SLIDESHOW: James Brown - The Godfather of Soul

World-renowned music star James Brown called the Augusta-area home his entire life. Born in Augusta and maintaining a home in Beech Island, S.C. until his death on Christmas Day in 2006, Brown maintained a business presence in Augusta while managing a steady international touring schedule.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 79 assaults. The most assaults, 13, occurred on July 18. Other violent crime during the week included seven robberies.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 21-28

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 21-28.

Kirby's Augusta

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Augusta Outdoors

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First federal storm grant awarded to city

Augusta has received its first distribution of federal reimbursement funding for cleanup from a winter ice storm.
By Meg Mirshak

Theater apologizes for movie scenes

Regal Entertainment Group said Tuesday the company is evaluating complaints its Augusta theater showed scenes from the film "Sex Tape" instead of a children's movie.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Taxpayers dodge financial bullet thanks to judge's ruling

Taxpayers dodged a financial punch when a judge ruled this month Augusta doesn't have to pay attorney fees to the company that successfully sued the city over its bidding process.
By Sandy Hodson

Attacked by 3 men in woods, cyclist says

A South Carolina man told police three men attempted to sexually assault him and then shot at him while he was bicycling in McCormick County late Saturday.

Editorial: Behind closed doors

Consider that possibility: that he's using tax dollars to dilute and, eventually, overwhelm the votes of those who pay those taxes.

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