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Colby Harris, a 2004 graduate of Butler High School, talks with incoming freshmen during a new orientation program.

New principal wants to change Butler's culture

Three weeks before she began as the principal of Butler High School, Stacey Mabray called all faculty and staff to the school June 10 for a two-day retreat. Mabray, however, insisted on calling the event a "forward."
By Tracey McManus

Readers have lifted my spirits

For the past couple of weeks, I have written to encourage others. As it turned out, you have encouraged me instead.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 14-21

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 14-21.

Path out of poverty

This nation’s leaders have taken $20 trillion from Americans to fund the War on Poverty since 1964. It’s time to change the war strategy.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Louise Shivers (pictured here.)

Kirby's Augusta

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Commission set to approve tax hike

Augusta commissioners are set to give tentative approval to a 2-mill property tax increase at a Monday meeting.
By Susan McCord

School safety chief touts restructure

Last year, Alfonzo Williams announced that he would conduct a massive overhaul of the Richmond County School Safety department to cut down on inefficiencies and increase accountability. 
By Travis Highfield

Grovetown escapees captured

Two inmates who escaped the Grovetown Department of Public Safety Detention Center late Friday are back in police custody, officials said.

Editorial: They go with the territory

Foreign cultures - the language, the foods, the music, the traditions - are worth protecting. Your own is worth protecting too.

Fair Trade is good for business

Demand for Fair Trade products is rising as people become more aware of how their food and other products are made. That makes the Fair Trade market a growing opportunity for small business owners.

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