Cottage Cemetery restoration fuels woman's research

Anne Sherman, who has been working to restore the cemetery since 2007, said a new cement coffin has replaced one that was destroyed by vandals.
By Lisa Kaylor

Noise complaints decrease after fireworks law passed

Complaints of noisy Independence Day celebrations and neighborhood fireworks displays decreased by more than 17 percent in Augusta this year, after Georgia legalized the sale and use of consumer explosives until 2 a.m. on the Fourth of July.
By Wesley Brown

Stormwater issue rises again

A divided Augusta Commission will again take up implementing a stormwater utility fee at its Tuesday regular meeting.
By Susan McCord

Man unearths history of Bath paper, textile mill

A smokestack and rusty water tower rise above piles of rubble where John Jones has spent years using a backhoe to excavate brick tunnels, aqueducts, walls and other remnants of Bath Mill, a paper plant dating to the mid-19th century that was converted into a successful textile plant.
By Meg Mirshak

City wants more goats for detention pond program

Almost four months since dogs massacred eight of Augusta's grass-eating goats, the herd is back up to 10 with plans to expand.
By Susan McCord

Peach Jam leads off busy month at Riverview Park

A jam-packed July sports calendar at the Riverview Park Activities Center gets underway this week with the 20th installment of the Nike Peach Jam Elite Youth Basketball League finals.
By Mike Rosier

The Way We Were: Brooks Keel

We were there in July 1974 when an incoming freshman named Brooks Keel talked to Augusta College admissions officials about beginning classes at our "Harvard on the Hill."
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Damaged road sign

A street sign at the intersection of Wash­ing­ton Road and Alexander Drive was struck by a vehicle, leaving damage to the bottom of the pole and making the sign lean crookedly.
By Doug Stutsman

You Remembered: River fun

Last week we offered a raft photo and asked for your memories of fun on the Savannah River. Here are some examples you shared.

Georgia signers of Declaration honored at ceremony

About 70 people marked the significance of Augusta and Georgia in the founding of the United States at the fifth annual Fourth of July Signers Monument ceremony.
By Susan McCord

Code offers different building standards for senior centers

Advocates for senior care say it might be time to re-evaluate building codes for retirement resorts such as Marshall Square and modify them to mirror those for assisted living centers.
By Wesley Brown

Rants & Raves

Gov. Nikki Haley is doing a disservice to the South Carolina residents by pandering and taking down the Confederate flag.

Where you live

A runner enjoys the comparatively cooler temperatures to run along Augusta's Riverwalk.
By Todd Bennett
Bill Kirby

Travelers send in bookmark postcards

I’m always happy to bring you the latest in postcard innovation, and this summer it is this: Bookmark postcards.

Moore: Flags try to say too much without our help

Our state flags are as offensive as any banner ever made because we can't figure out what they mean.
By Glynn Moore

SC Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, though the proposal still needs approval from the state House and the governor.
By Jeffrey Collins

Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date, court rules

Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.
By Kate Brumback

Kirby: Weather conditions dampen race, not spirit

This year's 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race, otherwise known as the World's Largest Wet T-Shirt Contest, saw rain, drizzle, showers, hard rain and lightning, which actually led to a mid-race delay.
By Bill Kirby

Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

The night after families of the Charleston shooting victims offered forgiveness to the suspect, Gov. Nikki Haley made a decision. "That flag needed to come down," she said in an interview.
By Seanna Adcox
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