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Dylan Tomkinson (backg­round middle), Savannah Tomkinson (right) and Brian Tomkinson (second right) pay Leroy Bibbs for produce at Augusta State Farmers Market.

Augusta State Farmers Market having good summer

Terry Judge has spent nearly every day during a hot summer patrolling his produce stand at the Augusta State Farmers Market on Fifth Street.
By Doug Stutsman
City Ink

VIPs turn out to honor former sheriff Ronnie Strength

When former Rich­mond County Sher­iff Ronnie Strength arrived for the dedication of the sheriff’s office administration building in his honor he thought there were too many chairs.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 20-27

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 20-27.


Enough to make you sick

Medicaid turned 50 on Thursday, but the anniversary should be considered anything but golden.

Moore: We need a modern-day social contract

In the footsteps of Rousseau, we should draw up a social contract that includes such rules as no perfume at work and no blaming the waitress.
By Glynn Moore

Driver killed after car falls from bridge

A driver was killed early Sunday in Columbia County after his car ran off Keg Creek bridge and plunged into the water.
By Doug Stutsman

Prayer rally held outside Planned Parenthood

With the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote Monday on a bill to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding, more than 100 residents gathered Sunday for a prayer rally in front of the organization's downtown Augusta clinic.
By Doug Stutsman

Burglar steals from apartment while residents asleep

A burglar stole electronics from an Augusta apartment while the residents were sleeping Saturday, though many of the items were later found nearby, a police report says.

Weekly Crime Map

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Phillies rout slumping Braves

PHILADELPHIA - Odubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on ...

Marijuana industry's bank bid rejected by regulators

DENVER - A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.
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