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Bob Hockman, owner of Bob's Tropical Fish, is not concerned about having to change his address from Old Petersburg Road to River Watch Parkway after the road widening project is complete. Since River Watch Parkway is a more familiar name to most people he thinks it might help his business.

Parkway's extension to bring address changes

About 100 homes, 65 apartments, 25 businesses and six churches along Old Petersburg and Old Evans roads could be forced to take new addresses when the Georgia Department of Transportation completes a three-mile extension of River Watch Parkway.
By Wesley Brown

What $500,000 will buy you in Columbia County

Here are homes for sale, gleaned from AugustaRealEstate.com on Feb. 25, that are around $500,000 located in Columbia County.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 16-23

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 16-23.

Georgia Death Row Inmates

Find out who is on Georgia's death row and what crimes they received the death sentence for.

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Warning issued for phone scam

Two Richmond County residents were victims of a phone scam this week that defrauds people by tricking them into paying money to avoid arrest for false claims that they missed jury duty.
By Meg Mirshak

Exchange club names award recipients

Representatives of area non-profits and supporters gathered at First Baptist Church Thursday to congratulate recipients of the Augusta Exchange Club's two largest fundraisers last year: the Augusta Exchange Club Fair and the Augusta Charity Classic Golf Tournament.
By Lisa Kaylor

Prison nurse guilty of giving inmate tobacco

Tara D. Belangia, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two reduced counts of giving prohibited items to an inmate without the warden's permission.

Paine routs Morehouse to send message

After dropping out of this week's region rankings despite riding a winning streak, Paine again did all it could to prove its worth by routing Morehouse 89-71 on Thursday night.

Editorial: Signs of pollution

What makes people think they can clog up public roadways and intersections with their yard-sign ads and utility pole solicitations? Answer: they can't. It's flat illegal. But the prohibition has ...
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