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Georgia drivers will pay more beginning today as gasoline sales tax is converted to a per-gallon basis and raised 6 cents per gallon. Also electric car owners will see a $200 yearly fee.

New state laws take effect today

Many new Georgia laws take effect Wednesday, offering the Peach State less zoom and more boom. The zoom might go down as Georgia motorists pay more at the gas pump. The boom might be most evident July Fourth.
By Walter C. Jones

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 22-29

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 22-29.

When and where to celebrate

Looking for fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday weekend? Find out where to see the shows in our complete guide.

Video: Kirby's Augusta

Veggie market helps Harrisburg eat healthy

The G.R.O.W. Harrisburg Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, funded with a $20,000 grant from Wholesome Wave Georgia from June through October, is the first of its kind in Georgia.
By Tracey McManus

Aiken names Dr. Sean Alford as its new superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education selected Dorchester County educator Dr. Sean Alford as the next superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools during a called meeting Tuesday night.
By Mike Rosier

5 charged in credit card scams

Five people from outside the Augusta area have been arrested and more are being sought in a credit card cloning scheme that has been affecting Aiken, Richmond and Columbia County residents since May.

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County


United States tops Germany in semifinals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

Editorial: A question worth asking

If the states had gotten out of the marriage business long ago, the dispute over a legal right to gay marriage might not have arisen.

Georgia top clean energy job creator

Georgia's booming solar industry led to its rank as the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released Tuesday.
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