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City contract workers stand beside a historic former synagogue targeted for demolition during renovations at the Augusta government complex. To the left is a former court of the ordinary building also slated for demolition. Behind the two structures is the city's new information technology building.

Committee hears plans for tearing down historic buildings

Recommendations the city demolish two historic 19th-century buildings on the municipal government campus go before an Augusta Commission committee Tuesday.
By Susan McCord
Baltimore riots

SLIDESHOW: Baltimore riots

Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers following the funeral of Freddie Gray.

Enter our photo contest

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 20-27

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

Video: Kirby's Augusta



Prom season underway

High school proms are being held across the area. See who you know in our Spotted photo galleries.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Judge Buddy Jolles (pictured here.)

Boxing champ guest hosts Burger Battle

Former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield visited with children and later served as the guest host of the popular Burger Battle.
By Chris Gay

Animal ordinance panel votes to ban tethering

The subcommittee voted to include a ban on outdoor tethering and a ban on dogs riding freely in the beds of pickups on roads with speed limits higher than 35 mph.
By Tracey McManus

Man stabbed at River Glen Apartments

A man was hospitalized Monday evening after being stabbed at River Glen apartments.
By Doug Stutsman

Kelly Johnson's homer helps Braves beat reeling Nationals

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs, Eric Stults pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night to give the Nationals their sixth ...

Editorial: Public panning the pipeline

If the DOT cares about the property rights, it should give Kinder Morgan's eminent domain request a thumbs-down.

ESPN sues Verizon over unbundling sports channel

Verizon is allowing customers to subscribe to a bare-bones package of 35 channels for $55 per month, with the option of adding other two other tiers of programming, such as a sports package that ...
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