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Commissioner Sean Frantom and Blythe mayor Brent Weir chat during an information session on the new special purpose, local option sales tax proposal at Augusta Mall.

Few residents show up for mall SPLOST session

Turnout was light but enthusiastic for Augusta's first mall information session about the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 20-27

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

Kirby: Postcard comes with lesson

It’s always embarrassing when you realize late in life that you have been mispronouncing a word. That’s me and “Natchitoches"– the town I had always pronounced “NATCH-eye-DOSE-sus.”

CDC says more HPV vaccination needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines against HPV, meningitis and pertussis or whooping cough.
By Tom Corwin

First class of veterans graduates from golf program

Two months ago, veteran Stanley Martin had barely ever held a golf club before. But after an eight-week PGA HOPE course, Martin has established a swing, learned the fundamentals and built lasting friendships.
By Tracey McManus

Weekly Crime Map

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