Loop Recruiting, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions named best in business

Loop Recruiting and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions were awarded the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's Augusta Entrepreneur Award and Corporation of the Year award, respectively, at the Chamber's Best in Business luncheon on Dec. 8.

Column: Augusta University Jaguars defy adversity for undefeated start

The Jags have gotten out of the gate quickly this season and currently stand at 7-0. In the latest NABC National Rankings, Augusta University sits at No. 8 in the country.

In The Kitchen with Vera: A trip to Stripling’s General Store

On this week’s “The Very Vera Show” travel with Vera Stewart to Stripling’s General Store and learn about its homemade sausage.

Richmond County seeking opinions on new textbooks

Parents and students in Richmond County have the opportunity to voice their opinions on new English/Language Arts and Math textbooks.

New recreation facility suggested in North Augusta

A North Augusta man used the Dec. 6 Public Power Hour prior to the regular city council meeting to suggest adding a new form of recreation to the city’s offerings.

Charlie Norwood VA holds ribbon cutting for modernized unit

Officials at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center's Downtown Division on 15th Street held a ribbon cutting for its newly refurbished wing Dec. 8.

Rick McKee Comic Strip Dec. 9, 2021

Mount Pleasant comic strip by Rick Mckee and Kent Sligh.

Augusta University Jaguars Women’s Volleyball Team to play in Elite 8...

The Augusta University Jaguars will play in the NCAA Championships at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pair arrested in shooting at America’s Best Value Inn in Augusta

Two arrests have been made in Tuesday’s shooting at a hotel on Deans Bridge Road that left a man in critical condition.

Local father of five is killed in wreck on Mike Padgett...

A local father of five was killed Wednesday morning in a bad wreck on Mike Padgett Highway in Hephzibah.

Trump endorsement gives Perdue bump in governor’s race

A new poll conducted since former U.S. Sen. David Perdue entered the 2022 Republican primary race for governor shows him neck and neck with incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.

Augusta GreenJackets become part of Diamond Baseball Holdings

The Augusta GreenJackets have entered into an agreement to become a part of Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), an organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and enhancing the sport of baseball through professional management, best practices, innovation and investment.

Sex and drug investigation hits Augusta Fire Department

At least three Augusta firefighters are on leave while an Augusta Human Resources Department investigation involving a female firefighter continues. 

Columbia County commissioners approve revision for Warrior’s Walk development

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners approved a major planned unit development revision in its meeting on Tuesday for an approximately 11-acre property located off Baker Place Road.

Augusta Commission votes on redistricting map

Members of the Augusta Commission have decided to back the redistricting map chosen by the Richmond County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee.

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#BreakingNewsTHE GREAT RAPE ESCAPE
The man who keeps getting out of rape charges is back in Augusta, authorities said. Here is Darrell Oliver's Richmond County mugshot from Tuesday.
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December 8th, 1:03 pm
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The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred this morning on Mike Padgett Highway near McCombs Road. Daniel Oliver, 33 years old, from Waynesboro was pulling out of a parking lot to travel north on Mike Padgett Highway. A vehicle traveling southbound struck Oliver’s vehicle on the driver’s side. Oliver was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:45 a.m. #BreakingNews ... See MoreSee Less

December 8th, 12:40 pm
The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred this morning on Mike Padgett Highway near McCombs Road.  Daniel Oliver, 33 years old, from Waynesboro was pulling out of a parking lot to travel north on Mike Padgett Highway. A vehicle traveling southbound struck Oliver’s vehicle on the driver’s side.  Oliver was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:45 a.m. #BreakingNews

#BreakingNews: Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the pictured individual in reference to a shoplifting incident that took place at Ace Hardware on Washington Road. The suspect entered the store and selected a pair of Georgia Boots from the shelf. He then proceeded to take off his shoes, placing them in the boot box and puts the box back on the shelf before leaving the store and driving off in a white F-150. Anyone who recognizes this individual, or who may have information regarding this crime, is encouraged to contact Inv. Craig Murphy at (706) 541-2800 or cmurphy@columbiacountyso.org. ... See MoreSee Less

December 8th, 10:12 am
#BreakingNews: Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the pictured individual in reference to a shoplifting incident that took place at Ace Hardware on Washington Road. The suspect entered the store and selected a pair of Georgia Boots from the shelf. He then proceeded to take off his shoes, placing them in the boot box and puts the box back on the shelf before leaving the store and driving off in a white F-150. Anyone who recognizes this individual, or who may have information regarding this crime, is encouraged to contact Inv. Craig Murphy at (706) 541-2800 or cmurphy@columbiacountyso.org.

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Is that a paper tag on the truck 👀

Looks like Patrick Douglas

#BreakingNews U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker has ruled in favor of Georgia and other states in the legal battle over the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, halting enforcement of President Biden’s executive order requiring federal contractors to have their employees vaccinated. #courts #covidvaccine #VaccineMandate #ExecutiveOrder #COVID19 ... See MoreSee Less

December 7th, 4:30 pm
#BreakingNews U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker has ruled in favor of Georgia and other states in the legal battle over the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, halting enforcement of President Biden’s executive order requiring federal contractors to have their employees vaccinated. #courts #covidvaccine #VaccineMandate #ExecutiveOrder #COVID19

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Great call judge.

Bad call Judge 🙄

God Bless Judge Baker

#ConsentMatters

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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division is currently investigating a crash with injuries involving a Richmond County School Bus on Windsor Spring Road near the intersection of Tobacco Road. The school bus had no passengers at the time of the accident when it was struck by a passenger car. The driver of the passenger car was taken to the hospital for what appears to be non-life threatening injuries at this time. Traffic on Windsor Spring Rd is being diverted onto Anthony Dejaun Pkwy.
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December 7th, 10:50 am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division is currently investigating a crash with injuries involving a Richmond County School Bus on Windsor Spring Road near the intersection of Tobacco Road. The school bus had no passengers at the time of the accident when it was struck by a passenger car.  The driver of the passenger car was taken to the hospital for what appears to be non-life threatening injuries at this time. Traffic on Windsor Spring Rd is being diverted onto Anthony Dejaun Pkwy.
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