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Larry Schrade (left), with Aiken County sheriff's Capt. Eric Abdullah, said the airplane helps officials reach their destination anywhere in the county almost 10 minutes faster.

Plane helps authorities monitor crime from above 

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office got the two-seater Sky Arrow 600 from the Department of Justice in 2006 to share with sheriff offices in Richmond and Columbia counties both those two departments eventually opted out.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

'Chronicle' has Brown covered

The Augusta Chronicle has followed the Godfather of Soul's career, and we have a rich archive of material cataloging the life and times of the “Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.”

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Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 14-21

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 14-21.

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Fire Department raises sought

The Augusta Fire Depart­ment will present a pay raise proposal for firefighters and administrators to the county’s public safety committee Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Grovetown police looking for escaped inmates

The Grovetown Department of Public Safety confirmed late Friday that two inmates escaped from the Grovetown Police Department Detention Center. The suspects are Michael Davis, 24, and Joshua Gray, 21.
By Doug Stutsman

Crime statistics may not tell whole story

You may want to use a little more caution when perusing the latest crime statistics. A university professor said you might not be getting the whole picture.

GreenJackets top Sand Gants

Chase Johnson turned in one of his best outings of the season as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Savannah Sand Gnats on 5-2 Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Editorial: Pulled over by the Thought Police

Georgie Orwell overlooked the horrifying possibility that we could be the thought cops ourselves.

Market extends its correction-free streak

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky. And the U.S. stock market's response? After dipping briefly on ...

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