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Poll Officers Suzanna Alling (from left), Vernice Stokes, and Lois Stellern laughed together as they worked the express voting table at the Bernie Ward Community Center on Tuesday.

Poll workers enjoy friends, socializing during elections

Big elections are busy, but with only two local runoff contests on the ballot, Tuesday’s pace was much slower, leaving plenty of time for poll workers to catch up on one another’s families.
By Lisa Kaylor

Police ready for anything

Security preparations for tonight’s premiere of the James Brown biopic Get On Up began long before the actors and director fly into town.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 14-21

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 14-21.

Way We Were: Allen Park

Many growing up in Augusta in the 1940s and 1950s remember summers at Allen Park, the city’s recreational wonderland of water pools, baseball fields and tennis courts.

Kirby's Augusta

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Augusta Outdoors

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Notable area deaths of 2014

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

Augusta Commission calls off search for administrator

The action, which was opposed by Wayne Guilfoyle, likely puts off the decision until next year, when Mayor-elect Hardie Davis and three new commissioners take office.
By Susan McCord

Coordinator could be hired at animal services

Animal Services Director Sharon Broady is proposing the city hire a full-time animal adoption coordinator who would work to place dogs and cats in homes to drive down the shelter's 70 percent kill rate.
By Tracey McManus

Roundtree, GRU professor to discuss serial killer case on TV

On Thursday, the Reinaldo Rivera case will be the feature of an episode of "Southern Fried Homicide," which runs on Investigation Discovery.

Sand Gnats ride Whalen's return to beat GreenJackets

In his first start with the team since leaving because of injury May 1, Savannah's Robert Whalen threw a solid 5 2/3 innings to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 7-2 on Wednesday night.

Editorial: All eyes on Georgia

Let it be Georgia that helps turn this ship around with a solid Perdue victory in November.

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