How to spend less on back-to-school shopping

Updated: 07/23/2014 - It's about time to dust off the books and head back to school, but before you start filling your brain, parents, you have to empty your wallet. Anyone with school-age kids knows school supplies add up fast. A new survey says this year you'll be spending more. So, we're on your side with how to ace your back to school shopping.

Improvements on the way for Aiken intersection

Updated: 07/22/2014 - A major intersection along Whiskey Road is on the docket for improvements. Dougherty Road and Whiskey Road has been a major point of emphasis over the past few years for expansion and it continues to be now.
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Jr. Riverhawks exploring new options after ice center closes

Updated: 07/22/2014 - The summer has not been good for hockey in Augusta. The Riverhawks called it quits last month, and now another blow for young hockey fans. The Augusta Ice Sports Center lost its fight to stay open today. For a lot of kids and families who called it a second home, this is a big loss.
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Former Paine basketball standout to play in Germany

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Former Paine guard Kenny Fluellen has signed a contract with BG-Karlsruhe to play professional basketball in Karlsruhe, Germany. The team plays in the Basketball Bundesliga’s ProB German basketball league.

Going for gold | 8-year-olds compete at AAU Junior Olympics

Updated: 07/21/2014 - Several CSRA athletes are going for gold at the AAU track and field Junior Olympics. Two competitors from Aiken stand out in every way, but their size. Maybe smaller in stature, they've got a passion for shot put outweighing the rest.

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

4 mins ago - The win marked the end of a bruising, nine-week GOP runoff in which Perdue hammered Kingston as a career politician for his 11 terms in Washington, while Kingston argued voters couldn't trust a self-proclaimed outsider to do what he says he'll do. In the end, voters decided change was needed and went with the political newcomer, whose cousin is former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Historically black colleges face uncertain future

Posted: 4:40 AM - But as enrollment and funding have declined for many of these institutions, the challenges of remaining open have increased. Five such schools have shut down in the last 20 years and about a dozen have had accreditation issues.

12 OYS: New details emerge in Charlie Norwood VA Hospital deaths

Updated: 07/18/2014 - We are learning more details surrounding the deaths of three veterans at Augusta's VA hospital. We now know those vets all died within a 10 month span, and as late as last year, lawmakers were demanding accountability from the hospital's former director. She did not stick around long enough to provide answers.

12 OYS: Hundreds of customer files found dumped behind Aiken loan company

Updated: 07/16/2014 - When you leave your personal and financial information with a business, you would expect that company to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. But now some customers of one finance company in Aiken may have something to worry about, after their personal information was left near a dumpster for anyone to find.

Gibson: VA has lost trust of vets, American people

Posted: 07/16/2014 - As of June 15, about 46,000 veterans waited at least 90 days for their first VA medical appointments, the agency said. That's down from 57,000 who waited more than 90 days as of May 15.

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