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Three actively seeking appointment to District 7 commission seat

Competition is fierce but support varies among the three men jockeying to be the appointed replacement for resigned District 7 Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith.

09/21/14 - 4:45pm

41-year-old murder case of 24-year-old Paine College professor still unsolved

Carol Greggs was a 24-year-old Paine College professor who was planning to leave Augusta to return to her hometown in Calhoun County when she was killed in 1973.

09/21/14 - 4:37pm

Pardon Our Mess: Drainage ditch filled with overgrown vegetation

Residents near a drainage ditch along Shallowford Place in Martinez say the ditch was widened by the county to prevent future flooding and has remained unkempt since.

09/21/14 - 4:28pm

128 gas pumps in Augusta area cited for defects in past 5 years

According to state inspection reports, 128 pumps have been cited in area counties from 2010 through 2014 for violations ranging from leaky hoses to faulty dispensers that give out too little fuel - and sometimes, too much.

09/21/14 - 2:04am

Black colleges struggling, but still relevant, say supporters

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.

09/21/14 - 1:32pm

Armed robbery reported on Ellis Street in Augusta

Richmond County sheriff's deputies say an Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint while riding his bicycle on Ellis Street late Friday.

09/20/14 - 7:35pm

Grovetown man dies in head-on collision in Beech Island

Patrick S. Rolland, 44, was traveling east on Williston Road toward New Ellenton, S.C. when his car was struck head-on, according to a statement from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

09/20/14 - 10:31pm

County gets infrastructure funds

Richmond County has received nearly $1.1 million to upgrade its infrastructure.

09/20/14 - 7:33pm

North Augusta romps past Aiken

North Augusta quarterback Trib Reece threw four touchdowns passes as the Yellow Jackets crushed Aiken 49-0 on Friday night.

09/20/14 - 1:51am

Martinez Elementary School pupil evaluated for possible tuberculosis exposure

The Georgia Department of Public Health informed school officials to isolate the fourth-grader and send him home until he could be further evaluated, said Columbia County Superintendent Sandra Carraway.

09/20/14 - 12:54am

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Commission plays 'Let's Make A Deal'

Political rumors are running wild in Augusta just like goats at city detention ponds. For example, here are e-mails that have been making the rounds.
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