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Melissa Hauschildt crosses the finish line during the intermedix Ironman 70.3, one of the many events officials say will aid in generating the more than $8 million tourists are expected to spend in Augusta in the month of September. The tourism payoff begins this week with the Georgia Department of Economic Devel­op­ment tourism conference at the Augus­ta Con­vention Center.

September tourist spending expected to near $9 million

The combination of cyber network discussions, triathletes competing and a downtown international festival will generate $8.97 million in direct visitor spending.
By Tim Rausch

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Kirby: Old Farmer's 2015 Almanac predicting another icy winter for Augusta

If you missed last winter, don’t worry. We’re getting a sequel. Winter 2015 sounds a lot like winter 2014 – colder than normal with the tree-snapping iciness.

Want a home in the Stevens Creek Elementary school zone?

Here are homes for sale, gleaned from AugustaRealEstate.com on Sept. 1, that are zoned for Stevens Creek Elementary School.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 18-25

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 18-25. 

Increase was a sweet decision

So the motion to raise the tax tied 5-5, and the mayor put the icing on the cake by voting yes. So what do they say to taxpayers? Let them eat cake!

Labor pains

If our culture of industriousness, entrepreneurship and resoluteness skips many more generations, it may be lost forever. We sincerely hope this country’s leaders can right this ship.

Commissioners seek attorney general's opinion on SPLOST

Two Augusta commissioners are seeking an opinion from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on the city's disbursement of sales tax proceeds to non-profits.
By Susan McCord

Public safety officials push for new radio system

After a February ice storm left deputies and firefighters without radio communications for extended periods, public safety officials want their own radio system.
By Travis Highfield

Lincolnton 17-year-old drowns in cove

Many in Lincoln County were in mourning after the weekend drowning of a teenager from a well-known family in Lincolnton.
By Tom Corwin
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