Readers have lifted my spirits

For the past couple of weeks, I have written to encourage others. As it turned out, you have encouraged me instead.

Kirby's Augusta

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Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 21-28

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 21-28.

Path out of poverty

This nation’s leaders have taken $20 trillion from Americans to fund the War on Poverty since 1964. It’s time to change the war strategy.

Augusta Outdoors

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SLIDESHOW: James Brown - The Godfather of Soul

World-renowned music star James Brown called the Augusta-area home his entire life. Born in Augusta and maintaining a home in Beech Island, S.C. until his death on Christmas Day in 2006, Brown maintained a business presence in Augusta while managing a steady international touring schedule.

Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage rate unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
By Susan McCord

Education millage rate decrease proposed

The Richmond County Board of Education passed a tentative millage rate for the 2015 fiscal year Monday, a move that could save Richmond County property owners a few cents but would keep tax rates mostly the same.
By Sean Gruber

Cyclist attacked by 3 men in woods

A South Carolina man told police three men attempted to sexually assault him and then shot at him while he was bicycling in McCormick County late Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fort Gordon hiring 100 for Exchange

The Fort Gordon Post Exchange is hiring more than 100 new associates to support a $22 million expansion at its facility, which includes nearly doubling the retail space and adding three businesses to its food court - Arby's, Starbucks and Subway.
By Wesley Brown

3 suspects arrested in July 24 break-in

Frank Allen Wilkins II, 19, of Evans; Gregory Bernard Washington Jr., 24, of Martinez; and Joshua Alexander Lee, 20, of Augusta, each were charged with burglary, according to a statement from ...

Editorial: Behind closed doors

Consider that possibility: that he's using tax dollars to dilute and, eventually, overwhelm the votes of those who pay those taxes.

Energy secretary talks MOX funding 

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that federal officials need to identify a long-term funding stream for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site if the ...

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