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Former Mayor Deke Copenhaver (left) said Strength was always "more concerned with the safety of his citizens than getting his name on the side of the building."

Building dedication held for former sheriff

The new sheriff's office administration building, erected during Ronnie Strength's administration, was named in his honor on Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 20-27

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

ACC still fighting for respect

Only eight months removed from one of its most boastful gridiron campaigns and just over a month before the start of a fresh season, the ACC already seems to be in full defensive mode.

Search: Georgia sex offender map

Search the map for sex offenders registered in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren and Washington counties.

Resources, trust key this year

Superintendent Angela Pringle said she is looking to improve on attracting quality employees, increasing engagement with stakeholders and streamlining district services.

Commissioners leaning toward not funding groups

Commissioners have stressed needs over wants in the new package after the first SPLOST 7 referendum failed last year, and despite impassioned presentations Tuesday, leaders did not change their minds.
By Susan McCord

Second reading of stormwater fee passes

The Augusta Commission voted 6-4 to approve the second reading of a revised stormwater ordinance creating the fee Tuesday, with Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith and commissioners Mary Davis, Sean Frantom and Wayne Guilfoyle opposed.
By Susan McCord

Weekly Crime Map

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Shorebirds outlast GreenJackets

Augusta reliever Dusten Knight kept the GreenJackets in the game with 5 2/3 scoreless innings, but the Delmarva Shorebirds did enough damage early to win 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Officials fault company in fatal crash of spacecraft

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility ...
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