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Thomas Bochette, with Richmond County mosquito control, sprays a backyard in west Augusta. Richmond County received more than 2,100 complaints through 311 last year.

Mosquito complaints increased last year

Augusta received nearly 2,100 more mosquito complaints last year than Colum­bia County for what records suggest could be the result of more residential properties and swimming pools being abandoned or neglected in the city.
By Wesley Brown

Dining out this weekend?

Check out our latest restaurant reviews and search our database of more than 300 Augusta restaurants.
National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships

Humboldt State, Nevada players claim titles

In the men’s competition, Nevada’s James Proctor claimed medalist honors with a one-stroke victory over defending champ Bryan Murphy, of Ferris State.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 6-13.

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 6-13.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harry Moore (pictured here.)

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Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion closing

Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion, the second-largest in the Army, is one of 10 military medical units nationwide that will be closed by August 2016, as the number of sick and injured soldiers requiring care continues to decline.
By Wesley Brown

Parole board rescinds plan to free rapist in letter to DA

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with attacks on two women in the city's Hill area.
By Sandy Hodson

Police seek armed robbery suspect

Byron Danta Harris, 22, is facing charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, theft by receiving and hit and run.

Editorial: Fixing misguided compassion

The best anti-poverty program is, and always has been, a job.

Ride-hailing platform Uber uncharted territory for Augusta

Rob Noel likes meeting people. He also likes driving, and he likes making extra money for his vacation fund. So when Uber started signing up drivers in Augusta, the 27-year-old saw himself as ...
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