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First same-sex couple get marriage license in Columbia County

Jennifer Mendez and Cecilia Perez weren’t planning on making history Friday, but they couldn’t let the historic day go by without trying.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 22-29

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

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Mayors sound off on consolidation

The 20th anniversary of the vote to consolidate governments passed quietly last week. It was the china anniversary. Augusta Com­mis­sion members didn’t meet, so they didn’t get a chance to break any.

No 'criminal intent' seen in Warrenville church fire

The cause of Friday's fire at Glover Grove Baptist Church has been classified as undetermined, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
By Doug Stutsman

One dead in Augusta trailer fire

The Augusta Fire Department responded to a trailer fire where a badly burned body was found in the trailer, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
By Doug Stutsman

Firefighters called frequently to Richmond Summit

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment responded to 158 calls from Richmond Summit Apart­ments in 2014, costing taxpayers $22,456, according to fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin.
By Doug Stutsman

ARC announces Hall of Fame inductees

Ten Academy of Richmond County graduates, including a prolific artist, a newspaper editor and a federal judge, will be inducted into the school's hall of fame this fall.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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