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Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams (left) and Sheriff Richard Roundtree talk during a SPLOST open house at the Municipal Building.

Sheriff, others back SPLOST

Voter approval of a Nov. 3 special purpose, local option sales tax referendum is "crucial" to continuing the mission of law enforcement, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said at a voter open house.
By Susan McCord

#AugFirstDay: Send us your photos

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We're looking for the 26 things, by letter, people need to know about our amazing city.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 27- Aug. 3

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 27-Aug. 3.

Board finds more property to tax

Since implementing in 2011 a new system of assessing property values using aerial images, the Richmond County Board of Assessors reports $2.35 million in discovered property tax and other revenue.
By Susan McCord

Resigned county employee gets severance

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously to approve more than $80,000 in severance pay to former Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith.
By Steve Crawford

Augusta woman charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping

An Augusta woman was arrested Saturday on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and obstruction of law enforcement.
By Doug Stutsman

Inmate claims roommate he killed wanted to die

An inmate who admitted to a prison guard that he had killed his roommate said he did so because the man was in pain and wanted to die.
By Sandy Hodson

Piece of roof removed in burglary attempt

At least one person tried to break into C&M Curb Market, in the 600 block of East Boundary Street, by removing a corner of the building's roof.

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