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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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GET A FREE CONE AND HELP CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK

GET A FREE CONE AND HELP CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK Dairy Queen turns 75 next week!  To celebrate, they’re giving customers a free, small vanilla soft-serve cone Monday while raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. Dairy Queen stores have raised more than $100 million through CMN events over […]

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP SLIGHTLY IN AUGUSTA

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP SLIGHTLY IN AUGUSTA The unemployment rate went up 4/10 of a percent in the CSRA in January, according to figures released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. Even though the rate climbed to 7.4%, it was still a full percentage point lower than last year’s rate. Meanwhile, metro Augusta’s unemployment rate […]

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STORM WATER UTILITY FEE PUBLIC HEARINGS CONTINUE

STORM WATER UTILITY FEE PUBLIC HEARINGS CONTINUE Augusta’s proposed storm water utility fee gets another public airing this evening.  City officials hold the second in a series of forums on the fee that would raise $10 million to pay for construction and maintenance of the city’s storm drainage system/. Tonight’s session begins at 6 p.m. […]

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PARALEGAL PLEADS GUILTY FRAUD AND THEFT CHARGES

PARALEGAL PLEADS GUILTY FRAUD AND THEFT CHARGES A paralegal accused of stealing nearly $600,000 from a local law firm and some of its clients pleaded guilty Tuesday to identity theft, money laundering and bank fraud charges. Richard Owen represented himself during a trial that lasted just two days before he entered his guilty plea. He […]

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