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Repeat shoplifter gets three years for North Augusta theft

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:45 a.m.

An Augusta man with multiple prior shoplifting convictions was sentenced to nearly four years in prison this week after an Aiken County jury found …

Kinder Morgan to hold input meeting on pipeline in North Augusta UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:58 a.m.

After a push from local legislators, Kinder Morgan now will have a public input meeting in North Augusta regarding the Palmetto Project pipeline.

S.C. Sen. Young requests local meeting on pipeline UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to have its public meeting regarding the Palmetto Project pipeline later this month.

NAMES & NOTES: Smith chosen as a 2015 AHS Technical Fellow

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:33 p.m.

The American Helicopter Society has selected Dr. Marilyn J. Smith to receive the organization’s Technical Fellow Award, an honor reserved for AHS members whose careers have improved the technical capabilities of the vertical flight industry. Smith is a graduate of North Augusta High School, where she was valedictorian in 1977.

Three Decades of Norma Meares' Eggery on Display UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:01 p.m.

North Augusta resident Julie Hughes' mom, Norma Meares, offered an exhibition of eggery artistry April 14 in Cumberland Village, with amost 30 years …

Tour to highlight towns lost when SRS was built

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:38 p.m.

A beautiful, old home built in 1911 by Amelia Hankinson in Jackson, is one of 15 historic places in Beech Island and Jackson on the Beech Island …

NAMES & NOTES: Lindsey Patton pinned at Newberry College

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:33 p.m.

Newberry teacher education major, Lindsey Patton, of North Augusta, participated in the Newberry Education Society pinning ceremony on Feb. 25, where she received a commemorative pin recognizing her as a model for lifelong learning, service and professional behavior on campus, in public school, and state and global communities.

Coming up for the week of April 16

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:34 p.m.

The North Augusta Rotary Club will meet 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Manuel’s Bread Cafe, 505 Railroad Ave. No. 100. For more information, call Wayne Moore at 803-279-7799.

Tara and Turner Simkins to speak at Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:34 p.m.

In recognition of the National Day of Prayer, The Honorable Mayor Lark Jones and the City of North Augusta are hosting the 25th annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon. The luncheon will be at the North Augusta Community Center at noon on Wednesday, May 5.

Ex-N.A. officer involved in fatal shooting released on bond

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:35 p.m.

Former North Augusta Public Safety officer Justin Craven, 25, was released last Wednesday from the Edgefield County detention center on a $20,000 …

Bands set to do battle on Saturday

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:34 p.m.

The annual Battle of the Bands competition is set for this Saturday.

Jaycees to bring back Memorial Day Parade UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:39 p.m.

Strike up the band! Aiken’s annual Memorial Day Parade once again will wind its way through downtown Aiken in May to honor the men and women …

Retired Navy veteran shares stories

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:32 p.m.

Few have a story to tell quite like retired Navy veteran Paul Harless.

Rucker headlines Rock Fore! Dough UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:39 p.m.

Masters week is a celebration of the game of golf in the CSRA. It also brings about a big fundraiser for The First Tee of Augusta.

NAMES & NOTES: Local GRU students inducted into honor society

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:33 p.m.

Seven North Augusta residents were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at Georgia Regents University. The students are Randi Brandon, Thomas DeGennaro, Elizabeth NeSmith, Benjamin Mazer, Alicia Scalia, Jessica Goodwin and Miriam …

NAMES & NOTES: Swift named to Saint Mary’s College Dean’s List

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:33 p.m.

Andrea Swift, of North Augusta, was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Saint Mary’s College. A student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale with at least 12 graded hours to earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s.

Officials: SRS needs $30M a year for upgrades, maintenance

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:11 p.m.

Savannah River Site officials reported in March that the site would need about $30 million a year in additional funding over the next several years …

From pars to milkshakes, a Masters tradition UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:32 p.m.

Whitey Adams has his own Masters tradition during Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest.

Couple has worked Masters scoreboard for decades UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.

The Masters is a dream destination for many. It’s not uncommon for visitors from all across the globe to converge on Augusta.

Lab chief addresses need for new nuclear industry workers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:39 p.m.

The Savannah River Site’s aging workforce was addressed last week, as Site officials are looking for ways to find new workers to replace those …

Experience life under the crown this weekend

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:34 p.m.

Once again, the Living History Park will go Under the Crown this weekend.

Coroner: ID on man killed in crash in North Augusta should be released soon

Saturday, April 11, 2015 4:29 p.m.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said the man who died in a vehicle crash Friday should be identified soon.

Possibilities launch set for April 15 UPDATED

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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:10 p.m.

Possibilities, by Turner Simkins, has already received raving reviews from both the writing and oncology communities and is scheduled for its …

North Augusta man injured in airport shooting

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Friday, April 10, 2015 4:23 p.m.

A shooting that landed a North Augusta man in the hospital occurred at Augusta Regional Airport Friday afternoon.

Two separate fatal collisions reported in Aiken, Barnwell counties

Friday, April 10, 2015 7:55 a.m.

Two people are dead after fatal collisions occurred in Aiken and Barnwell counties Friday.

Former North Augusta officer released on bond

Friday, April 10, 2015 9:45 a.m.

Former North Augusta Public Safety officer Justin Craven, 25, was released Wednesday on a $20,000 bond from the Edgefield County detention center. …

NAMES & NOTES: Elementary students earn book awards

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:08 p.m.

Hammond Hill Elementary School

Blotter for April 8 UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:08 p.m.

According to reports from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety:

Calendar events for April 9 through 11

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:08 p.m.

The North Augusta Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Manuel’s Bread Cafe, 505 Railroad Ave. No. 100. For more information, call Wayne Moore at 803-279-7799.

Man arrested in sex trafficking scheme

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:08 p.m.

An underage girl was recovered and an Aiken County man was among four people arrested during a sex trafficking sting in Columbia County, Georgia, according to stories that appeared on The Augusta Chronicle and WRDW News 12’s websites April 4.

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