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Ben Harbin has served in the state Legislature for 20 years.

Harbin to quit Legislature, become lobbyist

Ben Harbin, who has represented Co­lum­bia County in the Georgia Legislature for 20 years, said Monday he would resign next month to take a position with Southern Strategy Group, a Columbia-based lobbying group.
By Steve Crawford

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 22-29

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

Video: Kirby's Augusta

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.

Storm watch for several counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for several area counties.

Keel lone finalist to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks Keel, an Augusta native, is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin

Do you want the best seats in town for the City of Augusta Fireworks show?

We're giving away a family pack of four passes to the VIP viewing area located at the Boathouse overlooking the Savannah River.

Police warn residents of phone scam

The New Ellenton Police Department is warning residents of a scam involving people pretending to be with Aiken Electric Cooperative.

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County


Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

Newer cars aren't supposed to burn oil, but Consumer Reports magazine found that some engines mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru force their owners to add a quart as often as once a month.
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