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.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 79 assaults. The most assaults, 13, occurred on July 18. Other violent crime during the week included seven robberies.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 21-28

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

Kirby's Augusta

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Augusta Outdoors

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Taxpayers duck financial hit

Taxpayers dodged a financial punch when a judge ruled this month Augusta doesn't have to pay attorney fees to the company that successfully sued the city over its bidding process.
By Sandy Hodson

Attacked by 3 men in woods, cyclist says

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.

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.

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