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Sue Parr, president of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, speaks at the rally. If the tax passes, sales taxes in Richmond County would remain at 8 percent.

Civic boosters speak out for seventh sales tax 

A handful of Augusta community boosters showed their support on the courthouse steps Thursday in favor of special purpose local option sales tax 7.
By Susan McCord

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 86 assaults, three of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 14, occurred on Oct. 3. There were also four robberies.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 21-Oct. 5.

Faces of Survival: Terry Jenkins

Terry Jenkins was having dinner with her dad at a local seafood restaurant when she received the call that a routine mammogram detected a lump in her left breast. She needed to return for a biopsy.
By Lisa Kaylor

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Listing of events associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Wildcats star is Player of the Week

After accounting for four touchdowns and intercepting four passes, Laney's Vicen'te Thompkins is the Player of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Five prep football games to watch

This is a matchup of teams headed in different directions. Both squads were 1-1 early, but the Irish have found their offensive stride and are back to state-power status. 

Bill Kirby: Best weather week ahead

I know, it might rain again this weekend, but if we make it to next week, most forecasts show what might be the best week of the year - six days of sunny, dry weather with highs in the low 70s. It ...
By Bill Kirby

Waynesboro Amber Alert cancelled

An Amber Alert was cancelled late Thursday and both a 2-week-old child and 32-year-old woman were found unharmed, according to an official with the Waynesboro Police Department.
By Doug Stutsman

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only dental school.
By Tom Corwin

Richmond County deputy resigns after arrest

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after his arrest in Columbia County that police say involved an altercation with his wife.

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County

Editorial: Driving debate

How about a more adult-like conversation about cost-cutting?

Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation's largest retail ...
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