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Coco Rubio, the owner of Sky City and Soul Bar, is part of the initiative to fight the image of crime and promote a safe business district.

Taking ownership of downtown

With new measures in place to curb street violence and illegal vendors, downtown Augusta businesses have pulled together a grassroots movement.
By Wesley Brown

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Sept. 8-15

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 8-15. 

Kirby's Augusta

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SLIDESHOW: Border Bash

Browse a slideshow of hundreds of photos from all the action from Friday night's Border Bash fun at the Augusta Common. 

Getting more goats is the easy part

Augusta needs more goats, an administrator and one interim commissioner, but so far, they can only agree on the goats. 

2014 Arts Preview

Our 2014 Arts Preview includes everything from dance and music to theater and art.

Want a home in the Blue Ridge Elementary school zone?

Here are homes for sale, gleaned from AugustaRealEstate.com on Sept. 15, that are zoned for Blue Ridge Elementary School.

Augusta Hazmat team responds to 'odor' in Wrens

The Augusta Fire Department's Hazmat team was called Monday evening to Jefferson County due to reports of a strong odor outside a residence. 
By Doug Stutsman

Commission to discuss administrator position

Two significant city appointments return to the forefront at a regular Tuesday meeting of the Augusta Commission. Commissioner Ben Hasan, just appointed to the District 6 commission seat last month after the resignation of Joe Jackson, placed a discussion about appointing a city administrator on Tuesday's meeting agenda.
By Susan McCord

Cross Creek shows off new ROTC building

The Richmond County Board of Education Building Committee toured Cross Creek High School's new Junior ROTC building.
By Sean Gruber

Victim beaten, robbed of $9,600

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two unknown suspects accused of robbing and beating an Augusta man at his residence.

Editorial: Not as advertised

The party is desperate to bring a Democrat - any Democrat - back to Washington.
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