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Larry Sides, president of the Exchange Club of South Augusta, aims to equip every patrol car in south Augusta with a stuffed teddy bear. "Our goal is simple: to help comfort kids," he said.

Club donates teddy bears to comfort kids

Stuffed bears will be donated on scene to children involved in car accidents or cases of family abuse. The plan is for every patrol car in the South Augusta Precinct, as well as Hephzibah, to have one by Thanksgiving weekend.
By Doug Stutsman

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Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Gov. Carl Sanders (pictured here.)

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Nov. 17-24

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Nov. 17-24

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Smith case referred to Attorney General's office

A state probe into allegations former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith moonlighted for a hospitality company while drawing his Georgia State Patrol salary will be reviewed by the state attorney general.
By Susan McCord

Augusta VA still has problems a year after deaths

A year after thousands of delayed gastrointestinal procedures at the Charlie Norwoood Veterans Affairs Medical Center led to three cancer-related deaths, the Augusta hospital still lacks permanent leadership.
By Wesley Brown

Man charged with illegal hunting

A Warrenville man is accused of illegal hunting after a game warden said he caught him and three others shooting a hog from the back of a moving truck Friday.

Dillingham leads Paine past USC Aiken

Denzel Dillingham scored a game-high 30 points as the Lions rallied down the stretch to win one of the wildest home openers in school history, a 102-100 victory over USC Aiken at the HEAL Complex.

Editorial: Bringing meaning to pain

Whether through a national commission or through a concerted effort in the media or academia, we need to talk this through.

Google unveils its spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google is throwing its wisdom at the humble spoon. But these spoons are a bit more than your basic utensil: they allow people with tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat ...
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