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An East Augusta drainage project is one of many funded by a prior special purpose local option sales tax. SPLOST 7 is going before voters for the second time Nov. 3.

Augusta Commission readies SPLOST 7 push

Battle lines are being drawn as Augusta Commission members start a last push to garner public input and support for the sales tax package going before voters Nov. 3.
By Susan McCord

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 27- Aug. 3

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 27-Aug. 3.

Supplies, haircuts given at event

Back 2 School Jamz Cutz, sponsored by Perry Broadcasting, provided free school supplies, haircuts and manicures to more than 2,000 children heading back to school.
By Lisa Kaylor

Cops talk to churchgoers about surviving active shooter

For the second time in as many weeks, local church officials were briefed by law enforcement on how to survive active shooter situations until help arrives.
By Travis Highfield

VA addresses wait times

Administrators at Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said a steady increase in patient enrollment and a loss of physicians to retirement and relocation is to blame.
By Wesley Brown

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County


Homer in 12th caps comeback by Braves

ATLANTA - Adonis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning off Ryan Vogelsong and the Atlanta Braves completed their final comeback of the game, beating the San Francisco Giants 9-8 Monday night.

Editorial: Too little transparency

How can anyone expect her to follow the rules in the White House?
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