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United States' Carli Lloyd (right) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (from left) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick for the Americans first goal, in the 69th minute, on Tuesday.

United States tops Germany in semifinals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
By Anne M. Peterson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 22-29

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 22-29.

Video: Kirby's Augusta

Mayors sound off on consolidation

The 20th anniversary of the vote to consolidate governments passed quietly last week. It was the china anniversary. Augusta Com­mis­sion members didn’t meet, so they didn’t get a chance to break any.

Michaux: Mickelson's best scrambling skills will be required

Phil Mickelson's best scrambling skills will be required to avoid a tarnished reputation.
By Scott Michaux

Regional July 4th closings

A run-down of closings for public offices, schools and others in the region at the July 4th weekend.

Fourth of July celebrations

Independence Day events include music, festivals, and of course, fireworks

2015 Swim Guide: Here's where to cool off this summer

It's hot and getting hotter! So don't wait until you're dripping with sweat - make a plan to chill out this summer at one of these cool places.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office to get body cameras in July

Body cameras for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office have been delayed past the initial July 1 date, but by only a few weeks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken names Dr. Sean Alford as its new superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education selected Dorchester County educator Dr. Sean Alford as the next superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools during a called meeting Tuesday night.
By Mike Rosier

Suit filed in stun gun death

The family of the man who died in 2013 after being handcuffed and tased by Richmond County Sheriff's deputies filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against Augusta-Richmond County, Sheriff Richard Roundtree and the two officers involved.
By Tracey McManus

Police warn residents of phone scam

The New Ellenton Police Department is warning residents of a scam involving people pretending to be with Aiken Electric Cooperative.

Weekly Crime Map

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Editorial: A question worth asking

If the states had gotten out of the marriage business long ago, the dispute over a legal right to gay marriage might not have arisen.

Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

Newer cars aren't supposed to burn oil, but Consumer Reports magazine found that some engines mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru force their owners to add a quart as often as once a month.
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