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Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams (second from right) speaks to Albany, Ga., officials about their efforts to increase tourism, including this statue of Ray Charles.

City officials amazed by Albany's riverfront efforts

A small Augusta contingent visited downtown Albany, Ga., on Friday to examine the city's effort to capitalize on its most famous native son, but they learned the $2.2 million Ray Charles Plaza was just a piece of the effort to make the Flint River's banks a tourist draw.
By Susan McCord

2015 Best & Brightest

The Augusta Chronicle recognizes 20 outstanding members of the Class of 2015: the winners of the 13th annual Best & Brightest awards.

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.

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Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 11-18

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 11-18.

Harlem High graduates 122

Columbia County's first 2015 high school graduates walked the stage in Harlem on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

In a federal lawsuit filed in Brunswick, Ga., attorney John "Jack" Long seeks class-action status for all those who have paid the private probation company monthly fees and again challenges the constitutionality of the state law governing such services.
By Sandy Hodson

Police kill suspect in deputy's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A man suspected of wounding a South Carolina sheriff's deputy was shot and killed by police when he emerged from an apartment shooting at officers.

Domestic violence charges against Rice dismissed

MAYS LANDING, N.J. - A judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year.

Editorial: A fair advantage

The clinic is giving books to children 6 months up to 5 years each time they come in for well-child appointments, and parents are being encouraged to read to their kids. An advantage? You bet. One ...

Economists: Georgia must stay competitive

Economist Roger Tutterow was joined by Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Executive Director Taifa Smith Butler as guest speakers at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s post-legislative ...
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