Ky. - A Georgia man charged with assaulting a woman in eastern Kentucky has told police he thought she didn't match the description she had given on the Internet.

Ga. man sentenced in Texas case

EL PASO, Texas - A convicted felon from Georgia must serve seven years in federal prison for using a gun to abduct a man who was later found in West Texas.

UGA seeks Gurley reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia will file paperwork today with the NCAA to seek reinstatement for suspended star running back Todd Gurley, the school said in an announcement Wednesday morning.

Ga. school brawl prompts crackdown

SUWANEE, Ga. - Extra security and a new way of dismissing students are steps aimed at improving safety after a series of brawls in the hallways of a suburban Atlanta high school.

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Woman behind voice of Siri speaks at area event

Atlanta voice-over artist Susan Bennett, whose voice is used for iPhone virtual assitant Siri, spoke during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Event.

Spangler still alive on 'The Voice'

Aiken's Beth Spangler lost her "Battle Round" on Tuesday's episode of The Voice but wasn't eliminated from the show.

Stone vows to halt judge bid if re-elected

In response to his opponent's demand he withdraw his bid to be appointed for Burke County State Court, Sen. Jesse Stone stated he will withdraw if re-elected to his senate seat.
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