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2 months ago

Georgia Expected to Launch Medical Marijuana Registry

  Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state’s recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions. The announcement today comes as the members of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis meet.  The commission is scheduled to hear a presentation […]

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2 months ago

Local Heat Shelters Offer Places to Cool Off

    Forecasters are offering Georgians tips to stay safe as high temperatures in the region could lead to heat-related illnesses. The National Weather Service says heat index values are expected to be as high as 108 degrees in the Augusta area today. Avoid spending excessive time outdoors if possible, and drink plenty of water, […]

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2 months ago

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses to CVS Health

Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses to CVS Health Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health Corp. for about $1.9 billion. The transaction gets CVS Health into some new markets and allows it to reach more patients. The deal includes more than 1, 600 pharmacies in Target stores that will be branded […]

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2 months ago

Man Suspected of Killing One, Wounding Another Surrenders to Police

  A man accused of killing a man and wounding a woman in a drive-by shooting has turned himself in. 27 year old Latrell Deontre Shubert was booked at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Sunday afternoon.  Shubert is accused of killing 20 year old Edwin Dean Williams Jr. and wounding 22 year old Marie Greene […]

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Woman Stabbed to Death, Husband Critically Wounded

  A Columbia County man who had a butcher knife embedded in his chest when deputies arrived at his Grovetown home late last night is in critical condition following surgery today. Forty six year old Phillip West told a 9-1-1 dispatcher that everything was fine when an emergency call was made from his house on […]

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Sheriff’s Office Employee Charged in Wife’s Death

  There was a deadly shooting in North Augusta Saturday that involved an off-duty Aiken County Sheriff’s Office employee. 24 year old Matthew Blakely is behind bars charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of his wife, Candace Blakely. Deputies went to the home on Coulter Drive and found Blakely with blood on […]

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2 months ago

Work Begins Monday on Water Main Project

A heads-up that construction work starts Monday on a $1.2 million water main project in Augusta. No roads will be shut down and no traffic delays are expected, but the city utilities department says the work is expected to take about five months to complete. Officials say the repairs should strengthen the water flow from […]

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2 months ago

Fort Gordon’s Anti-Terrorism Drill Begins Monday

A reminder that Fort Gordon is conducting its annual anti-terrorism training exercise on post next week. Starting Monday, military and civilian personnel can expect more security searches and delays at the gates.  Officials recommend that you postpone non-official business on the installation, if possible, until the exercise is over. The exercises will take place at […]

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