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This 2000 Jaguar XK8 was reported stolen and subsequently found stripped of its wheels, hood and engine. Cpt. Steve Morris said once a vehicle has been recovered, it is usually towed for safekeeping until the owner can be contacted.

Number of stolen vehicles drops in Richmond County

More than 404 vehicles have been reported stolen so far this year in Richmond County, down from 488 in 2013. The decline in thefts follow a national trend.
By Travis Highfield

Here's a quick and easy way for subscribers to bypass the new survey

Many of you have seen the new survey that appears over online stories. Subscribers who are logged into the web site through Press+ shouldn't see it all.
By Sean Moores

Dining out this weekend?

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

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 30- July 7

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 30-July 7.

Kirby's Augusta

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Updated: Columbia County sex offenders

Review the latest list of Columbia County's registered sex offenders. Updated July 11, 2014.

Gogick: Answering readers' questions

"Can someone not put national news on the front page anymore or what?"
By John Gogick

Man gets life for molestation

A Richmond County Superior Court convicted Frank K. Jones, 53, of one count of aggravated child molestation. He was acquitted of a second count.
By Sandy Hodson

23 charged in drug busts

Twenty-three people have been charged in drug investigations involving a Harrisburg heroin operation and a south Richmond County methamphetamine operation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Editorial: Highway robbery

The chronically bankrupt federal government's latest crisis is the Highway Trust Fund, which will run dry this summer.

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