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Water worries hit schools, businesses around Augusta

A problem with a portion of Augusta's water supply closed schools Wednesday, restricted businesses and had others scrambling to buy water.

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Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 1-7.

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Boil water advisory prompts school system closure

Due to the boil water advisory issued for the area serviced by the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant, Richmond County schools will be closed Wednesday, according to the system's Web site.

Richmond County public schools to be closed again Thursday

Richmond County public schools will be closed again on Thursday.
By Doug Stutsman

Water problems could affect 500 bars and restaurants

The East Central Health District called in outside inspectors Wednesday to help the county check on those who wanted to keep serving water to the public.
By Tom Corwin

Fiorina ends president bid

WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina ends her bid for the Republican nomination for president .

Decision expected on Thursday school closings

Richmond County schools are expected to decide this evening if classes will be closed again Thursday as the city deals with water quality issues.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Damon Cline

Martinez murder suspect accused of punching jail deputy

Daniel Robinson, who’s accused of killing Bill DaVitte in a Martinez church parking lot in Aug. 2014, allegedly spit at and threatened a deputy who was preparing to transport him to a maximum ...

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Choose a brighter future

For Black History Month, teacher Lori Myles asked her students a simple question: "If it was up to Martin Luther King Jr., would he want us to say 'Black Lives Matter' or 'All Lives Matter?' " ...
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