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Thu. Sep. 3 4:46 am

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AIKEN — Forty years ago Thursday, Public Safety Chief J. Carroll Busbee was leaving his office on a cloudless day when the sky caught fire. Above him, a B-52 Stratofortress had just exploded en route to a training mission. 

Ron Nesler said part of the inspiration behind the Augusta billboard was the VA's treatment of James "Randy" McChes­ney, a disabled Viet­nam veteran who lives in Waynesboro, Ga.

A suspect is sought after an Augusta residence was found ransacked and burglarized Wednesday, police say.

VILLA RICA, Ga. - A video of football players and a coach being dunked into a small tub of water during a mass baptism on a public high school football field is drawing criticism from a religious-freedom group.

Columbia County school officials said Wednesday that the district will enter a five-year contract with the Georgia Department of Education that will provide broad flexibility in abiding by state education regulations.

World War II veterans of North Augusta's American Legion Post 71 held a wreath-laying ceremony marking the anniversary of the Allied victory over Japan and remembering the service of those who fought and died in the war.

Alan Hampton takes a break from work Wednesday to relax and read in the shade of Riverwalk Augusta.

AIKEN — Forty years ago Thursday, Public Safety Chief J. Carroll Busbee was leaving his office on a cloudless day when the sky caught fire. Above him, a B-52 Stratofortress had just exploded en route to a training mission. 

A contractor at Savannah River Site has agreed to pay a $3.8 million fine to settle allegations that it "knowingly mischarged" the U.S. Department of Energy for ineligible or inflated employee relocation costs.

When Augusta Commission members reported being blindsided and subsequently rejected a $25,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, the mayor's office and other city officials had been working to arrange it since July.

See which offices will be closed for the 2015 Labor Day holiday in the Augusta area.

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