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Becky Meister shops for school supplies for her grandchildren at the Staples store in Augusta. Georgia's sales tax holiday on everything from school supplies and clothing to computers and printers kicks off Saturday.

Sales tax holiday begins Saturday

Georgia's annual sales tax holiday is in effect Saturday and Sunday
By Damon Cline
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Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 18-25.

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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Housing Choice program driving discussion about property upkeep

Augusta Housing Authority administers 3,702 Housing Choice units in Augusta-Richmond County, about 10.5 percent of the rental housing stock.
By Susan McCord

Grovetown council meeting gets heated

Tempers flared during a special called meeting of the Grovetown City Council in which longtime councilman and former mayor Dennis Trudeau proposed the council hire an outside attorney to investigate the actions of the mayor's office.
By Abbigail Lennon

Owner of former barbecue building fined, could be jailed

The owner of a building that once housed Edmund's Bar-b-cue restaurant on U.S. Highway 25 in Aiken County near Belvedere has been fined and could spend 30 days in jail if he does not "abate the ...

Harrell, Garcia lead Braves to victory

MINNEAPOLIS - Lucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.

Sports Scores

Stay up-to-date on your favorite teams.

Editorial: Shape our children?

Silly us, we thought the job of the president was to run the government, preside over the military and otherwise protect and defend the Constitution.

Twitter struggles to grow, spurring sale speculation

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its ...
 
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