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Ronald Campbell, right, helps customers Rich and Patti Crouch pick out fireworks at Campbell's TNT Fireworks tent in the parking lot at the Evans Wal-Mart.

Customers take advantage of firework sales in Augusta

Joy Hall looks forward to no longer driving across the state border into South Carolina for her fireworks purchases.
By Jenna Martin

When and where to celebrate

Looking for fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday weekend? Find out where to see the shows in our complete guide.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 22-29

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 22-29.

Video: Kirby's Augusta

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 244 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Coach Bernard Morgan (pictured here.)

Amid injury scrutiny, hospital protects workers

Nurses and nurses aides are among the most likely to get injured on the job and the federal government will now be getting a lot tougher on health care facilities where those injuries occur. 
By Tom Corwin

Storm causes power outages

High winds and rain stormed across the Augusta area Thursday, and the National Weather Service said more could be on the way this weekend.

Schools' nutrition director retires

After 42 years with the school system, Josephine Mack, who retired Tuesday as the district nutrition director, said she couldn't have envisioned a more rewarding career.
By Tracey McManus

Suspect in April homicide arrested

A person wanted in the April murder of an Augusta man was arrested Thursday, authorities said.
By Travis Highfield

5 charged in credit card scams

Five people from outside the Augusta area have been arrested and more are being sought in a credit card cloning scheme that has been affecting Aiken, Richmond and Columbia County residents since May.

Weekly Crime Map

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