Carrsville community gets historical marker

NORTH AUGUSTA -- On Sunday, in front of around 100 people, the Carrsville community was honored by the state of South Carolina with an official historical marker - the 56th in Aiken County.
By Doug Stutsman

Columbia County keeps building schools

Construction on Columbia County school campuses is expected to continue for a few years.
By Valerie Rowell

State, local officials urge disaster preparations

According to an annual survey, 80 percent of Georgians report being at least somewhat prepared for a large-scale disaster or emergency, a 27 percent increase since the Ready Georgia campaign launched in 2008.
By Doug Stutsman

Trimming state income tax worries investors

ATLANTA - Republicans' long-held goal of ending or reducing the state income tax could wind up hurting the state's finances by scaring bond investors.
By Walter C. Jones

No arrests made in teen's 2010 shooting death

Investigators still aren't sure who unleashed a barrage of bullets that killed 17-year-old Jasmine Bianca Hollins and wounded three others on 11th Street in what was believed to be a retaliatory shooting.
By Travis Highfield

The Way We Were: Fire Prevention

Augusta has a long history of regularly going to the blazes, and the evidence of fires is everywhere.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon our Mess: Sidewalk hazard

A truncated dome was lifted up from the pavement at 10th and Broad Streets creating a possible trip hazard.
By Bianca Cain-Johnson

You Remembered: Duke Restaurant

The Duke restaurant on Walton Way has been gone for years, but many still fondly recall the experience of eating there.

Emphasis on traffic enforcement could influence driver behavior

Has Sheriff Richard Roundtree's emphasis on traffic enforcement influenced driver behavior? Some officials say it might have, but it's probably too early to see a lasting impact.
By Travis Highfield

GRU monkey death raises questions

Georgia Regents University acknowledged in a statement that it has been placed on probation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

City Ink: Sales tax battle plays out online

Augusta has entered the digital age in politics with Secure Augusta's Future, Say No to SPLOST Augusta, One Tax Over the Line and
By Sylvia Cooper

Rants & Raves

Augusta needs to spend money upgrading and cleaning up Broad Street and helping the homeless but instead they are spending it to improve tribute to James Brown. As usual the Commissioners can't get their priorities straight.

Moore: Shows lacked color on our first TV

Television was black and white when I was young, even color movies and shows.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Dictionaries doomed in high-tech world

There is no need to lift a heavy book and thumb through those flimsy, Bible-like pages to find enlightenment. For this reason, I suspect, good, old-fashioned dictionaries are doomed.
By Bill Kirby

Study targets rising seas' effect on Georgia coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Scientists are fine-tuning what they know about rivers and marshes flushed with saltwater by ocean tides so they can better predict how rising sea levels will reshape the Georgia coast over the next century.
By Russ Bynum

Carter's decision to boycott Olympics remains controversial

ATLANTA — Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter’s boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.
By Paul Newberry

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Percy Griffin Sr. (pictured here.)
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Heavy rain floods roads

Parts of Columbia County and Richmond County fell victim to flash floods Sunday after heavy rain hit the area.
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