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Recent articles by Jozsef:

July 3: Georgia sees nearly 2,800 new COVID-19 cases, South Carolina adds over 1,500

Georgia topped the 90,000 mark in coronavirus cases after the state reported more than 2,700 new cases on Friday, while South Carolina surpassed 40,000 → Read More

Washington Road Mi Rancho closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A local Mexican restaurant has closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.According to a statement, Mi Rancho said it was notified Thursday about an employee testing positive at their Washington Road location. The location was closed immediately upon learning of the positive test.According to the statement, the Washington Road location will be closed temporarily for… → Read More

Fire engine, car collision leaves five injured

A crash involving an Augusta Fire engine has left three firefighters, a pregnant woman and an infant injured.The crash happened on Highland Avenue and Walton Way. According to the Augusta Fire Department, Fire Engine 8 was responding to a call with sirens and lights on when the collision occurred.All five were taken to the hospital for evaluation. → Read More

TopGolf officially opens in Augusta

Golfers in the Augusta-area officially have a new place to practice their swings and hit some balls as TopGolf’s newest location opened Friday.The facility is a first-of-its kind prototype. The Augusta facility only has one story instead of multiple, but still has a lot of the same features and amenities from other locations, company officials said.Nick Treadway, general manager of TopGolf… → Read More

Florida man dead, four injured following Thursday traffic accident in Aiken

A Florida man died following a traffic accident in Aiken on Thursday.James Fincham, 61, was driving on Columbia Road when he crossed the center line and → Read More

Grady EMS, AU Health part ways

The ambulance contract between Grady Emergency Medical Services and Augusta University Health has been terminated.In a statement, AU announced that the → Read More

July 2: Georgia gains nearly 3,500 COVID-19 cases, South Carolina adds over 1,600

A new daily record was reported in Georgia after coronavirus cases jumped by more than 3,400, while South Carolina added more than 1,600 Thursday. → Read More

Monday parade to show appreciation for Augusta healthcare workers

Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young is planning a parade through the medical district in appreciation of healthcare workers on Monday.The parade will include → Read More

Suspect granted bond in downtown Augusta murder

A man accused of shooting and killing an Evans man in a June downtown Augusta shooting was granted bond Thursday.Terrence Cumber, 24, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the death of 23-year-old Ahmad Popal.Popal was shot and killed in the 1200 block of Broad Street on June 21.Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig set a $4,000 bond on the murder… → Read More

Second arrest made in May Aiken County murder

A second arrest has been made in the May death of a woman in Jackson, S.C.Saiquan Wright, 21, was arrested by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at Rivers Edge Apartments around 10 p.m. Wednesday. He has warrants for murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery in the death of Christina Cuteri, 31, on May 4.Cuteri was found in the driver seat of a vehicle with an… → Read More

Augusta burn center expects increase in fireworks-related injuries over holiday weekend

With several public fireworks displays canceled around the area because of coronavirus concerns, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital is → Read More

Jackson man dead in Wednesday motorcycle crash

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating the Wednesday death of a Jackson man following a motorcycle crash.Thomas Redwine, 57, died after → Read More

Police reform, use of force topics at Burke County forum

A local panel of professors, lawyers and community leaders had a lengthy discussion with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Burke County → Read More

Augusta Doctor: Coronavirus risk low for children, but precautions should still be taken

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide, one group of people, children under the age of 18, appear to have much lower infection rates than adults.Dr. → Read More

Augusta’s historic theaters get ready to reopen under new restrictions

For four months, the doors at two major entertainment venues in Augusta, the Imperial Theatre and the Miller Theater, have been closed to the public. → Read More

Augusta area law enforcement open to reform, against defunding

As protests sprung up across the country after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks, the call to defund police → Read More

Cause unknown for dozens of dead fish found in Savannah River

John "Truck" Carlson is usually out on the Savannah River every day collecting water samples, but for the past week he has been collecting dead fish. Savannah Riverkeeper got reports of dead fish along the river last week and has been finding more every day. Carlson, the program coordinator for Veterans for Clean Water, said he got in the boat June 19 and started to spot dead fish."We got in a… → Read More

Sewer main repair to close lanes on Riverwatch Parkway

Motorist can expect delays Monday on Riverwatch Parkway for an emergency sewer main repair.According to a release by Augusta Utilities, work is scheduled → Read More

School district investigating another racially insensitive post allegedly made by Lakeside High athletic director

The Columbia County School District is investigating another racially offensive Facebook post allegedly made by Lakeside High School athletic director → Read More

School district investigating another racially insensitive post allegedly made by Lakeside High AD

The Columbia County School District is investigating another racially offensive Facebook post allegedly made by Lakeside High School athletic director → Read More