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Youngsters play during a "Pokemon Go" event at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Google, Nintendo and Pokemon Co. invested $20 million in the smartphone app.

How 'Pokemon Go' went from prank to phenomenon

SAN FRANCISCO — All it took was a prank to hatch a mobile video game that has turned into a cultural phenomenon.  
By Michael Liedtke

Snapshot of America

Even at our major party conventions, Americans and Americana clash with the mud-covered, bare-knuckled, dispiriting politics we watch every day in our living rooms. 

Crime map, database

Browse the weekly map of crimes as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or search the database of all crime reports. You can search by date range, or by entering all or any part of an emergency response area, address or type of crime.

Getzen's Pond was place to swim

A century ago the spring-fed pool of Getzen’s Pond's very cold water was full of people. In fact, generations found it the place to swim and find relief from hot summers.

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Dining out this weekend?

Check out our latest restaurant reviews and search our database of more than 300 Augusta restaurants.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 11-18.

Quiz yourself on Augusta July history

Here’s an Augusta history quiz for the month of July – a month I like call June’s “hot sister.” It’s not a stellar month, but has had its moments … as we all do.

Fingers pointed as properties avoid taxation

Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.
By Susan McCord

Aiken officer named in lawsuit resigns

An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer named in a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations during a 2014 traffic stop has resigned, Chief Charles Barranco confirmed.

Falcons looking to rebound in second season under Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are hoping their second season with coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brings more familiarity, confidence - and wins. A few new key ...

Sports Scores

Stay up-to-date on your favorite teams.

Empty nesters should take advantage of prime time to save

CHICAGO - Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would have more money to spend, save or invest.
 
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