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According to Historic Augusta records, the house was built in 1799 on a tract of land known as "Goodale," because of a 500 acre plantation established nearly 60 years earlier by Thomas Goodale, who operated the Sand Bar Ferry across the Savannah River.

Funds needed for Goodale House

The owner of the Goodale House on Sand Bar Ferry Road started an online fundraiser to help restore one of Georgia's oldest surviving homes. And he's giving away pieces of the house as rewards for donations.
By Wesley Brown

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 79 assaults. The most assaults, 13, occurred on July 18. Other violent crime during the week included seven robberies.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 21-28

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 21-28.

SLIDESHOW: Godfather of Soul

World-renowned music star James Brown called the Augusta-area home. Born in Augusta and maintaining a home in Beech Island, S.C. until his death on Christmas Day in 2006, Brown maintained a business presence in Augusta while managing a steady international touring schedule.

Kirby's Augusta

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Property tax jump OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
By Susan McCord

Frazier resigns after recent demotion

Long-time Richmond County principal Wayne Frazier, known for his unorthodox approach to school reform, submitted his resignation Wednesday after being demoted to a teacher this summer.
By Tracey McManus

Sheriff's program gives youths experience

The Police Exploring program, which is part of the Boy Scouts of America, takes youths ages 16 to 20 with no criminal record and a good standing in school and introduces them to life in law ...

Editorial: Fixing a bad decision

Instead of using the judicial system to unnecessarily rip a parent and child apart, exercise common sense to keep them together.

218,000 jobs added in July

WASHINGTON — Private employers added 218,000 jobs, down from 281,000 in June. It was the fourth straight month of job gains above 200,000.
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