Naked body in Macon river identified

MACON, Ga. - A dead man found naked and floating in a Georgia river has been identified as a homeless man.

Columbia County bus involved in crash

A 17-year-old driver was charged with failure to yield the right of way after his Ford Explorer collided with a Columbia County school bus. None on the bus was injured.

Committee hears plans for tearing down historic buildings

Recommendations the city demolish two historic 19th-century buildings on the municipal government campus go before an Augusta Commission committee Tuesday.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Boxing champ guest hosts Burger Battle

Former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield visited with children and later served as the guest host of the popular Burger Battle.

Man stabbed at River Glen Apartments

A man was hospitalized Monday evening after being stabbed at River Glen apartments.

Milestones tests see smooth launch locally

As some schools in Geor­gia reported glitches during the Georgia Milestones launch, Co­lum­bia and Richmond counties said they avoided the worst of the technical issues.

Death of man in October ruled accidental

The death of a quadriplegic man in October has been ruled accidental, authorities said Monday.

Gun found at Hephzibah Middle School

A custodian found an unloaded 38-caliber handgun that an eighth-grade student had taken from a school resource officer's vehicle.

Chinese physicians exchange ideas at GRU

A handful of physicians from Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine are spending three months at GRU as part of an exchange between institutions that is being facilitated by ...

Two more Augusta storm fee meetings set

Augusta officials will host two more public meetings Thursday to discuss implementation of a stormwater utility fee.

Armed robbery suspect found

Killeon Cooper was sought for the attempted armed robbery of Dragon Express on Gordon Highway, the armed robbery of a Deans Bridge Road Waffle House and a home invasion on Holden Drive.

Gas prices on the rise

On Monday, the Augusta area was averaging $2.25 per gallon, which is more than 10 cents higher than last month. The national average was $2.53.

Brazil recalls Confederate past

SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil - It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line with a plethora of Confederate flags.

UGA athletes top SEC academic list

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia placed 88 student-athletes on the 2014-15 Winter Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, tops among all 14 league institutions.

Prison urged for SC cops who stunned handicapped woman

COLUMBIA - Two former small town police officers in South Carolina should spend at least a year in prison for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving ...

Teen strikes, kills Georgia toddler

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A 2-year-old Georgia boy has died after police say a teenager struck him with a vehicle.

Group supporting convicted Atlanta teachers

ATLANTA - An attorney for one of the former Atlanta Public Schools educators convicted in a test-cheating trial says a new group supporting them launches this week.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring fever usually means more motorcycle crashes

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycle fatalities begin to rise in March and double by June. The numbers continue to creep upward through August before seeing a ...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wrens man shot during robbery

A 46-year-old Wrens man was shot during a robbery while walking on Amsterdam Drive early Saturday, and Richmond County police are searching for two suspects.

Kinhult wins Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

Marcus Kinhult of Sweden secured a one-shot victory in the fifth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. 
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Committee hears plans for tearing down historic buildings

Recommendations the city demolish two historic 19th-century buildings on the municipal government campus go before an Augusta Commission committee Tuesday.
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