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Curtis Baptist quarterback Christian Reid is The Augusta Chronicle's Independent Player of the Year after leading the Crusaders to the SCISA Class A championship game.

Crusaders' Reid is independent player of the year

Curtis Baptist senior quarterback Christian Reid is the Independent Player of the Year.
By Wayne Staats

Notable area deaths of 2014

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

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 15-22.
Top Stories of 2014

Ice storm cleanup bill lingers

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind.

Dining out this weekend?

Check out our latest restaurant reviews and search our database of more than 300 Augusta restaurants.

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Independence Bowl teams trying to avoid losing season

SHREVEPORT. La. - South Carolina and Miami didn't expect to be the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, but now they need a victory to avoid a losing season.
By David Brandt

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Richt: Gurley to enter NFL Draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Georgia coach Mark Richt says junior running back Todd Gurley has informed him that he plans to enter the NFL Draft.
By Steve Reed

Interstate construction nearly complete

After years of navigatng orange traffic cones and lane closures, drivers can cruise the open road again on Bobby Jones Expressway. Crews are completing the punch list for the road widening project.
By Meg Mirshak

1991 shooting death of man outside club still unsolved

Standing outside a Sand Bar Ferry Road nightclub, 19-year-old Alvin Howard Jr. was shot twice by unknown assailants in the early hours of Oct. 27, 1991. Twenty-three years later, his death remains ...

Byrd named South Carolina player of the year

North Augusta linebacker Rashad Byrd's quickness and nose for the football turned him into a defensive stalwart this past season, earning him the South Carolina Football Player of the Year award.

Editorial: Better late than never

While news of the potential construction delay is disappointing, we're taking comfort in knowing approval of the water permit means work at the site will not be disrupted.

Business was booming in 2014

The biggest business stories of 2014 went from new life for an old hotel to an outlet mall that never came and new companies that will bring lots of jobs or transform entire shopping centers.
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