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Becky Meister shops for school supplies for her grandchildren at the Staples store in Augusta. Georgia's sales tax holiday on everything from school supplies and clothing to computers and printers kicks off Saturday.

Sales tax holiday begins Saturday

Georgia's annual sales tax holiday is in effect Saturday and Sunday
By Damon Cline

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

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

Crime map, database

Browse the weekly map of crimes as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or search the database of all crime reports. You can search by date range, or by entering all or any part of an emergency response area, address or type of crime.

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Housing Choice program driving discussion about property upkeep

Augusta Housing Authority administers 3,702 Housing Choice units in Augusta-Richmond County, about 10.5 percent of the rental housing stock.
By Susan McCord

Grovetown council meeting gets heated

Tempers flared during a special called meeting of the Grovetown City Council in which longtime councilman and former mayor Dennis Trudeau proposed the council hire an outside attorney to investigate the actions of the mayor's office.
By Abbigail Lennon

Man dies in stolen truck crash

A man was pronounced dead Wednesday following a single-vehicle crash in Wagener.
By Doug Stutsman

Sting leads to prostitution arrests

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released little information and denied interviews "due to the sensitivity of the case," but said the emphasis was placed on prostitution at area hotels.

'Beef' relishing newfound popularity

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Andrew Johnston already has had a busy few days in the New York area. You know, pastrami at Katz's Deli, sampling burgers throughout Manhattan, and getting a taste of the fare ...

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