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Work to restore downtown's Butt Memorial Bridge was supposed to start in January, but only one contractor made a bid initially, and it was $500,000 over budget.

Expanded bridge project list draws no bids

A multimillion-dollar construction project received no offers in its second round of bidding.
By Wesley Brown

Grade your officials

Recent events have called into question the leadership of some of the area’s top officials and governmental bodies. So we want to know what you think of our leaders.

Mayor's car request can't get in gear

The request wasn’t even given lip service before being unanimously rejected at last week’s finance committee meeting, which has probably never happened before.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Ed Skinner (pictured here.)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Soldier invites J.J. Watt to Army Ball

The video has been viewed more than 670,000 times on Facebook. It's been shared 21,054 times. Still, Army Pvt. Camille Coffey has yet to hear back from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
By Doug Stutsman

Emanuel County settles suit over teacher-led prayer

The Freedom From Religion Foun­dation settled a lawsuit Mon­day with the Emanuel County School District after stopping teacher-led prayer, officials say.
By Doug Stutsman

Man's care brings sickly zebras back to health 

Jeb Boggus had considered getting a zebra to add to his collection of animals at his McBean property, but he never imagined he would get two.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta man's murder conviction affirmed

The Georgia Supreme Court issued an opinion Monday affirming the 2012 murder conviction of Ronnie Lee Berrian, 31.
By Sandy Hodson

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County

Editorial: Put a squeeze on 'juicing'

We're confident in the department moving forward. But it wouldn't hurt for the department to add to that confidence.

San Francisco's last gun store to close

SAN FRANCISCO - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal ...
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