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Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 1-7.

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Boil water advisory prompts school system closure

Due to the boil water advisory issued for the area serviced by the Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant, Richmond County schools will be closed Wednesday, according to the system's Web site.

Deputy shoots at car during chase; driver escapes

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy fired shots and his stun gun during a police pursuit Monday that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Jurors hear ex-fire marshal's meeting with FBI agent

"Boneheaded" and "stupid" were the words former Au­gusta fire marshal Jason Beard used to describe his conduct when confronted with evidence of payoffs from local nightclubs, according to the audio recording of his first meeting with FBI agents played Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
By Sandy Hodson

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Choose a brighter future

For Black History Month, teacher Lori Myles asked her students a simple question: "If it was up to Martin Luther King Jr., would he want us to say 'Black Lives Matter' or 'All Lives Matter?' " ...
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