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Holiday happenings

Scheduled events, holiday closings and other festive content for your holidays.

Notable area deaths of 2014

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

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 15-22.
Top Stories of 2014

Smith resigns commission seat

Besides breaking policy by accepting outside Masters Week work without permission, Smith also broke the rules when he accepted a finder’s fee the previous December.

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Christmas Eve rains to dry up

Shoppers might want to hold off getting some last-minute gifts as heavy rainfall continues across the Augusta area.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Empty Stocking Fund raises more than $110,000

This holiday season, The Augusta Chronicle's annual Empty Stocking Fund raised $110,067.39 through Christmas Eve, surging past last year's donations.
By Bill Kirby

Wal-Mart tests gift card exchange

NEW YORK - Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. The cards don't expire and can be used in stores and online.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Man claims roommate stole winning lottery ticket

The man, 44, called police to his Traylor Street home in Hephzibah on Monday after he discovered the ticket he "believes" is a winning ticket was missing.

A miracle of forgiveness

We cannot imagine there is currently any better example on Earth of that divine forgiveness than that shown by Ashley Solesbee and Wesley Spires.
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