Soldier focuses on family as deployment nears

Sgt. Dwayne Davis' pre-deployment ritual included spending as much quality time as possible with his three sons before leaving for a nine-month tour to Southwest Asia in late May.
By Wesley Brown

Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

Although no one has promised Jackie Hayter that paying a new stormwater fee will get her Jamaica Drive drainage issues addressed, it’s a chance she is willing to take.
By Susan McCord

FBI still looking at train wreck

An FBI spokesman said Friday an investigation into a train derailment in Allendale County is ongoing nearly four months after the incident.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Richmond County commencements set

Seniors from 10 of Richmond County's high school will be graduating on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking the walk to get their diplomas and starting the journey toward their careers.
By Sean Gruber

They Way We Were: 1970

Most people remember little about 1970. But it was a year that saw Augusta change, and change quickly.
By Bill Kirby

You Remembered: Walton Way/15th Street in 1975

An Augusta intersection as seen in 1975 still exists ... but there have been changes over 40 years.

Pardon Our Mess: Intersection of Belair and Wrightsboro roads

Augusta Engineering Director Abie Ladson said the intersection work is part of the larger $21.6 million widening project being managed by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
By Susan McCord

Columbia County grads step out

Graduates of four of Columbia County's five public high schools received diplomas Saturday.
By Steve Crawford and Travis Highfield

Girl's rare syndrome a challenge for Evans family

Despite all of the life changes she's made up to this point, Rhoda Ross-Williams considers none of them as sacrifices. They have all been strategic steps she has taken to manage her daughter Rachelle's Prader-Willi syndrome.
By Tracey McManus

Waste shipments await environmental document

The import of highly-radioactive nuclear waste from Germany to Savannah River Site has yet to make its next significant step necessary before crossing the Atlantic ocean.
By Meg Mirshak

City Ink: More news outside Municipal Building than inside

May­­or Pro Tem Grady Smith collapsed into the arms of Brad Owens outside the Marble Palace last week and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
By Sylvia Cooper

Rants & Raves

No one is going to come from out of town to visit the median of Broad Street. If tax money is going to be spent on a tourist attraction for James Brown, include a J.B. Museum in the next James Brown Arena.

Memorial Day closings

The following closings have been announced for the Memorial Day holiday:

Memorial Day Events

The following events are scheduled for Memorial Day celebrations

Moore: New driver's license was quick work

I needed a license to help get a Social Security card. But I needed a Social Security card to help get my license.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Time to start sending your vacation postcards

Each year, I ask whether you can send me a postcard from your summer travels as we try to get a card from every state and the District of Columbia. 
By Bill Kirby

Famed Navy dive team helps salvage Confederate warship

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River.

As US oil production soars, so do pipeline accidents

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline last week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.
By Henry C. Jackson and David A. Lieb
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