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LPN Velma Harvey (right) works on the computer as Elizabeth Hattaway gives blood at the Shepeard Community Blood Center on Wrightsboro Road. The shortage is attributed to a need increase and donors losing track of time.

Shepeard Center low on O-negative blood

The Sheapard Community Blood Center said it's down to a three-day supply of O-negative, the second major shortage this year.
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Snow across America

Check out these images from a photo slideshow as deep snows cover much of America.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 23 to March 2

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 23 to March 2.

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, including one homicide, the March 1 killing of 75-year-old Bobby Mitchell Shue.

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Georgia Death Row Inmates

Find out who is on Georgia's death row and what crimes they received the death sentence for.


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Planning board delays water park vote

An Augusta developer has one month to produce missing state and federal permits before the Co­lum­bia County Planning Com­mis­sion will approve a $20 million water park he's proposed off Interstate 20 in Grovetown.
By Wesley Brown

Columbia County officials pursue unpaid stormwater fees

Columbia County officials are going after property owners responsible for more than $130,000 in unpaid Stormwater Utility fees.
By Steve Crawford

Harlem High drama coach resigns over texts to student

Harlem High School's drama teacher resigned Thursday morning amid allegations of "inappropriate texts" with an 18-year-old female student, authorities said. Columbia County sheriff's Capt.

Musketeers blank Cavaliers

Wren Fisher notched the game's first goal and added a late assist to lift Richmond Academy to a 3-0 victory over Augusta Prep in the Regions Border Classic Soccer Invitational.

Editorial: Unfit to be tied

For now, the only thing citizens are going to get out of the commission's jet-setting junkets is the bill.
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