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Mary Sturgis (right) sits with her daughter, Shanta, while looking over photos of her twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrooks, who were 15 when they vanished in 1990. Their case was reopened in 2013 after being mistakenly closed.

Missing persons cases frustrate families, law enforcement 

Using data from local sheriff's offices and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, The Augusta Chronicle found 46 active cases in the Augusta area.
By Travis Highfield
Opinion

Enough to make you sick

Medicaid turned 50 on Thursday, but the anniversary should be considered anything but golden.
City Ink

VIPs turn out to honor former sheriff Ronnie Strength

When former Rich­mond County Sher­iff Ronnie Strength arrived for the dedication of the sheriff’s office administration building in his honor he thought there were too many chairs.

Church celebrates 150th anniversary

The church was founded by freed slaves, who originally shared worship space with their white neighbors at Botsford Baptist Church, about a mile and a half way.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 20-27

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

Columbia County Crime Map

The Augusta Chronicle  offers a weekly crime map for Columbia County.  The reports are provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Updated July 30, 2015

Officials continue to remove illegal signs

Five months after the Richmond County Sheriff's Office organized a two-day cleanup, illegal signs are back on street corners, public rights of way and telephone poles.
By Doug Stutsman

Weather reporting more than just a hobby

Olin Berry and his wife Harriett are one of 23 families in the South Carolina midlands who are "cooperative observers" for the National Weather Service.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augustans favor trails in recreation survey

In a recent survey of recreation needs for Augusta residents, respondents named the downtown riverwalk, Augusta Common and walking, hiking and biking trails - many of which are not city-run - as facilities most important to them.
By Susan McCord

Authorities address concerns over domestic violence policy

South Carolina authorities say a sheriff's captain misspoke when he suggested that no arrests would be made in domestic violence cases in which the victim is unwilling to press charges.

Weekly Crime Map

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Phillies rout slumping Braves

PHILADELPHIA - Odubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on ...

Marijuana industry's bank bid rejected by regulators

DENVER - A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.
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