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Ryan Boggs (left) and Keegan Mason came to Breaking Free as addicts. Today, they are leading other young men out of addiction.

Program offers drug addicts healing through work, Christ

A simple archway welcomes visitors down a dirt driveway to Brea­king Free in Davisboro, Ga. The emblem says it all: Three crosses bursting through heavy-link chain.
By Lisa Kaylor

Dining out this weekend?

Check out our latest restaurant reviews and search our database of more than 300 Augusta restaurants.
National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships

Ferris State wins in sudden death

The Bulldogs, who finished second in 2014, beat Nevada on No. 18, the fourth hole of the sudden-death playoff.

Drawing the line

Eminent domain is an awesome power – one that should be used as infrequently as possible and ideally as a last alternative.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 6-13.

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 6-13.

Notable area deaths of 2015

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

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Con job at law firm to end criminal career

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Tuition increases tough on students

Along with the higher costs of providing services and a push to create new academic programs, higher tuition at Georgia's state colleges and universities is a result of years of the state Legislature cutting funds to the higher education budget.
By Tracey McManus

Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.

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Rob Noel likes meeting people. He also likes driving, and he likes making extra money for his vacation fund. So when Uber started signing up drivers in Augusta, the 27-year-old saw himself as ...
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