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Officer Emerald Hambrick, of the Hephzibah Police Department, models her Taser AXON body camera shorty after it was donated by the Deputy J.D. Paugh Memorial Foundation Tuesday.

Hephzibah Police Department receives body cameras

The department has received eight Taser AXON body cameras - valued at $2,619.53 - from the Deputy J.D. Paugh Memorial Foundation.
By Travis Highfield

Here's a quick and easy way for subscribers to bypass the new survey

Many of you have seen the new survey that appears over online stories. Subscribers who are logged into the web site through Press+ shouldn't see it all.
By Sean Moores

Answering readers' questions

One reader of the newspaper asked Bill Kirby the following question: “Can someone not put national news on the front page anymore or what?”

The case for Kingston

Would you want a political veteran like Kingston, or a raw recruit like Perdue? Jack Kingston deserves your vote July 22.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 30- July 7

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 30-July 7.

Updated: Columbia County Sex Offenders

Review the latest list of Columbia County's registered sex offenders. Updated July 11, 2014.

Kirby's Augusta

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Spending reflects a renewed faith in economy

Recent gauges into consumer confidence paint a rosy picture that sees more Americans with optimistic outlooks on the economy.
By Jenna Martin

SC town backs gay police chief

LATTA, S.C. -- The people of Latta turned against the mayor, stripped him of his powers and rehired their gay police chief, saying her dedication to the town mattered more than sexual orientation.
By Jeffrey Collins

SMART making a presence downtown

It's been a successful first month for a highly visible team of officers in downtown Augusta. The new SMART Unit made up of community safety officers and sheriff's deputies officially hit the ...

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