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Lt. Neal Brown is retiring after 43 years of service.

Augusta's lead arson investigator to retire April 30

After more than four decades of working for the Augusta Fire Department, Brown is set to retire April 30, ending his 43-year tenure as a firefighter, fire marshal and lead arson investigator.
By Doug Stutsman

Prom season underway

High school proms are being held across the area. See who you know in our Spotted photo galleries.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 13-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 13-20.

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Kirby: Cars can make drivers feel invisible

You could commit all sorts of crimes and not be held responsible if you were invisible, because no one could see you do them. That, in a nutshell, is why I believe people these days drive like ...
By Bill Kirby

City Ink: Familiar characters fill Temple's novel

Merle Temple's second novel, A Rented World, is a tell-all book filled with local and state figures so thinly veiled he might as well have used their real names although he calls it a work of fiction.
By Sylvia Cooper

Axis of hegemony

Americans are understandably world-weary. But maybe we should be a little more world-wary.

Augusta, Aiken boast different benefits for water park

Developer Benjamin Bell could have his choice between more commercial property or fewer government regulations and fees if he decides to build a $20 million water park in Augusta or Aiken County.
By Wesley Brown

Apollo 13 commander, flight director speak at GRU

James Lovell, the mission's commander, and Apollo 13 flight control director Gene Kranz shared their experiences Saturday as part of Georgia Re­gents University's Alumni Weekend.
By Travis Highfield

City Ink: Familiar characters fill Temple's novel

Merle Temple's second novel, A Rented World, is a tell-all book filled with local and state figures so thinly veiled he might as well have used their real names although he calls it a work of fiction.
By Sylvia Cooper

Cops link string of holdups

Three suspects are in custody, while one man remains at large, following multiple armed robberies this week in Richmond County.
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