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Sheriff Strength stood with officers who worked on Operation Smoke Screen in 2012 as he announced the results of the undercover operation.

Officers shed some light on naming police operations

Mayday. Smoke Screen. Augusta Ink. All are names of law enforcement undercover operations that have been conducted in the Augusta area, but where do they come from?
By Travis Highfield

SLIDES: Grovetown Grads

Check out a slideshow of photos from Columbia County graduation ceremonies that took place Saturday at the James Brown Arena. 

Video: Kirby's Augusta



Send us your graduation photos

Share your graduation photos and we'll post them online in a slideshow. Upload photos here or use the hashtag #auggrads.

More news outside than inside

The most dramatic commission news last week wasn’t created in the Marble Pa­lace but outside it when May­­or Pro Tem Grady Smith collapsed and was taken to the hospital.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 11-18

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 11-18.

2015 Best & Brightest

The Augusta Chronicle recognizes 20 outstanding members of the Class of 2015: the winners of the 13th annual Best & Brightest awards.

1997 death of woman who fought purse thief still unsolved

Lena Arkansas Toole was released from St. Joseph Hospital and told to return in three days for a check-up. Instead, she returned six hours later - in an ambulance.
By Doug Stutsman

In honor of service

Many veterans were on hand Monday as the Augusta community celebrated Memorial Day at different sites.
By Jenna Martin

Documentary on Edgefield slave potter wins acclaim 

The story of a 19th-century Edge­field, S.C., slave potter has reached film audiences coast-to-coast and won numerous awards in the nearly two years since its premiere.
By Meg Mirshak

Second person charged in 2012 slaying of Wackenhut guard

Another man wanted in connection with the 2012 slaying of a Wackenhut guard who worked at Savannah River Site has turned himself in, officials said.

Edwards gets Coke 600 win on gas fumes

CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards proved he still knows how to do his backflip. He also showed his love for race fans has never been better after going into the crowd of Charlotte Motor Speedway with ...

Editorial: Expiration date

It's an opportunity lawmakers from both sides of the aisle should take.
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