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Dashcam footage shows North Augusta Public Safety officers detaining Matthew Blakely, then an Aiken County jailer, outside of his home after his wife was fatally shot.

Footage offers look after fatal shooting of jailer's wife 

An Aiken County jailer arrested in June in the fatal shooting of his wife told police he pointed his newly-purchased M4 assault rifle away from her and checked to make sure the gun wasn't loaded.
By Travis Highfield

SC Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Senate voted to pull the Con­federate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 29 - July 6

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 29-July 6.

Video: Kirby's Augusta

Young's bid start of political moves

Former mayor Bob Young’s announcement in City Ink that he would run for the Dis­trict 123 Georgia House seat started the ball rolling in Augusta-area political circles.

Area employers voice concern about federal overtime proposal

Many in the local business community fearsa federal proposal extending overtime pay for salaried employees could drive up costs and possibly hurt future growth.
By Jenna Martin and Wesley Brown

Cemetery restoration fuels woman's ancestry research

Anne Sherman, who has been working to restore the cemetery since 2007, said a new cement coffin has replaced one that was destroyed by vandals.
By Lisa Kaylor

Stormwater issue rises again

A divided Augusta Commission will again take up implementing a stormwater utility fee at its Tuesday regular meeting.
By Susan McCord

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County

Editorial: Time for Greece to 'grow up'?

Apparently, Greeks prefer the idea of economic uncertainty to austerity measures.
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