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Water worries hit schools, businesses around Augusta

A problem with a portion of Augusta's water supply closed schools Wednesday, restricted businesses and had others scrambling to buy water.

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Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 1-7.

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Boil water advisory prompts school system closure

Due to the boil water advisory issued for the area serviced by the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant, Richmond County schools will be closed Wednesday, according to the system's Web site.

Decision expected on Thursday school closings

Richmond County schools are expected to decide this evening if classes will be closed again Thursday as the city deals with water quality issues.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Damon Cline

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Choose a brighter future

For Black History Month, teacher Lori Myles asked her students a simple question: "If it was up to Martin Luther King Jr., would he want us to say 'Black Lives Matter' or 'All Lives Matter?' " ...
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