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Susanne Dykes of North Augusta, S.C. looks for deals on Christmas ornaments at the Target on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta, Ga. on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. MIKE ADAMS/SPECIAL.

Shoppers rush to stores day after Christmas 

Whether it be to make returns, use gift cards or take advantage of merchandise mark-dwons, shoppers were expected to be out in full force Friday.
By Jenna Martin

Dining out this weekend?

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

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

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

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harrell Tiller  (pictured here.)
Top Stories of 2014

Ice storm cleanup bill lingers

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind.

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Body of autistic boy, 4, found in SC pond

LITTLE RIVER, S.C.  — The body of an autistic, 4-year-old boy who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in a pond in South Carolina.

Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died.

1991 shooting death of man outside club still unsolved

Standing outside a Sand Bar Ferry Road nightclub, 19-year-old Alvin Howard Jr. was shot twice by unknown assailants in the early hours of Oct. 27, 1991. Twenty-three years later, his death remains ...

Byrd named South Carolina player of the year

North Augusta linebacker Rashad Byrd's quickness and nose for the football turned him into a defensive stalwart this past season, earning him the South Carolina Football Player of the Year award.

Editorial: Better late than never

While news of the potential construction delay is disappointing, we're taking comfort in knowing approval of the water permit means work at the site will not be disrupted.

Business was booming in 2014

The biggest business stories of 2014 went from new life for an old hotel to an outlet mall that never came and new companies that will bring lots of jobs or transform entire shopping centers.
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