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Boil water advisory prompts school system closure

Due to the boil water advisory issued for the area serviced by the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant, Richmond County schools will be closed Wednesday, according to the system's Web site.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

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

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters in both parties on shaking up American politics.
By Julie Pace and Kathleen Ronayne

Documents claim authorization but lack signature for unexplained raise

Augusta commissioners viewed forms Tuesday submitted by Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson that got Johnson a large pay increase last year without their knowledge.
By Susan McCord

Prosecutors show money exchange in former fire marshal's trial

Jurors for Jason Beard's federal trial listened and watched recordings Tuesday of his exchanges with a nightclub manager on the first Saturday of every month from August 2014 to January 2015.
By Sandy Hodson

Martinez murder suspect accused of punching jail deputy

Daniel Robinson, who’s accused of killing Bill DaVitte in a Martinez church parking lot in Aug. 2014, allegedly spit at and threatened a deputy who was preparing to transport him to a maximum security cell.
By Doug Stutsman

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Choose a brighter future

For Black History Month, teacher Lori Myles asked her students a simple question: "If it was up to Martin Luther King Jr., would he want us to say 'Black Lives Matter' or 'All Lives Matter?' " ...
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