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Pam Tucker, Director of Columbia County Emergency and Management Agency, displays some of the emergency supplies that everyone should have on hand.

State, local officials urge disaster preparations

According to an annual survey, 80 percent of Georgians report being at least somewhat prepared for a large-scale disaster or emergency, a 27 percent increase since the Ready Georgia campaign launched in 2008.
By Doug Stutsman

Battle over sales tax plays out online

Augusta has entered the digital age in politics with Secure Au­gusta’s Future, Say No to SPLOST Augusta, One Tax Over the Line and iloveaug.org.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 17-24

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 17-24.

Standing up for life

Be loud. Be proud. Be legal. Be polite. But above all, be courageous and principled, and act on those principles.

We want to hear what Augusta means to you, from A to Z!

We're looking for the 26 things, by letter, people need to know about our amazing city.

Moore: Shows lacked color on our first TV

Television was black and white when I was young, even color movies and shows.
By Glynn Moore

Flooded roads reported after heavy rain

Parts of Columbia County and Richmond County fell victim to flash floods Sunday after heavy rain hit the area.
By Doug Stutsman

Emphasis on traffic enforcement could influence driver behavior

Has Sheriff Richard Roundtree's emphasis on traffic enforcement influenced driver behavior? Some officials say it might have, but it's probably too early to see a lasting impact.

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County


Chubb ready to carry load for Georgia

Georgia coach Mark Richt must pick a new starting quarterback in preseason practice. Even with that big unknown, there is great anticipation that 2015 could be a special season.
Connor Threlkeld

Don't Tow Me, Bro

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