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This house in the 100 block of Walker Street is one of hundreds of abandoned properties in Augusta.

New program aims to catch up on abandoned property demolition

Augusta will dip into solid waste fees to fund a new program intended to "knock down some of the backlog" in the demolition of hundreds of unsafe, abandoned properties.
By Susan McCord

Dining out this weekend?

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

Graduation 2015

Find complete coverage of graduation season 2015, including photo galleries, event coverage and lists of graduates. 

SLIDESHOWS

Send us your graduation photos

Share your graduation photos and we'll post them online in a slideshow. Upload photos here or use the hashtag #auggrads.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Coach Clayton Chriswell (pictured here.)

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 18-26

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 18-26.

Video: Kirby's Augusta



Boy surprised with firefighter-themed prosthetic leg 

Three firefighters and the Augusta Fire Depart­ment's spokeswoman presented a 4-year-old boy with a new prosthesis Friday.
By Lisa Kaylor

Government, institutions face huge stormwater bills

While many homeowners are complaining about the prospect of paying $6.40 a month, many more industries and large institutions are set to pay hefty monthly fees under the new program.
By Susan McCord

Ceremony held for troops joining fight against Islamic State

Final hugs and tears were merely postponed during an early deployment ceremony Friday for Fort Gor­don soldiers who have one last weekend with loved ones before a nine-month stint to aid in the fight against Islamic State militants.
By Meg Mirshak

Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

Editorial: Posthumous justice

They never should've been victimized in death the way they apparently were.
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