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Melissa Hauschildt crosses the finish line during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

Bureau: September to generate $9 million in tourism spending

The combination of cyber network discussions, triathletes competing and a downtown international festival will generate $8.97 million in direct visitor spending in September.
By Tim Rausch

Kirby's Augusta

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Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 18-25

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 18-25. 

Increase was a sweet decision

So the motion to raise the tax tied 5-5, and the mayor put the icing on the cake by voting yes. So what do they say to taxpayers? Let them eat cake!

Labor pains

If our culture of industriousness, entrepreneurship and resoluteness skips many more generations, it may be lost forever. We sincerely hope this country’s leaders can right this ship.

New firefighting equipment offers more protection

Augusta firefighters are enjoying a pleasant adjustment to new uniforms and turnout gear, correcting what many felt was a wardrobe malfunction.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

UGA win has media gushing

Two ESPN analysts not only have Georgia in their top four after week one but put them at No. 1.
By Marc Weizser

Meth lab cleanup at Georgia motels lacks firm rules

Cleaning up abandoned meth labs is a common occurrence in Augusta motels, although there is no Georgia law requiring remediation.

Efforts to recruit women to construction grow

NEW YORK - Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom - in safety ...
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