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Dr. Lee Getter is seen in his hospital room at University Hospital. From January to May this year, nearly 85 percent of the time there was a patient who needed to be admitted waiting in the emergency room.

University Hospital to add monitored beds

University's boards voted to spend nearly $4 million to add capacity, including $2.1 million to replace its core monitoring system.
By Tom Corwin

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 15-22.

Crime map, database

Browse the weekly map of crimes as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or search the database of all crime reports. You can search by date range, or by entering all or any part of an emergency response area, address or type of crime.

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Verdict expected Friday in fatal 2013 hit-and-run

Christopher Provost, 39, is charged with vehicular homicide in the May 15, 2013, death of 42-year-old Dennis Skillman on Mike Padgett Highway.
By Sandy Hodson

Court sees video of confession in 2014 death at church

A pre-trial hearing was held Thursday for a Florida man charged with the shooting death of William "Bill" DaVitte in a Martinez church parking lot in 2014.
By Abbigail Lennon

Solving pool’s green water problem can take time

The recent sight of 1 million gallons of green water in the aquatic center at the Rio Olympics likely caused pool owners everywhere to cringe.

Bears set to make turf debut

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Fresh artificial turf will be under the feet of Burke County's football players Friday night when they play their home opener against rival Statesboro.

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Senator quiet about CEO daughter amid EpiPen outrage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for increasing prices on life-saving allergy injection pens.
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