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While helping a woman and her 4-year-old with a sunken kayak in the Savannah River, Ian Buckley scraped his shin. The wound later became infected with necrotizing fasciitis.

Heroic effort lands man in hospital with flesh-eating bacteria

Ian Buckley went into the Savannah River to help a woman whose kayak had sunk. He never imagined that he'd find himself battling necrotizing fasciitis.
By Lisa Kaylor

SLIDES: Border Bash

Browse a slideshow of all the action from Friday night's Border Bash fun at the Augusta Common. 

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Sept. 1-8

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 1-8. 

State commission in crisis

Most ethics reforms come as a political response to scandal. By that measure, there may have been ample scandal to bring significant reforms.

Kirby's Augusta

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The Way We Were: Hood's Chapel School

Hood's Chapel School has been gone for decades, but it once provided an education for youngsters living in the region of Richmond County that is now part of Fort Gordon.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Sign for June Florida Georgia Line concert

A shuttle pickup sign for the Florida Georgia Line concert - which took place June 13 - remains stapled to a telephone pole near the campus of Georgia Regents University.
By Doug Stutsman

Moore: Who's your favorite concert?

I've seen a lot of good musical concerts over the years, but there are a few I'd still like to see.
By Glynn Moore

2014 Arts Preview

Our 2014 Arts Preview includes everything from dance and music to theater and art.

'Do not swim' order issued for Savannah River

Officials issued a "do not swim" order for the Savannah River after an oily substance was found in its waters Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Getting more goats is the easy part

Augusta needs 15 more goats, one city administrator and one interim District 7 city commissioner, but so far, the only one they can agree on are the goats. 

Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.
By Doug Ferguson

DaVitte slaying suspect still in Florida

A month after the slaying of 55-year-old Bill DaVitte, suspect Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, remains in a Jacksonville, Fla., detention facility.
By Doug Stutsman

Ga. juvenile changes praised

ATLANTA -- Sweeping changes in how misbehaving youths are treated have reduced the number of teens requiring lock-up, saved taxpayers money and show signs of helping produce productive adults, ...

South Carolina upsets Georgia 

COLUMBIA — Fighting for its season, South Carolina rolled up almost 450 yards of offense and made a key defensive stand late to upset No. 6 Georgia, 38-35.

Editorial: Numbers racket

What you are seeing is nothing less than a corrupt and lawless regime attempting to cover its tracks.

Summer home sales reach eight-year high

The number of home sales this summer rebounded to 2,360, just shy of the 2,599 homes that sold in the summer of 2006, according to data from the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors.
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