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The teacher of the year finalists are Pamela Ray (from left), of Butler High School; Dana Samples, of Tobacco Road Elementary School; LaShawn White, of Laney High School; Clinton Borders, of Hephzibah High School; and JaVonne Jones, of Deer Chase Elementary.

5 top teacher finalists honored

Ranging from a high school social studies teacher to an elementary school music director, the finalists were honored during a banquet held at the Central Office building,.
By Sean Gruber

Dining out this weekend?

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

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 18-25

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 18-25. 

Top 10 UGA running backs?

As college football rankings come out and a new season looms, who are the best running backs in University of Georgia history? Here is our top 10 list.

Want a home in the River Ridge Elementary school zone?

Here are homes for sale, gleaned from AugustaRealEstate.com on Aug. 28, that are zoned for River Ridge Elementary School.

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Gogick: Colleagues receive front page as going-away present

When longtime colleagues either retire or seek out greener pastures, their colleagues conspire to make them a page – a front page. Think of it as part parting gift, part parting shot. A ...
By John Gogick

S.C. State wants to take next step

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough was glad to see his team rebound last season. Now, he's seeking even more out of the Bulldogs.
By Pete Iacobelli

Georgia Tech opens with Wofford

ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson says he has no problem defending his six-year record at Georgia Tech.
By George Henry

College Football

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Dogs' Gurley to be big test for Tigers

ATHENS, Ga. - Todd Gurley, Georgia's dynamic running back, will be on display in one of the key games of college football's opening weekend, leading the No. 12 Bulldogs tonight against 16th-ranked ...
By Paul Newberry

Cross Creek defeats Hephzibah

Kenyatta Brown intercepted four passes and recorded two touchdowns as Cross Creek rolled to a season-opening 32-13 win over Hephzibah. Reach Chris Gay at (706) 823-3645 or chris.gay@augustachronicle.
By Chris Gay

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Paine plans furloughs, salary cuts, layoffs

Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.
By Tracey McManus

Michaux: Gamecocks need to forget this one

COLUMBIA – Stunning doesn’t begin to describe this. Steve Spurrier immediate assessment was just as harsh as the Gamecocks crowd. “They’re kicking our butts,” the head ball coach said at ...

College Football: Michaux: Gamecocks must forget

Editorial: Another broken law

When it came to the disposition of Guantanamo prisoners, Congress realized in 2013 it couldn't trust Obama to do the right thing. This year, he proved them right.
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