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Thomas Bochette, with Richmond County mosquito control, sprays a backyard in west Augusta. Richmond County received more than 2,100 complaints through 311 last year.

Mosquito complaints increased last year

Augusta received nearly 2,100 more mosquito complaints last year than Colum­bia County for what records suggest could be the result of more residential properties and swimming pools being abandoned or neglected in the city.
By Wesley Brown

Dining out this weekend?

Check out our latest restaurant reviews and search our database of more than 300 Augusta restaurants.
National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships

Humboldt State, Nevada players claim titles

In the men’s competition, Nevada’s James Proctor claimed medalist honors with a one-stroke victory over defending champ Bryan Murphy, of Ferris State.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 6-13.

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 6-13.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harry Moore (pictured here.)

Video: Kirby's Augusta

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Kirby: Hard work with plants hasn't paid off

It amuses my wife that I keep being asked to speak to garden clubs. "It's like asking the Fal­cons coach how to win the Super Bowl," she said with a snicker.
By Bill Kirby

Spring is about college football as well as the Masters

While many of us had our eyes trained on Augusta National and Jordan Spieth's record-setting green jacket campaign, other diehards gathered for that most useless of traditions - spring football games.
By Scott Michaux

City Ink: Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.
By Sylvia Cooper


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Tuition increases tough on students

Along with the higher costs of providing services and a push to create new academic programs, higher tuition at Georgia's state colleges and universities is a result of years of the state Legislature cutting funds to the higher education budget.
By Tracey McManus

City Ink: Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.
By Sylvia Cooper

Spring is about college football as well as the Masters

While many of us had our eyes trained on Augusta National and Jordan Spieth's record-setting green jacket campaign, other diehards gathered for that most useless of traditions - spring football games.
By Scott Michaux

Parole board rescinds plan to free rapist in letter to DA

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with ...

Editorial: Fixing misguided compassion

The best anti-poverty program is, and always has been, a job.

Ride-hailing platform Uber uncharted territory for Augusta

Rob Noel likes meeting people. He also likes driving, and he likes making extra money for his vacation fund. So when Uber started signing up drivers in Augusta, the 27-year-old saw himself as ...
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