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A car drives on Baker Avenue after the ice storm. The city of Augusta filed an appeal this week to get more of its cleanup costs reimbursed by state and federal agencies.

Cleanup bill lingers from ice storm that paralyzed area

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind. Some counties are doing better than others.
By By Travis Highfield
Top Stories of 2014

Smith resigns commission seat

Besides breaking policy by accepting outside Masters Week work without permission, Smith also broke the rules when he accepted a finder’s fee the previous December.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 15-22.

Holiday happenings

Scheduled events, holiday closings and other festive content for your holidays.

Notable area deaths of 2014

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


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Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer sinkholes.
By Wesley Brown

1991 shooting death of man outside club still unsolved

Standing outside a Sand Bar Ferry Road nightclub, 19-year-old Alvin Howard Jr. was shot twice by unknown assailants in the early hours of Oct. 27, 1991. Twenty-three years later, his death remains unsolved.
By Doug Stutsman

Tight ends coach to call plays for Dogs in bowl

Will Friend is leaving Georgia to join Bobo in Fort Collins as his offensive coordinator. Friend, the Bulldogs' offensive line coach will be with the Bulldogs for the Belk Bowl.

Editorial: The Christmas story

As has been "The Augusta Chronicle's" tradition, and in keeping with the reason for the season, we are pleased to reprint the Christmas story from the Bible.
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