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Valerie Weaver watches as her son Preston is examined by Dr. Yong Park, his pediatric neurologist, at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. Preston is the first to receive a new marijuana derived drug as part of a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University.

Augusta boy doing well on marijuana drug

Preston Weaver, the first to receive the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex through a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University, is getting bigger.
By Tom Corwin

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

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Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.


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Columbia County approves rezoning plan, grants waivers

Columbia County School Board trustees approved a massive school rezoning plan that could affect up to 200 Greenbrier High School students who will be moved to the Lakeside High School zone.
By Valerie Rowell

SRS cleanup pushed to 2065

Clean up of Savannah River Site's Cold War nuclear waste has been pushed back to fiscal year 2065, requiring an addition $25 billion and more than two extra decades of work.
By Meg Mirshak

Attorney general finds no state law violations by Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith didn't break the law frequenting a Masters hospitality house while drawing his state trooper salary, a assistant state attorney general said.
By Susan McCord

Editorial: Sorry, wrong number

It appears as if the government is attempting to use a new technology to sidestep an old constitutional protection, the Fourth Amendment.

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in holiday quarter

Apple said it sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts' expectations for Apple's most popular gadget, introduced in September.
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