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Officials break ground on the $16.7 million Berckmans Road widening and realignment project. The Augusta National Golf Club fronted money to the city for the project and the first phase is scheduled to be completed before the 2016 Masters Tournament.

Transportation officials break ground on Berckmans Road project

State and local officials on Wednesday broke ground on the $16.7 million Berckmans Road overhaul that was scheduled for next year but began early to complete the first phase before the 2016 Masters Tournament.
By Meg Mirshak

Enter our photo contest

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 27-May 4

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 27-May 4.

Prom season underway

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

Video: Kirby's Augusta




Palmetto Pipeline surveyors charged with trespassing

Three surveyors working on the Palmetto Pipeline project were booked into the Screven County jail on Wednesday on criminal trespass charges.
By Mary Landers

Tiny 'speed trap' towns not what they seem to be

Stapleton police Chief Robert Hoffman is well aware that his town of 420 people in northwestern Jefferson County, Ga., is considered a speed trap. He denies that's the case. And he is right - legally speaking.
By Wesley Brown

Man arrested in Sunday's fatal shooting

Walter L. Johnson, 60, was booked into the Richmond County jail Tuesday on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Wolfpack make adjustments, sweep Grizzlies

Greenbrier made the necessary adjustments against two heavy curveball throwers to beat Creekview 3-1 and 14-3 on Wednesday, advancing to the third round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

Hidden footage

What good is using video to hold police publicly accountable when the public doesn’t get to see the video?
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