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Workers remove railroad track as they prepare to install new track on Mike Padgett Highway near the Lumpkin Road intersection. Norfolk Southern is replacing wood timbers with rubber on tracks on several major roads.

Railroad crossings updated

Crews with Norfolk Southern already completed upgrades to a track on Peach Orchard Road, and are continuing on Mike Padgett Highway near Lumpkin Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

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Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.

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Augusta boy doing well on marijuana drug

Preston Weaver, the first to receive the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex through a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University, is getting bigger.
By Tom Corwin

Columbia County approves rezoning plan, grants waivers

Columbia County School Board trustees approved a massive school rezoning plan that could affect up to 200 Greenbrier High School students who will be moved to the Lakeside High School zone.
By Valerie Rowell

Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. - A CSX train derailed in rural Allendale County early Tuesday, leaking chemicals, sending two rail employees to an Augusta hospital and evacuating a nearby industry.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Sheriff's office earns state certification

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office became accredited by the Georgia State Law Enforcement Cer­ti­fication and Accreditation Program.

Editorial: Legal protection

Law-abiding citizens absolutely have the God-given right to defend themselves.
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