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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

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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.)

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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

Three months ago, we looked into the practice known as 'kill buying,' and we have an update from Joe Mann and Big Oaks Rescue Farm in Greenwood, S.C.



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Survey: Families satisfied with state care

A survey by the advocacy group VOR finds that families with loved ones in state developmental centers and hospitals are much happier with the care than those with relatives in non-institutional settings.
By Tom Corwin

Restricting goals draws foul in neighborhoods

Sammie Sias and the Richmond County Neighborhood Alliance have scored points fighting for quality growth in south Richmond County. But last week's effort to eliminate street basketball games might have been a foul.
By Susan McCord

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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