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Amos Lee is one of the headlining acts for this year's Westobou Festival. Tickets are $25 advance or $35 with a $100 VIP ticket option through westoboufestival.com.

Pop Rocks: Westobou offerings appeal nicely to different audiences

Like any event that books multiple acts, the Westobou Festival schedule - mark your calendars for Oct. 1-5 - is coming together with evenings of art and entertainment that will appeal to and engage different audiences.
By Steven Uhles

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 18-25

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 18-25. 

Top 10 UGA running backs?

As college football rankings come out and a new season looms, who are the best running backs in University of Georgia history? Here is our top 10 list.

Solving the schedules

If the 14-team Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences would scrap the two-division system, they could maintain essential rivalries while establishing more frequent competition within the conferences.

Augusta Outdoors

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Kirby's Augusta

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The Way We Were: Columbia Road

Have any memories of living out from Martinez on Columbia Road? Share with an e-mail to bill.kirby@augustachronicle.com.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 196 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the last week, including an Aug. 24 homicide.

Eagles have developed stronger work ethic

After an 0-10 campaign last season, Josey's football team thinks its goal of making the playoffs is attainable.
By Royal Shepherd

Cross Creek can't ease into region play

In a perfect world, teams use the nonregion slate to mature and try to fix mistakes. That's not the case for Cross Creek.
By Wayne Staats

Golden Hawks bring back star Gray, others for title run

Washington County didn't end 2013 No. 1, but it is starting there this season. The trick is to not fall off the perch.
By Wayne Staats

Rebels look to continue 'getting better'

Hephzibah is two years removed from its fifth 0-10 season in school history, but you won't find anyone dwelling on the past.
By Chris Gay

Project hits snag over restroom

The Augusta Regional Collaborative Project hit a roadblock this week when a city inspector declared the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building unfit for occupancy until a first-floor restroom is installed.
By Susan McCord

Changes to Municipal building renovations still not finalized

City officials got closer to finalizing plans to change recently completed renovations at Augusta Municipal Building during a tense Wednesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

1 charter school OK'd, another denied

Two local school choice groups returned from Atlanta on Wednesday with different outcomes for proposed charter schools.
By Steve Crawford and Tracey McManus

Woman arrested for shoplifting perfume

Danniell Lashall Kelly, 26, admitted to stealing two bottles of perfume in an effort to return the stolen items to receive store credit on a gift card. 

Editorial: Life gets more taxing

Avoiding tax increases didn't put city leaders in this situation. It was poor stewardship of the funds with which leaders were entrusted.

US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of ...
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