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Angela Deleon (left) tries on a costume hat for Heidi Newton at Halloween City in Augusta. The Martinez resident set a budget of $40 for her Halloween shopping.

Halloween shoppers hit stores

At Halloween City, Disney Frozen costumes have been the top seller this year and are sold out. Party City General Manager Bill Haley said even Frozen accessories, including the wig and tutu, are quick to sell.
By Jenna Martin

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Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

City Ink: Parking meters are only the start of revenue possibilities

In a surprise move, the Down­town Development Au­thority and Executive Di­rector Margaret Woodard have renewed their push for parking meters on Broad Street. Just kidding about it being a surprise.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 15-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 15-20.

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The Augusta Chronicle's monthlong effort to raise awareness of breast cancer.


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Fort soliders to join Ebola fight

About twenty-five soldiers from Fort Gordon are deploying to West Africa to aid against the spread of the Ebola virus.
By Meg Mirshak

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 15-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 15-20.

Court probation deal before city panel

Augusta commissioners are to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord

Slaying remains mystery

Three weeks have passed since a body was found in a burned vehicle in Elbert County, and it remains unidentified even as the Georgia Crime Lab is using DNA to establish an identity.

Editorial: A penny for better schools

It's time for the county's residents to re-engage in their school system and make an investment in the community's future.
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