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4 weeks ago

U.S., Cuba to Open Embassies to Restore Ties

U.S., Cuba to Open Embassies to Restore Ties The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. The United States’ top diplomat in Havana has delivered a letter from the White House to Cuba about restoring embassies […]

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4 weeks ago

Fire at South Carolina Black Church Wasn’t Arson

Fire at South Carolina Black Church Wasn’t Arson A federal law enforcement source says a fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina was not the work of an arsonist. The source says preliminary indications are that the fire at the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, 50 miles north of Charleston, […]

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1 month ago

Augusta Native Lone Finalist to Head GRU

 Augusta Native Lone Finalist to Head GRU   Augusta native and MCG graduate Dr. Brooks Keel has been named the lone finalist to replace outgoing Georgia Regents University President Dr. Ricardo Azziz.  Today is Azziz last day on the job. The Georgia Board of Regents announced today they will vote on their selection at a […]

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1 month ago

Body Found in Burned Mobile Home

Body Found in Burned Mobile Home A body was found in a mobile home that went up in flames last night in Richmond County. Authorities were called to extinguish the blaze in the 2500 block of Pineview Drive, off Deans Bridge Road. Once the fire was out, firefighters found a body inside that authorities say […]

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1 month ago

Nearly $10 Million Expected From Visitor Spending

  Nearly $10 Million Expected From Visitor Spending The city of Augusta expects to add nearly $10 million to its coffers as a result of direct visitor spending in the Garden City next month. Nearly 10,000 visitors are expected for the Nike Peach Jam that begins July 7.  Then more than 6,000 people are expected […]

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1 month ago

New Aiken County School Superintendent to be Named Tuesday

New Aiken County School Superintendent to be Named Tuesday A new school superintendent is expected to be named in Aiken County on Tuesday. The finalists are all South Carolina educators, including King Laurence, associate superintendent for instruction and accountability with Aiken County Public Schools. The Aiken County School Board will meet in executive session Tuesday […]

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1 month ago

Wanted: Theft by Shoplifting

On June 16, 2015 at approximately 1239 hours, a black male subject was seen selecting a bottle of liquor, hiding it behind the counter and attempting to pay for just a pack of gum while hiding the liquor to keep for paying for it.  The subject was confronted and left the scene.  This incident occurred […]

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1 month ago

Georgia’s Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 6.3 Percent

    State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor announced today the May jobless figure, a seasonally-adjusted rate that’s up from a revised 6.2 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 7.3 percent in May, 2015. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in […]

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