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Crews sift through debris in the aftermath of the crash of the B-52 bomber, which exploded in midair.

B-52 crash evokes memories 40 years later 

AIKEN — Forty years ago Thursday, Public Safety Chief J. Carroll Busbee was leaving his office on a cloudless day when the sky caught fire. Above him, a B-52 Stratofortress had just exploded en route to a training mission. 
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug.24-31

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 24.-31

Mayor's office helped arrange Kinder Morgan gift

When Augusta Commission members reported being blindsided and subsequently rejected a $25,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, the mayor's office and other city officials had been working to arrange it since July.
By Susan McCord

Columbia County goes for flexibility, mandates in state contract

Columbia County school officials said Wednesday that the district will enter a five-year contract with the Georgia Department of Education that will provide broad flexibility in abiding by state education regulations.
By Steve Crawford

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County

Editorial: When tone gets toxic

If only the media gave unifying, uplifting rhetoric as big a megaphone as they do the hateful kind.

Toy maker Lego sees strong growth, profit in all regions

HELSINKI — Lego says its popular multi-colored toy blocks were in strong demand around the world in the first half of the year, boosting its earnings and the outlook for the full year.
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