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ELDERLY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CARETAKER

ELDERLY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CARETAKER An 86 year old local man with dementia allegedly shot and killed his caretaker over the weekend. Lt. Allan Rollins of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says John O’Bryant had several loaded weapons in his home on Leland Drive.  He reportedly became agitated with 65 year old Karl Hardge […]

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TWO INJURED IN EARLY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE

TWO INJURED IN EARLY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE Two people were taken to the hospital after fire broke out at the Cedar Grove Apartment complex in south Augusta this morning. The fire started around 4:30 in the apartment complex off Richmond Hill Road. Authorities say a woman was hurt when she jumped from a second floor […]

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BMX TRACK SOFT OPENING TODAY

BMX TRACK SOFT OPENING TODAY They’re having a “soft opening” today at the new BMX track at Blanchard Woods Park in Columbia County. A grand opening won’t be held until Saturday, March 28.  The track will be open to the public daily from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m, except during practices and races hosted by […]

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE PLANNED FOR TUESDAY

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE PLANNED FOR TUESDAY Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, so don’t forget to wear your green so you don’t get pinched! The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown gets underway at 2:00.  The grand marshal for the event is local businessman Bob Cashin.  The parade starts near the James Brown Arena, then […]

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GEORGIA HIGH COURT REJECTS CHALLENGE TO FALCONS STADIUM FINANCING

GEORGIA HIGH COURT REJECTS CHALLENGE TO FALCONS STADIUM FINANCING Georgia’s highest court has rejected a  challenge to the city of Atlanta using taxpayer revenue to help finance a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The unanimous opinion by the Georgia Supreme Court says the financing structure does not violate the state Constitution.  Construction of the […]

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BOSHEARS SKYFEST MOVED TO OCTOBER

BOSHEARS SKYFEST MOVED TO OCTOBER The annual Boshears Skyfest will not take place in May as originally scheduled. The show’s organizers issued a statement Thursday saying the show was scheduled for the weekend of May 16, but it turned out to be the same weekend as the annual Thunder Over Augusta event, in honor of […]

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PAINE COLLEGE SHOOTING SUSPECT NO-SHOW IN COURT

PAINE COLLEGE SHOOTING SUSPECT NO-SHOW IN COURT The suspect in the Paine College shooting last year was supposed to have an arraignment hearing in court today, but officials say he was a no-show. 21 year old Xavier Cooper was indicted this week on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm, and carrying a weapon […]

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LOCAL SENATOR WANTS TO REFORM PROSECUTION OF MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

LOCAL SENATOR WANTS TO REFORM PROSECUTION OF MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS Senator Harold Jones II of Augusta wants to reform how minor traffic offenses, such as speeding, are prosecuted.  Jones says many are currently classified as criminal offenses, which requires more time to prosecute. Jones thinks some minor traffic offenses should be prosecuted as civil infractions […]

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