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A car drives on Baker Avenue after the ice storm. The city of Augusta filed an appeal this week to get more of its cleanup costs reimbursed by state and federal agencies.

Cleanup bill lingers from ice storm that paralyzed area

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind. Some counties are doing better than others.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 15-22

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 15-22.
Top Stories of 2014

Ice storm cleanup bill lingers

A winter storm in February put Augusta-area activity on ice for weeks, and local counties are still trying to recoup money spent to clear debris it left behind.

Holiday happenings

Scheduled events, holiday closings and other festive content for your holidays.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harrell Tiller  (pictured here.)


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Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer sinkholes.
By Wesley Brown

City's goats chewing through new job

Thirteen goats deployed to eat overgrown grass, weeds and bushes in a subdivision detention pond in August have taken to their job with gusto.
By Sean Gruber

Man accused of being a peeping Tom

An Augusta man was accused of being a peeping Tom by a man and woman who said they saw him looking in the bathroom window of their Joanne Circle residence.

Byrd named South Carolina player of the year

North Augusta linebacker Rashad Byrd's quickness and nose for the football turned him into a defensive stalwart this past season, earning him the South Carolina Football Player of the Year award.

Editorial: Better late than never

While news of the potential construction delay is disappointing, we're taking comfort in knowing approval of the water permit means work at the site will not be disrupted.
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