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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

Slides: Super Bowl connections

The Augusta area has contributed many players to the Super Bowl over the years. See how many you remember.

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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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

SRS cleanup pushed to 2065

Clean up of Savannah River Site's Cold War nuclear waste has been pushed back to fiscal year 2065, requiring an addition $25 billion and more than two extra decades of work.
By Meg Mirshak

Child molestation trial begins

The trial began for an Augusta man accused of sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl who carried her teddy bear with her when called to testify.

Editorial: Sorry, wrong number

It appears as if the government is attempting to use a new technology to sidestep an old constitutional protection, the Fourth Amendment.

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in holiday quarter

Apple said it sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts' expectations for Apple's most popular gadget, introduced in September.
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