Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters is an Augusta, Ga. native who graduated from Westminster in 2011. She began her career as a business reporter in New York in 2015, working for Jim Cramer at TheStreet and for Business Insider. She went on to get her master’s in investigative journalism from The Cronkite School in Phoenix in 2020. She was selected for The Washington Post’s 2021 intern class but went on to work for The Dallas Morning News where her work won a first place award from The Association of Business Journalists. In 2023, she was featured on an episode of CNBC’s American Greed show for her work covering a Texas-based scam that targeted the Black community during the pandemic. She's thrilled to be back near family covering important stories in her hometown.
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New tenant leases former Bee’s Knees space downtown

The former Bee's Knees space on Tenth Street in downtown Augusta will be leased to a new bar and lounge concept.

DiVino in Hammond’s Ferry closes after 7 years

The founders, Andrea and Marion Petruzzi, said they lost their 'why' after their beloved chef, Leonardo Accorsi, suddenly passed away last year.

80% of Americans had a package stolen in 2022

With summer approaching, Americans may need to take steps to protect their mail while on vacation. In Georgia, the median value of stolen packages last year was $45.

Why this Augusta pastor brings a gun to the pulpit

There was a 137% increase in mass shootings in the U.S. from 2014 to 2022. "I don't understand how we made this transition, and it's something I've been struggling with for a long time, but, in the meantime, regardless of the cause, we have to protect ourselves," said pastor Mike Freed of Ascension Lutheran Church in south Augusta.

Chuck E. Cheese completes market remodel in Augusta

Chuck E. Cheese on Wrightsboro Road has added tech and game updates as the family entertainment company tries to meet shifts in consumer demand.

FBI: Scammers targeting parents of students at Georgia universities

It's no secret that most parents will do anything for their children and that college students can sometimes get into trouble. That's why phone scammers...

Evans CrossFit gym owner denied bond in alleged molestation case

The Evans CrossFit coach had befriended the girl's family and took the girl's virginity at the gym, according to electronic records. The girl's mother said, "He's stolen my little girl's innocence, her virginity, her independent nature, her identity as an athlete [and] the opportunity to thoughtfully share herself with the appropriate partner."

Augustans’ average household bills rise more than 11% since 2020

Rent in Augusta now averages about $931 per month, while mortgage bills average about $1,035 per month.

Full-scale active shooter drill takes place at abandoned school

Fifteen to 20 agencies came together Thursday morning to learn how to mitigate lives lost in the event of an active shooter situation.

Augusta one of five cities picked for Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

The four other chosen hubs are Phoenix; Columbus, Ohio; Baltimore; and Pittsburgh.

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