Jasmin Ward, 18, hugs actor Quinton Aaron as he enters the auditorium at the Academy of Richmond County.

'Blind Side' star brings anti-bullying message

Quinton Aaron is visiting the Augusta area to "eliminate school bullying and help combat childhood obesity."
By Sean Gruber

The Masters on augusta.com

Twice as nice
Bubba Watson didn’t need a miracle shot from the pines in sudden death to win his second Mas­ters Tournament in three years.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 7-14

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 7-14.

Wrong Direction

Maybe it’s time for upright people to tout their values unashamedly again. And perhaps we should refocus on handing them down.

Group's members serve through knitting

Members of Hands of Comfort, an outreach of the Church of the Holy Comforter, get together weekly to knit prayer shawls.

Kirby's Augusta

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Augusta pensioners eye benefit increase

With an eye on the millions remaining in the city's oldest pension funds - its 1945 and 1949 plans - a handful of retired city and county employees are reviving a push to increase their monthly benefit.
By Susan McCord

Regents approve tuition increases

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.
By Kathleen Foody

School board addresses handwriting skills

With concerns about the demise of basic handwriting skills, the Richmond County Board of Education's instruction committee Tuesday directed staff to survey elementary school principals to find out how much time is dedicated to cursive and how it is being taught.
By Tracey McManus

Crime plagues Ga. Habitat effort

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - A Habitat for Humanity official says that gunfire and gang graffiti are hurting the nonprofit's efforts to build homes for people in a central Georgia city.

Editorial: Wage-ing war

The Paycheck Fairness Act is feel-good legislation that would have negligible impact in the workplace, with the exception of employment lawyers who will benefit from frivolous litigation.