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Sean Walker spent 21 years in prison for murder, was released last year and has established a successful career as a banquet host for Goodwill. He was mentioned during Gov. Deal's inaugural address as an example of rehabilitation from criminal life.

Former inmate making most of second chance

Convicted of murder in 1993, Sean Walker was recognized earlier this month by Gov. Nathan Deal for his rehabilitation.
By Tracey McManus

Austin Shepard wins Open finals

Summerdale, Ala., cutter Austin Shepard rung up a score of 222 on Paradox Cat to win the Futurity Open finals Saturday night.

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Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

Highway robbery

“Finders keepers” may have been the law of the jungle gym, but for grown-ups in a free country, it’s a complete outrage.

Wings key to Super Bowl

These days, gochujang is on my breakfasts of scrambled eggs and vegetables. But my favorite? These easy baked chicken wings.

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Health care cost worries lock out substitutes

A decision on limiting hours of part-time Richmond County school employees to offset anticipated health care costs has been rescinded, but the mistake caused confusion and cost some substitute teachers money.
By Sean Gruber

Will mayor continue open door policy?

In office for only 16 days, Augusta’s King Hardie Davis I was off on his first junket – I mean business trip.

GBI proposals won't speed local investigations, coroners say

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking the Legislature to raise salaries for medical examiners at its state morgue near Atlanta and to boost the facility's capacity. Augusta-area coroners ...

Braves Country Caravan greets Augusta fans with smiles

The Atlanta Braves Country Caravan stopped at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans on Saturday, featuring Hall of Famer Don Sutton, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer and outfield prospect Mallex Smith.
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