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Mayor Deke Copenhaver (right) stands with the Rev. Larry Fryer as he speaks to those gathered for the "Public Witness for Unity, Peace and Justice" event on Broad Street in Augusta.

Community leaders gather to pray for peace, unity 

City leaders and ministers of Christian and Islamic faiths gathered to call for "peace, unity and justice" one month after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Holiday happenings

Scheduled events, holiday closings and other festive content for your holidays.
Top Stories of 2014

Allegations led to ex-NAACP chief Charles Smith's ouster

Thirteen years after sexual harassment and rape allegations first surfaced against former Augusta NAACP president Charles Smith, 2014 was the year they caught up to him.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 15-22.

Want a home near Hephzibah?

Here are homes for sale, gleaned from AugustaRealEstate.com on Dec. 19, that are located near Hephzibah.

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Sheriff's nephew gets 5-year sentence in marijuana case

A nephew of Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle who was caught with 20 pounds of marijuana was sentenced to five years in prison.
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No new TB cases at Westside

As tuberculosis testing appraches conclusion at Westside High School no other case of the disease has been found.
By Sean Gruber

Thomson man accused of killing wife

A 25-year-old Thomson man was arrested Monday, accused of killing his wife over the weekend.
By Travis Highfield

Memphis wins Miami Beach Bowl 55-48

The Memphis Tigers came out on top over Brigham Young 55-48 in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. The back-and-forth game ended in a on-field brawl.

Editorial: Blue lives matter

The unscrupulous race hustlers have created a climate of racial tension unmatched in this country in decades, and have stoked the kind of rage that jihadists might envy.
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