Crowd remembers old Davidson building before demolition

Almost 100 alumni, teachers and students gathered Saturday to offer farewells to John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, a building that many said changed their lives.
By Sean Gruber

Mayor plans Twitter Town Hall

Augusta Mayor Hardie Da­vis will use Twitter to hold a live chat with residents on Cyber Monday.
By Lisa Kaylor

States work on foster care placements

Officials in Georgia and South Carolina say changes are in the works that could reduce the number of children placed in group care facilities.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta Muslim group offers social services outreach

From the outside, the house at Davant Street and Middleton Drive looks just like its neighbors. A sign in the front yard that reads "Muslim Community Ser­vi­ces of Augusta" gives away its higher purpose: a social services outreach to help the needy.
By Lisa Kaylor

6 cars damaged in Augusta subdivision

At least six cars in one Augusta neighborhood were damaged by what deputies believe to be BB guns.
By Travis Highfield

Some drivers will receive reminders, not tag bills

Drivers with December birthdays are getting a reminder letter instead of a paper bill as the state continues to work through issues with vendors responsible for sending the bills.
By Susan McCord and Valerie Rowell

Augusta personnel costs to rise

Augusta personnel costs may increase as much as $7 million next year as the city adds and fills positions, implements raises and shoulders a $3 million hike in healthcare costs.
By Susan McCord

Goodbye set for old Davidson school

More than 100 John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School alumni, teachers and students are expected to gather to say goodbye to the old Davidson building on Telfair Street on Saturday, celebrating the former school's history and its contributions to Augusta's education field.
By Sean Gruber

102nd Blessing of the Hounds held in Aiken

The 102nd Blessing of the Hounds - the formal start of the drag hunt season for the Aiken Hounds - featured about two dozen riders and about 15 hounds as hundreds gathered in Hitchcock Woods on Thanksgiving Day morning.
By John Boyette

Meal provides healing opportunity for homeless

On Thursday, the Augusta Rescue Mission fed more than 500 people who wouldn't otherwise be able to enjoy a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day.
By Travis Highfield
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I'll be honest. It is hilarious when certain people complain about the location of freebies inside the newspaper, such as crosswords, etc. Puzzle books are sold for one dollar or less in discount stores and usually have up to 75 sheets of them. I enjoy many things but if one day I am not able to enjoy one of my hobbies, I will be sure to have another hobby to fall back on. I won't gripe.
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SC patrons will soon pay Amazon sales tax

COLUMBIA - A sales-tax break that the Legislature gave in 2011 expires Jan. 1, which will make South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut deals with the online retail giant.
By Seanna Adcox

Winter forecast? Cold, wet

The Pacific El Niño weather pattern is now officially the strongest on record, boosting meteorologists' expectations that winter in this part of the world is likely to be cold and wet.
By Lee Shearer

SC assistant fire chief faces charges

CHARLESTON, S.C. - An assistant fire chief in Charleston has been arrested and charged with failure to stop for police.

Kirby: The sometimes dark history of Black Friday

"Black Friday" is the name we have given several dark days over the years.
By Bill Kirby
TOPIC: Palmetto Pipeline

Opponents: Spills a warning

Nearly a year after a petroleum spill by a company that wants to build a pipeline through the area, cleanup is far from finished.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Andy Jordan (pictured here.)
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