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A firefighter helps a mock disaster victim during emergency drills at Augusta Regional Airport on Tuesday morning. The scenario was a bomb being discovered on a private jet during the Masters Tournament and detonating.

Drill tests airport emergency preparedness

It was only a drill but the carnage seemed real Wednesday. To make the drill seem realistic, bodies were splayed across the tarmac with injuries ranging from burns to severed limbs to glass protruding from necks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Enter our photo contest

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 27-May 4

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 27-May 4.

Prom season underway

High school proms are being held across the area. See who you know in our Spotted photo galleries.

Video: Kirby's Augusta




Palmetto Pipeline surveyors charged with trespassing

Three surveyors working on the Palmetto Pipeline project were booked into the Screven County jail on Wednesday on criminal trespass charges.
By Mary Landers

Augusta Recreation survey seeks public input

Residents can chart the course of public recreation in Augusta-Richmond County using two survey methods now available.
By Susan McCord

Editorial: The wrong response to free speech

Any attempt to force sensitivity or any other behavior or belief on someone through violence or intimidation is tyranny.
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