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Deputy Chris Tucker answers questions about license plate readers.

New law could limit tag reader data, hamper investigations 

Since its purchase, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office's tag reader has been highly efficient. However, a proposed law could potentially limit how agencies use the technology.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Snow across America

Check out these images from a photo slideshow as deep snows cover much of America.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 23 to March 2

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 23 to March 2.

Georgia Death Row Inmates

Find out who is on Georgia's death row and what crimes they received the death sentence for.

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Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week, including one homicide, the March 1 killing of 75-year-old Bobby Mitchell Shue.


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The Patch improving, sees increased membership

Since last March, membership at the public course has increased from 35 to 63, but remains about two-thirds less than the 180 members in 2011. 
By Doug Stutsman

Dogs kill city goats

The dogs apparently got into Mitchell Place subdivision retention pond by digging under a fence.
By Susan McCord

Students tour airport to learn about careers

Thirty middle and high school students took part in the first Aviation Career Day, a behind-the-scenes tour that airport officials hope will spark youth interest in aviation related careers.
By Sean Gruber

Lawn care companies busy month before Masters Week

With Masters Week just a month away, local lawn and landscaping crews are in full swing preparing properties across metro Augusta for guests.
By Jenna Martin

Harlem High drama coach resigns over texts to student

Harlem High School's drama teacher resigned Thursday morning amid allegations of "inappropriate texts" with an 18-year-old female student, authorities said. Columbia County sheriff's Capt.

Editorial: Unfit to be tied

For now, the only thing citizens are going to get out of the commission's jet-setting junkets is the bill.
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