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Shift manager Tony Henry calls out order numbers during an open house at Metro Market. The store offers indoor and outdoor seating, including a second-floor rooftop patio that overlooks the common.

New market opening Friday

A new market opening Friday next to Augusta Common will let downtown shoppers purchase anything from a quick meal and a glass of wine to a tube of toothpaste.
By Jenna Martin

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 102 assaults, four of which was classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 22, occurred on Aug. 17.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 11-18

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 11-18. 

Dream 16 Profiles

The top 16 high school football players in the area are profiled as we unveil the annual Dream 16. 

The Way We Were: Columbia Road

Have any memories of living out from Martinez on Columbia Road? Share with an e-mail to bill.kirby@augustachronicle.com.

Karin: Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers is perfect for busy afterschool days

This week’s recipe for Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers makes a perfect family meal for nights when everyone is going in different directions.

Kirby's Augusta

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Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)

Top 10 UGA running backs?

As college football rankings come out and a new season looms, who are the best running backs in University of Georgia history? Here is our top 10 list.

Cops seek stolen truck suspects

Police said the driver failed to stop for lights and siren and soon after left the road, striking a parked vehicle and then a home in the 5200 block of Silver Fox Way, according to a news release.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sheriff's office investigating 2 burglaries

Authorities are not saying whether the burglaries at First Stop Sunoco, 1901 Gordon Highway, and Fred's at 2416 Windsor Spring Road are related.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Domestic oil production prompts business to expand

A North Augusta area business broke ground Wednesday on its $1 million expansion. Carolina CoverTech, a manufacturer of awnings and medical compression boots, is experiencing sales growth because of the expansion of oil and gas fracking.
By Tim Rausch

Game is family affair for Evans' Marshall 

Players often talk about a coach being a father figure. It's a little more literal for Evans quarterback Matlin Marshall. His father, Marvin, is his position coach.

Editorial: Bottom line

Even amid runaway emotion and chaos, there can be bridge-builders.

Bank of America to pay $17B to settle federal investigation

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis.
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