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  Commissioners vote to discuss downtown parking management plan in committee meeting

  Dr. Mac Bowman Horizon Foundation’s inaugural Golf Open raises thousands for local charities

  SLED investigates after 2 workers are shot to death inside Po Boy Convenience Store

  Santa visits the Fort Gordon Christmas House

  GBI among several organizations helping business owners fight back against cyber crimes

  Columbia County is working to counteract increasing traffic congestion

Continued Coverage

  City leaders vote to scrap proposed $93M Depot Project if issues aren’t resolved soon

  Filmmakers hope commissioners reevaluate fate of old jail

  Augusta commissioners tour movie set at old Walton Way jail

  Veteran watches over 11 abandoned headstones that will be installed at local cemetery

  Thanksgiving Dinner comes early for local personal care home residents

  Congressman Rick Allen visits Burke County Middle for Feed My School Day

  Rep. Rick Allen talks cyber security future at Fort Gordon, Lock and Dam

Georgia Congressman Rick Allen visited Fort Gordon and the Georgia Cyber Center Monday. He was briefed on missions, programs and construction.

  Thomson’s police chief focuses on transparency, accountability and community policing

Chief Anson Evans said the 2019 crime rate in Thomson is 22%, near the national standard (19 percent) in his first six months on the job.

  Army Corps of Engineers chooses rock weir option that will remove lock and dam

The Corps selected alternative 2-6d, a set of river-width weirs followed by the removal of the deteriorating lock and dam.

  Richmond County Public School System disappointed with 2019 CCRPI score

The Richmond County Public School System got a 59.3 - a 9 point decrease from 2018.

  $1M donation from Press On to support AU’s pediatric cancer programs

  Depot Project discussions spark talks of starting over

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it’s time to get the flu vaccination

  Dozens of kids learn about teen pregnancy, domestic violence in Teen Life Maze

  Companies donate 15,000 pounds of food to Golden Harvest Food Bank

  CSRA EOA, Inc. plans to help homeowners with $250,000 grant from Wells Fargo

  Good Food Markets is eyeing Laney-Walker Boulevard area

Good Food Markets is eyeing Laney-Walker Boulevard area

  Augusta-Richmond County commission approves $500 vehicle allowance

Commission approves $500 vehicle allowance.

  Community bonds over cold cuts and conversation in Aiken

Local Subway® restaurants in the Augusta/Aiken area provided various resources for the inaugural Day of Giving

  South Carolina man shot in head recovers with help from painted piano from Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Weeks into Ray's recovery, he surprised the staff at Doctors Hospital by tickling the ivories in between rehab sessions. On a painted piano from the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.

  Neighbors remember opera icon Jessye Norman as a gifted singer, pianist

Opera Star Jessye Norman’s neighbors said her success took her far, but her heart never left Augusta.

  Valerie Biden Owens campaigns in Aiken for her brother and former vice president, Joe Biden

Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden’s sister and longtime advisor, traveled to South Carolina to campaign on behalf of Joe Biden.

  Tickets for benefit supporting Jessye Norman School of the Arts still available

The annual concert that raises funds for the school is October 13th at Miller Theatre.

  Memorial, bows created to remember siblings killed in crash

As we learn more about the deadly McDuffie County crash that took the lives of three siblings, we learning more about what people in the area are doing to comfort the Daniel and Dinger family.

  High-fiving Burke County bus driver says spreading positivity to kids is his ministry

Jones was recently caught on camera giving his students high fives. He said it’s part of his daily ritual to make sure students on his double-route always do their best.

  Georgia lawmakers, educators and community partners collaborate to find solution to gang violence

House Study Committee on Gang and Youth Violence meets in Augusta

  Alex’s Lemonade Stand at AU raises money for young, local cancer patients

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A local family is raising money and awareness to fund a cure for childhood cancer in Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Million Mile fundraiser.

  Arts In The Heart has estimated $1.2M economic impact on CSRA

Arts In The Heart has estimated $1.2M economic impact on CSRA

  Doctors Hospital hosts Falls Awareness and Injury Prevention Event

Doctors Hospital holds Falls Awareness and Injury Prevention Event

  Local toddler celebrates turning 3 with Target-themed birthday bash

Addy Rickerson turned 3 September 12 and invited her closest friends to a party at The Sweet Suite with a special theme.

  Local emergency responders train for tanker disaster

The outdoor, hands-on training event focused on better preparing both private and public emergency responders to accidents involving chemical tank trailers.

  Charlie Norwood VA to host nurse hiring fair

If you’re a nurse looking for a job, there’s a hiring fair Wednesday, Aug. 14 for you.

  The City of Augusta is offering its free annual Arts Enriched Summer Youth Program at Sand Hills Community Center

Free Annual Arts Enriched Summer Youth Program

  The Salvation Army of Augusta hopes to open a new Center of Hope

The Salvation Army of Augusta need to open a new Center of Hope

Sand Hills Community Center gets money for summer program

The money is coming out of the city's contingency fund.

Project Freedom Ride saves almost 30 more dogs

28 dogs are headed up north from Augusta Animal Services to find their forever homes, thanks to Project Freedom Ride.

Ingevity plant in Waynesboro opens new operations center

Over time, the plant has brought many jobs to Burke County. With the continued growth of the plant, more jobs are available.

  Fort Gordon battalion gains national attention for marching to ‘Baby Shark’

SFC Crisler said he only meant to do Baby Shark one time, and he's surprised nobody has ever thought of marching to it before.

  Georgia Cancer Center updates ribbons for May

The new ribbons represent Skin, Brain and Bladder Cancer Awareness month.

UPDATE: Man arrested for December shooting death of 24-year-old Devontay Roscoe

37-year-old Rodriguez Sanchaz Daggett was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder and possession of a firearm or knife during a crime in connection to Roscoe’s death.

  Augusta Fire Department holds 4th Annual Awards Banquet

The banquet filled Julian Smith Casino with first responders, their families and community supporters.

  School bus concerns brought to Richmond County School Board once again

Bus drivers, parents and the Transport Workers Union spoke on concerns about school buses.

  City of Harlem holds special meeting, no community members show up

The meeting gave an opportunity for community members to comment on House Bill 598, which will allow Harlem to annex into parts of Columbia County if passed.

  Augusta one of two cities in Georgia to offer life saving procedure

The procedure is called a mechanical thrombectomy and is only offered in around 150 hospitals nationwide.

  Richmond County students studying aerospace visit airport

This is the first year aerospace has been offered as an elective in some schools.

Traffic management center officially opens

The project connects most major roadways from downtown to Bobby Jones Expressway.

Early voting wrap-up

Early voting wrapped up in Richmond and Columbia Counties Friday. So far, turnout has been widely different for both, but items on the ballot could be playing a factor.

  Deputies with RCSO jumped in to help at a home fire

After hearing screams, the deputies jumped into action, saving two people's lives.

  Almost 40 dogs transported from Augusta Animal Service

The dogs were transported to New Jersey and New York thanks to Project Freedom Ride and Roman McConn.

NWS preliminary report: EF2 tornado ripped through CSRA

NWS has been traveling parts of Georgia and South Carolina to determine the exact weather that occurred on Sunday night.

  Local man’s foundation donates to the homeless twice a month

The Freddie Mae Foundation sets up tents twice a month and gives out basic needs to the homeless community.

  Local surgeon is lobbying for state employee health benefits

Georgia is one of seven states that doesn't have bariatric surgery as a health benefit for state employees, but one bariatric surgeon right here at Augusta University is lobbying to change that.

  Newest addition to Summerville community: a “Little Free Pantry”

The white box can be found at the corner of Kings Way and Troupe Street. It was put up by a local girl scout and Hill Baptist Church.

  Community blood drive being held to honor retired teacher who has cancer

One blood drive is Thursday, Feb. 21, at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta, and one is February 28 at any Shepeard Blood Center.

  Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta raises almost $1,000 for burn foundation

The annual chili cook-off raises money for the Augusta Burn Foundation.

Three parks under construction in Columbia County

Columbia County is adding a new park in Grovetown and additions to Patriots Park and Lakeside Park.

Augusta 911 Center recognized nationally

The Augusta 911 Center earned the national award for Outstanding 911 Call Center.

Drive by shooting in Beech Island injuries two men

Two people were shot in a drive by shooting in Beech Island.

No reported injuries at house fire in Grovetown

No injuries reported during fire in Grovetown.

Better Business Bureau: Millennials at high risk to get scammed in CSRA

Scammers are constantly trying to swindle people out of their money. In the CSRA, they’ve been targeting millennials more and more. Getting things in the mail can be exciting, especially when there’s money involved.

One person dead in single car crash on Johnston Highway

A single vehicle crash on Johnston Highway has claimed the life of 33 year old, Adam Rozovich.

  Paid parking may soon be coming to parts of downtown augusta

Paying to park in downtown Augusta has been a conversation that’s been happening for years. A task force was assigned by Commissioners to come up with a plan for paid parking.

MLK Celebration packs Carrie J. Mays Family Life Community Center

As Martin Luther King Jr. day approaches, community members are starting their celebrations.

  Community & Family demanding answers in death of 12-year-old Melquan Robinson Jr

Family & Community demanding answers from the city surrounding the death of 12-year-old Melquan Robinson Jr.

  Allendale students raffling off grill that was built from scratch

Students built grill from scratch that will be raffled off.

  Allendale Students helped build a car from scratch

Students at Allendale High School was part of building a car from scratch.

  New Track & Field comes to Allendale

Track & Field comes to Allendale.

Police car chase in Richmond County leads to suspect being shot in leg

GBI is now investigating after a police chase ended with a suspect being shot.

  Family: New Karleen Road homicide victim leaves behind 3 children

Man dead after being shot in the head in Richmond County.

Richmond County Investigators searching for suspect involved in shooting

Deputies searching for suspect involved in a shooting that is believed to be armed and dangerous.

  Foundry Place attracting businesses to invest in the historic area

Officials hope the Foundry Place attracts businesses to invest in the area.

Coroner: Bamberg County couple shot in the head

Bodies found under Rivers Bridge State Park is that of the missing couple that was last seen on December 12th.

  Questions surrounding the termination of Augusta HR Director

One Commissioner has questions surrounding the termination of the HR Director.

  Inauguration ceremony held for Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis holds his inauguration ceremony to serve as his second term for Mayor.