Wide, heavy load ties up local traffic in Columbia County

Wide, heavy load ties up local traffic in Columbia County

Area motorists had to contend with traffic slowdowns on Interstate 20 this week, but not for the usual reasons. Two giant freight shipments called “mega loads”

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Augusta park vandalized, suspects sought

Augusta park vandalized, suspects sought

An Augusta park was vandalized, according to police. An Augusta Parks & Recreation employee Monday morning discovered the damage to the park on the 600

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GRU President Keel pledges to work together with Augusta

GRU President Keel pledges to work together with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said. Speaking Monday

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Attorneys square off on first hurdle in lawsuit against private probation companies

Attorneys square off on first hurdle in lawsuit against private probation companies

Whether a pending federal lawsuit against a for-profit private probation company survives the first major legal hurdle is now up to a judge. Sitting in U.S.

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Bill Kirby: Selective hearing strikes at any age

Bill Kirby: Selective hearing strikes at any age

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. — Mark Antony The other night at supper, my son stopped the conversation to ask: “What’s that?” His mother and I

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Armed Martinez man stands guard near military recruiting offices in Augusta

Armed Martinez man stands guard near military recruiting offices in Augusta

The Pentagon’s plea for Americans across the nation not to take up arms to guard military recruitment centers did not stop Martinez resident Jim Stachowiak

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Annual CSRA College Night on Sept. 10

Annual CSRA College Night on Sept. 10

The annual CSRA College Night for high school students will be Sept. 10 at James Brown Arena, according to a news release from sponsor Savannah

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Lincoln County authorities investigating death

Lincoln County authorities investigating death

The body of a 33-year-old woman has been sent to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta after she was found dead Monday, Lincoln County Sheriff

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VA Hospital manager ordered jailed

VA Hospital manager ordered jailed

A manager at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta who faces federal charges in connection with veterans’ medical care was jailed Monday. Monday, U.S.

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum to speak in Aiken Tuesday

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum to speak in Aiken Tuesday

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is scheduled to speak in Aiken on Tuesday at Newberry Hall. Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who won in

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13 laws SC drivers should know

13 laws SC drivers should know

    Highway laws can vary from state to state, but that’s no excuse to break them. South Carolina law enforcement officials have seen plenty of misconception

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Crime lab swamped by rape evidence demands

Crime lab swamped by rape evidence demands

ATLANTA – Georgia law enforcement agencies have swamped the state crime lab with requests to provide DNA analysis on “rape kits,” the evidence- collecting gear

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State Bank and Trust signage takes over First Bank branches in merger

State Bank and Trust signage takes over First Bank branches in merger

First Bank of Georgia was rebranded over the weekend to State Bank and Trust branches, its parent company. State Bank Financial Corp. president Tom Wiley said

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Lawmakers claims construction tax fraud

Lawmakers claims construction tax fraud

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A Democratic legislator says construction and movie-production companies are tax frauds and insists that the Department of Labor needs more inspectors to

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Deputy administrator gets S.C. job offer

Deputy administrator gets S.C. job offer

An Augusta deputy administrator was selected Monday for the top government post in York County, S.C. Bill Shanahan, deputy administrator over city operations since March 2011,

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SRS liquid waste contractor names new president

SRS liquid waste contractor names new president

URS Corp. named a new president Tuesday for Savannah River Remediation, the liquid-waste contractor for Savannah River Site. Ken Rueter, as both president and project manager,

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Defense argues jury makeup in stoller baby slaying

Defense argues jury makeup in stoller baby slaying

  MARIETTA, Ga. -- A statistician testified today that the odds are 200 to one of random jury selection resulting in no blacks to judge a

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Copper is stolen from cellphone tower

Copper is stolen from cellphone tower

Someone stole copper wire and a copper ground plate from a Gordon Highway cellphone tower. According to a police report, cables were cut from at least

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TV's highest paid stars: What they earn

TV's highest paid stars: What they earn

By Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider, There is a new king of late night, according to TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of star salaries. And he's

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