Columbia County Teacher Finalist: Ameesha Butler

Ameesha Butler is one of five finalists for Columbia County Teacher of the Year.

Augusta Commission’s American Rescue Plan funding is almost gone

The Augusta Commission voted to spend some of its last American Rescue Plan funding for a fire engine.

Trial begins for man accused of rape

Man on trial again for rape. Juries acquitted him in three other unrelated sexual assaults.

Hearings begin on Georgia Power proposal to raise rates 12%

State regulators began hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.'s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years.

Property tax increase likely in North Augusta

Possibly property tax increase for North Augusta.

Columbia County school board holds September work session

The Columbia County Board of Education's work session was Sept. 27.

Parents fight turn lane at private school

Parents of students at a small private school in Grovetown are upset about a decision the Columbia County Board of Commissioners made to have the school pay for a turning lane.

Annual Oliver Hardy Festival scheduled for Saturday

Despite Hurricane Ian, the 33rd annual Oliver Hardy Festival is still a go for Saturday - for now.

Michael Meyers: Readers are the reason for the success of The...

Growing pains mark the success of the Augusta Press as Augusta University celebrates its successes.

Richmond County Booking Highlights

Check out the latest bookings from Richmond County.

No. 2 Alabama faces 3-game stretch of ranked foe

Alabama has mostly breezed through the first month of the season, with one big scare and three games that were frightfully but predictably easy.

Rick McKee Comic Strip Sept. 28, 2022

Written by Rick McKee September 28, 2022

Georgia and South Carolina prepare for Ian

An update of Georgia's and South Carolina's plans ahead of Hurricane Ian.

SC State-South Carolina moved to Thursday due to hurricane

South Carolina State and South Carolina will play on Thursday night instead of Saturday due to Hurricane Ian.

AP Column: Johnson will chase challenges long into retirement

Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and says his 2023 schedule will include a maximum 10 races he considers bucket list events. It means NASCAR's seven-time champion is not done challenging himself and still has a competitive spirit to fulfill.

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#BreakingNews: Richmond County Schools will be open for regular hours this week. Richmond County is actively monitoring the path of Hurricane Ian and will notify families if local weather projections require any changes to school plans.

#breakingnews: Richmond County Schools will be open for regular hours this week. Richmond County is actively monitoring the path of Hurricane Ian and will notify families if local weather projections require any changes to school plans. ... See MoreSee Less

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#BreakingNews: The Richmond County Sheriffs Office is seeking the help of the community in locating Valarie Forrest. Height: 5’01” / Weight: 120

Valarie Forrest was last seen on 09/17/22 at approximately 2125 hours leaving her residence on the 3600 block of Mount View Drive. Valarie Forrest was last seen wearing a white shirt and black leggings. 

If you have any information on Forrest please contact Inv. Ronald Sylvester with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1048 or 706-821-1080.

#BreakingNews: The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the help of the community in locating Valarie Forrest. Height: 5’01” / Weight: 120

Valarie Forrest was last seen on 09/17/22 at approximately 2125 hours leaving her residence on the 3600 block of Mount View Drive. Valarie Forrest was last seen wearing a white shirt and black leggings.

If you have any information on Forrest please contact Inv. Ronald Sylvester with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1048 or 706-821-1080.
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#BreakingNews: The Richmond County Sheriffs Office is seeking the help of the community in identifying the pictured subject. 

The pictured male is wanted for questioning for multiple forgery incidents, which occurred at Fifth-Third Bank on 07-11-22.  
 
Any information concerning this subject, please contact Inv. Michael Hucko (706) 821-1088 or any On Duty Investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.

#BreakingNews: The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the help of the community in identifying the pictured subject.

The pictured male is wanted for questioning for multiple forgery incidents, which occurred at Fifth-Third Bank on 07-11-22.

Any information concerning this subject, please contact Inv. Michael Hucko (706) 821-1088 or any On Duty Investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.
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