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Mary Sturgis (right) and her daughter, Shanta, hold photographs of her twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrooks, who were 15 years old when they disappeared on March 18, 1990. The case was mistakenly closed years before, and the pair helped reopen it in 2013.

Missing persons cases frustrate families, law enforcement

Using data collected from local sheriff's offices and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, The Augusta Chronicle found 46 active cases in the area.
By Travis Highfield

Church celebrates 150th anniversary

The church was founded by freed slaves, who originally shared worship space with their white neighbors at Botsford Baptist Church, about a mile and a half way.

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Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 20-27

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 20-27.

Columbia County Crime Map

The Augusta Chronicle  offers a weekly crime map for Columbia County.  The reports are provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Updated July 30, 2015

Officials continue to remove illegal signs

Five months after the Richmond County Sheriff's Office organized a two-day cleanup, illegal signs are back on street corners, public rights of way and telephone poles.
By Doug Stutsman

Will Morris named Morris CEO

William S. "Will" Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Morris Com­munications Co.

Weather reporting more than just a hobby

Olin Berry and his wife Harriett are one of 23 families in the South Carolina midlands who are "cooperative observers" for the National Weather Service.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Authorities address concerns over domestic violence policy

South Carolina authorities say a sheriff's captain misspoke when he suggested that no arrests would be made in domestic violence cases in which the victim is unwilling to press charges.

Weekly Crime Map

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Editorial:The lion's share of the coverage

This page has called on Congress not only to defund the organization, but to criminally investigate its cash-for-parts arrangements as well.

Marijuana industry's bank bid rejected by regulators

DENVER - A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.
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