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Dr. Jessica Schwind, an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Georgia Regents University, had been planning a trip to Nepal to teach a course and do research with colleagues there.

GRU educator's Nepal trip now includes aid mission

Jessica Schwind's mission to teach basic epidemiology in Nepal and help build up public health capacity just got more urgent. after the recent earthquake in that country.
By Tom Corwin

Video: Kirby's Augusta



Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 27-May 4

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 27-May 4.

Enter our photo contest

Prom season underway

High school proms are being held across the area. See who you know in our Spotted photo galleries.

Business owner reports stolen Mack truck

The owner of Precision Site Work told police Monday morning that he arrived at the construction site at CanalSide apartments on 1399 Walton Way, and discovered the truck missing.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Georgia hearing on petroleum pipeline nears

The final public hearing before the Georgia Department of Transportation is expected to make a decision on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity is scheduled in Waynesboro.
By Tracey McManus

Deputy fired after DUI charge

Deputy Christopher Cody Connor, 28, of Martinez, was fired after being charged withDUI, speeding, failure to maintain lane and expired registration. 
By Valerie Rowell

Missing man's body found in lake

Authorities found the body of a South Carolina man who went missing late Saturday from Thurmond Lake.
By Valerie Rowell

Commission OKs restaurant hours change 

When alcohol sales end, Augusta restaurants can remain open under a code amendment approved by the Augusta Commission on Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Editorial: The wrong response to free speech

Any attempt to force sensitivity or any other behavior or belief on someone through violence or intimidation is tyranny.
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