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Removal of the truck and debris is expected to keep traffic backed up into the early evening, according to Columbia County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker.

Dump truck overturns, spills load of asphalt

Traffic on Columbia Road slowed to one lane after a dump truck rolled over Wednesday afternoon. Removal of the truck and debris is expected to keep traffic backed up into the early evening.
By Valerie Rowell

Columbia County Crime Map

Beginning Sept. 29, 2014, The Augusta Chronicle will have a weekly crime map for Columbia County. We will try to post new map every Monday, but anticipate delays on occasion. The reports are provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Updated Sept. 29, 2014

Westobou Festival 2014

The five-day festival features 19 events spanning visual art, music, film, dance and literature. This year, the festival added The Color Run, a popular 5k run. 

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Sept. 22-29

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 22-29. 

Kirby's Augusta

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PHOTOS: Ironman 70.3 Augusta

Canadian Brent McMahon won the overall event at the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta on Sunday. Dallas resident Lauren Barnett claimed first in the women's division.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 160 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week, including one homicide.

Students face charges after school brawl

Eight T.W. Josey High School students are facing criminal charges following a fight that broke out in the school's hallways last Thursday.
By Sean Gruber

Man gets maximum for murder

An Augusta man convicted of murder and other charges was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum possible prison term.
By Sandy Hodson

VA whistleblower files retaliation complaint

Laura Frantz says that Daniel Hoffman is the main person behind eight years of "harassment and improper processing of employee compensation and benefits."
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