New firefighting equipment offers more protection

Augusta firefighters are enjoying a pleasant adjustment to new uniforms and turnout gear, correcting what many felt was a wardrobe malfunction.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Canal trail nearing completion

A nearly-complete foot and bike trail along the Augusta Canal features the city's only suspension bridge opening views of the Savannah River and North Augusta.
By Meg Mirshak

Public safety officials push for new radio system

After a February ice storm left deputies and firefighters without radio communications for extended periods, public safety officials want their own radio system.
By Travis Highfield

Lincolnton 17-year-old drowns in cove

Many in Lincoln County were in mourning after the weekend drowning of a teenager from a well-known family in Lincolnton.
By Tom Corwin

Commissioners seek attorney general's opinion on SPLOST

Two Augusta commissioners are seeking an opinion from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on the city's disbursement of sales tax proceeds to non-profits.
By Susan McCord

Personal care home under scrutiny

A warrant to search a four-bedroom home in Hephzibah suspected of serving as an unlicensed personal care home for 18 people was issued recently.
By Sandy Hodson

Meth lab cleanup at Georgia motels lacks firm rules

Cleaning up abandoned meth labs is a common occurrence in Augusta motels, although there is no Georgia law requiring remediation.
By Wesley Brown

Obstructed views a danger for drivers

Sometimes the biggest threat to a motorist isn't what's on the roadway, but what's off of it. From trees to bushes to signs to fences, it's whatever obstructs the view of oncoming traffic.
By Travis Highfield

Three-plus decades have passed in cold case

Columbia County sheriff’s investigators might never know what happened to Craig Fallaw outside a West Lake security booth Oct. 6, 1978.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

The way we were: Miller Theater

What do you remember about the Miller Theater on Broad Street? It's shows? It's size? It's memories?

Pardon Our Mess: Construction on Old Waynesboro Road

Confusing intersection and pavement markings along the Highway 56 construction zone on Old Waynesboro Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

The ice storm has been over six months. It's time to clean up your yard. I'm tired of looking at a bomb site.

Karin Calloway: Thai-inspired soup packed with good-for-you ingredients

A bowl of homemade soup is a welcome lunch or supper and doesn’t have to take a lot of prep work or long simmering on the stove top.

Kirby: Old Farmer's 2015 Almanac predicting another icy winter for Augusta

If you missed last winter, don’t worry. We’re getting a sequel. Winter 2015 sounds a lot like winter 2014 – colder than normal with the tree-snapping iciness.

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Authorities are investigating how a Marietta man died skydiving in Polk County.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)

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