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Marietta Conner, better known as "Momma Doc," hands out school supplies and lunches to the children at Olmstead Homes in Augusta. Students in Richmond County will return to class on Aug. 2.

Area superintendents preview upcoming school year

With area students only weeks from returning to school, superintendents from Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties detailed their expectations for the coming year.
By Doug Stutsman

Dining out this weekend?

Check out our latest restaurant reviews and search our database of more than 300 Augusta restaurants.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 11-18.

Snapshot of America

Even at our major party conventions, Americans and Americana clash with the mud-covered, bare-knuckled, dispiriting politics we watch every day in our living rooms. 

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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Getzen's Pond was place to swim

A century ago the spring-fed pool of Getzen’s Pond's very cold water was full of people. In fact, generations found it the place to swim and find relief from hot summers.

Quiz yourself on Augusta July history

Here’s an Augusta history quiz for the month of July – a month I like call June’s “hot sister.” It’s not a stellar month, but has had its moments … as we all do.

Paine officials focus on future amid appeal

Paine College President Samuel Sullivan and Michael Thurmond sat down with The Augusta Chronicle to talk about the college’s appeal process, the response from the city and what the future might hold for the college.
By Tom Corwin

Fingers pointed as properties avoid taxation

Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.
By Susan McCord

Quiz yourself on Augusta July history

Here’s an Augusta history quiz for the month of July – a month I like call June’s “hot sister.” It’s not a stellar month, but has had its moments … as we all do.

Aiken officer named in lawsuit resigns

An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer named in a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations during a 2014 traffic stop has resigned, Chief Charles Barranco confirmed.

Falcons looking to rebound in second season under Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are hoping their second season with coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brings more familiarity, confidence - and wins. A few new key ...

Sports Scores

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Empty nesters should take advantage of prime time to save

CHICAGO - Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would have more money to spend, save or invest.
 
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