Augusta playground dedicated in honor of WWII veteran

With the help of an Augusta family whose father sought treatment 60 years ago, the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Fisher House has opened a new play area.
By Wesley Brown

Project Jackson could go to Supreme Court

North Augusta has asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to take up the Project Jackson lawsuit, urging a quick resolution to an appeal the city says could put the development's future in jeopardy.
By Meg Mirshak

Commission delays new animal ordinances

The Augusta Commission voted 9-0 to send the package back to the public safety committee and to form a committee of dog owners to provide feedback and suggestions.  
By Tracey McManus

MOX email exercise cites Ebola

A cyber security training exercise at Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility used a fake scenario of a University Hospital nurse contracting Ebolat.
By Meg Mirshak

Fall fair fun

By Jon-Michael Sullivan

North Augusta city council passes 2015 budget on first reading

North Augusta residents can breath a little easier for now, knowing they might not be paying more in taxes next year.
By Travis Highfield

University of Alabama holds student recruitment dinner

University of Alabama officials held their student-recruitment dinner in Rich­mond County for the third time in five years Monday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

Interim administrator to present balanced budget proposal

A big test of interim City Administrator Tameka Allen's tenure culminates Tuesday in her presentation of a 2015 city budget proposal.
By Susan McCord

New Barney's Pharmacy will take over old KFC building

A building that once served up Kentucky Fried Chicken will become a pharmacy where Goodwill Industries students can intern.
By Tim Rausch

Court probation deal before city panel

Augusta commissioners are to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord

Azziz UNLV president finalist

Ricardo Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position.
By Tom Corwin

Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

Rants & Raves

Has anyone noticed that everything that used to be taboo is now socially acceptable?

Kirby: You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

The World Series begins tonight and baseball fans like myself are hopeful for a drama-filled, seven-game extravaganza of great plays and greater sportsmanship.

Moore: Mudslinging is nothing new in elections

It’s hard to click on the television without finding horrible things one candidate is saying about another. Lavishly decorated commercials make it seem that only the dregs of society run for office.

Gogick: Journalism done well doesn't follow a pattern

Reporter Tracey McManus spent more than four months looking into the case of reported abuse by Smith during his tenure as leader of the Sonic Boom of the South.

Kirby: What are top stories of the past 50 years?

Several weeks ago I asked your thoughts on the top stories for our region over the past 50 years. I got a few nominations, so I'll share what I have and see whether you can add to it.
By Bill Kirby

Where you live

People enter the Goulds Corner: Lamar Home on Milledge Road during the Summerville Neighborhood Association's 37th annual Fall Tour of Homes.
By Chris Thelen

University of Georgia cancels lecture by Liberian journalist

ATLANTA - The University of Georgia canceled the Oct. 23 guest lecture of an award-winning Liberian journalist after concerns were raised that it could expose students and the campus community to the Ebola virus.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Columbia County health director Carole Davis (pictured here.)
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