Bobby Timmerman (left), a ranger first class with the Department of Natural Resources, talks to Charles Ross, of Augusta, as Timmerman checks for proper fishing license.A $74 fine for residents is imposed with no license.

Fishing without license costly in Georgia

It costs residents only $9 for a one-year fishing license in Georgia, but local rangers say there are still some who chance getting caught casting without a permit on state waters.
By Wesley Brown

Kirby's Augusta

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Here's a quick and easy way for subscribers to bypass the new survey

Many of you have seen the new survey that appears over online stories. Subscribers who are logged into the web site through Press+ shouldn't see it all.
By Sean Moores

Diagnosis changed my life

He thought it was mono. After sending me back to the lab, though, my doctor quickly amended himself: leukemia.

Gleason was Hustler in Augusta

There was no billiards double in The Hustler. The actor proved it in Augusta in 1975 while visiting to attend the Masters Tournament.

Answering readers' questions

One reader of the newspaper asked Bill Kirby the following question: “Can someone not put national news on the front page anymore or what?”

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 30- July 7

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 30-July 7.

Updated: Columbia County Sex Offenders

Review the latest list of Columbia County's registered sex offenders. Updated July 11, 2014.

Mother arrested with pot in car

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta woman Saturday after she was found with 447 grams of marijuana in her car hidden near her children, a police report states.
By Travis Highfield
City Ink

Administrator hopefuls, meet politics

The three finalists for the Augusta city adminstrator job say they want to stay out of  politics ... good luck with that.

Officer grew up in police family

Mark Warchol is still adjusting to being a part-time law officer after leaving the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for a full-time job at Bridgestone earlier this year.

Germany wins World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

Editorial: More money, more problems

Remember your first summer job? It's too bad fewer young people have the chance to share your experience.