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Alfonzo Williams, the safety chief for Richmond County schools, has a display of memorabilia from his Augusta Police Department tenure.

Officers reflect on beginnings at agency

Richmond County schools' safety chief, Al­fonzo Wil­­liams, got his start at the now-defunct city department. "APD was ahead of its time. It was far ahead of any other law enforcement agency in the area," he said.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

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


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Kirby: Passion isn't what it was in Gable's time

If you grew up when I did, passion was either A: Something linked to expensive perfumes, or B: A way movie stars would express strong romantic interest. Well, our old word "passion" apparently ...
By Bill Kirby

Michaux: Parel's dream takes detour

Playing golf in south Florida with a bunch of old men isn't what Scott Parel had in mind.
By Scott Michaux

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor.

3 GOP hopefuls headed to Aiken forum

The number of Republican presidential candidates has thinned significantly, but at least three will make another pitch to area voters this week before the Feb. 20 South Carolina primary.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta man convicted of child molestation sentenced to life in prison

A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted Travis S. Hill, 35, for aggravated sexual battery and two counts of child molestation at the conclusion of a five-day trial.

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Grovetown girls advance to region championship game

Destiny Marshall scored 19 points as Grovetown rode its full-court press to a 68-38 win over Northside-Warner Robins in the Region 2-AAAAA semifinals.

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Worries cloud growth streak for eurozone

LONDON - The eurozone is in its longest stretch of economic expansion since the global financial crisis, but growth remains paltry despite a series of tail winds and is susceptible to a reverse if ...
 
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