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Augusta mayor candidate Alvin Mason said he is against the special purpose local option sales tax because it goes against what the state law recommends for the package.

Mason says commission experience would be asset 

Two-term Commissioner Alvin Mason touts his experience on the sometimes-fractured Augusta Commission as an asset, not a liability, that he'll bring into the mayor's office if elected May 20.
By Susan McCord

GRU claims national title

NORTH AUGUSTA — It took four years, but Georgia Regents is king of disc golf once again.

Expensive Columbia County homes for sale

Here are homes for sale, gleaned from AugustaRealEstate.com on April 18, that are in Columbia County neighborhoods.

The Ranch Davidians

We don’t know who’s right in the case of the Nevada rancher vs. the government. But we do know that the government is losing the public relations battle.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 7-14

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

Kirby's Augusta

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Latest crime data map

A total of 156 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.  

Unity preached by candidates

Everybody who’s ever run for mayor in Au­gusta has promised to unite the city, and this year’s candidates are no exception.

Homeowner leaves debris on Barrett Lane

According to Barrett Lane residents, a local homeowner left a pile of rubbish on the street after debris pickup had been deemed 100 percent complete.
By Doug Stutsman

Pardon our mess

Help us make our area a better place to live by pointing out the things you see that need to be fixed in Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties. 

Your Money: Don't fall prey to springtime scams

The Better Business Bureau has some steps you need to take before paying someone new to do work on your home.
By Kelvin Collins

Unity preached by candidates

Everybody who’s ever run for mayor in Au­gusta has promised to unite the city, and this year’s candidates are no exception.

Meth use on rise in Richmond County

Production of meth, a highly addictive drug made from household cold medicine, batteries, drain cleaner, brake fluid and other harmful chemicals, increased in recent years when the shake-and-bake or one-pot methods became popular.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Beech Island man arrested in Richmond County

Lawrence Boyd Jr., 25, was charged Friday with possession of a handgun, theft by receiving stolen property, as well as possession and intent to distribute marijuana.

Michaux: Chance to witness history was denied at Masters

Letting go of a lost chance at history takes time. It’s still hard to think about the 2009 British Open when Tom Watson was a par away from winning a sixth claret jug. A week ago, the Masters ...

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