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Man shot at by GRU officer gets probation

A man convicted this week of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer - one who shot at him - wasn't in danger of going to prison, the judge reassured him Friday before sentencing him to probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Dining out this weekend?

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

Slides: Super Bowl connections

The Augusta area has contributed many players to the Super Bowl over the years. See how many you remember.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 128 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

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Teen pregnancy rate declines in Richmond County

In 2009, girls aged 15 to 19 combined for 595 pregnancies in Richmond County, with more than 11 new pregnancies documented each week.  The number dipped to 410 in 2012.
By Doug Stutsman

Subcommittee finalizes plan for city septic tank fee

A city subcommittee on Friday finalized plans to impose a mandatory monthly fee of $14 for three years on approximately 3,500 landowners still using septic tanks when a city sewer line is located within 100 feet.
By Susan McCord

Coroners training to recognize abuse of elderly, at-risk

By weekend's end, all of the Richmond County Coroner's Office will be trained to spot abuse of the elderly and at-risk, a task that officials say is not easy.

Editorial: This program's a Keeper

Seizing this opportunity gives you the chance to build something positive in our community.
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