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This 2000 Jaguar XK8 was reported stolen and subsequently found stripped of its wheels, hood and engine. Cpt. Steve Morris said once a vehicle has been recovered, it is usually towed for safekeeping until the owner can be contacted.

Number of stolen vehicles drops in Richmond County

More than 404 vehicles have been reported stolen so far this year in Richmond County, down from 488 in 2013. The decline in thefts follow a national trend.
By Travis Highfield

Here's a quick and easy way for subscribers to bypass the new survey

Many of you have seen the new survey that appears over online stories. Subscribers who are logged into the web site through Press+ shouldn't see it all.
By Sean Moores

Answering readers' questions

One reader of the newspaper asked Bill Kirby the following question: “Can someone not put national news on the front page anymore or what?”

Dining out this weekend?

Check out our latest restaurant reviews and search our database of more than 300 Augusta restaurants.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 30- July 7

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 30-July 7.

Updated: Columbia County Sex Offenders

Review the latest list of Columbia County's registered sex offenders. Updated July 11, 2014.

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Body found in Clark Hill Lake

About 4 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a white male, around 35-years-old, had been found near the Chamberlain's Ferry Boat landing area, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce Beggs.
By Doug Stutsman

Updated: Columbia County Sex Offenders

Review the latest list of Columbia County's registered sex offenders. Updated July 11, 2014.

LeBron James announces return to Cleveland

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans.

Editorial: Now the real work begins

Because the cats and dogs at Augusta Animal Services can't say it clearly to the city, we will. Thank you.

Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks

RICHMOND, Va. - The makers of Camel and Newport cigarettes said Friday they are in talks to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.

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