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Historic Augusta honors preservation efforts

Eight recipients received Preservation Awards from Historic Augusta at its annual meeting on Thursday.
Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Veterans History Project comes to a close

Five years of collecting the stories of veterans who survived World War II came to a close this week in the south Augusta home of Bill Evans.
By Kyle Martin | Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Museum evaluates Tuskegee mementos

Mementos of a local woman's grandfather, who taught Tuskegee Airmen to fly, are being considered for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
By LaTina Emerson | Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Cold War relics preserved at SRS

A recently opened SRS facility holds Cold War artifacts from 1950 to 1989 and archaeological artifacts that span 12,000 years..
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Augusta cemetery marks centennial

Westover Memorial Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. More than 20,000 people have been buried on the 83-acre property.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, May 18, 2012

Library hosts Chinese community exhibit

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association will present A Celebration of the Chinese Community on Saturday at the Augusta Public Library.
Friday, May 11, 2012

Program honors Confederate soldiers

Augusta's Confederate dead were remembered Sunday in a special program at West View Cemetery.
By Summer Moore | Sunday, April 29, 2012

Confederate program scheduled

A Confederate Memorial Day program focusing on plans to recover the wreckage of the CSS Georgia from Savannah Harbor will be held at 2 p.m. April 29 at Westview Cemetery.
By Rob Pavey | Thursday, April 19, 2012

Distant cousin keeps Butt memorabilia

Augusta native Archibald Butt, 46, who died aboard the Titanic in 1912, never married and had no direct descendants, but his relatives still claim him with pride.
By Kyle Martin | Saturday, April 14, 2012

Savannah Rapids rich in history

The Savannah River's last remaining stretch of shoals has been a tourist attraction of sorts for more than 4,000 years.
By Rob Pavey | Saturday, April 7, 2012

Volunteers sought for archaeological dig

One of the continent's oldest and most controversial archaeological excavations will be opened to volunteers this spring.
By Rob Pavey | Friday, April 6, 2012

Museum: From golf to Godfather of Soul

Exhibits on display at the Augusta Museum of History highlight local legends such as James Brown, the city's golf tradition and a 75th-anniversary exhibition of local artifacts.
By Rob Pavey | Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Site serves as resting place for thousands

Magnolia Cemetery was inspired by a growing town's simple need: Existing graveyards at local churches were filling rapidly.
By Rob Pavey | Sunday, April 1, 2012

Paugh's bike delivered to museum

The motorcycle of fallen Deputy James D. Paugh was delivered Friday to the Augusta Museum of History, where it will be part of an exhibit on local law enforcement history.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, March 9, 2012

Owners of historic buildings honored

Eight renovated historic buildings and their owners were recognized during Historic Augusta's 2011 Preservation Awards.
By Rob Pavey | Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Local gets highest civilian honor

A North Augusta man is being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, for his duty as part of the Montford Point Marines.
By Summer Moore | Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Riverboat remnants remind of area's past

Today, river commerce on the Savannah is long gone, but the scattered remnants of a once-proud fleet can still be found.
By Rob Pavey | Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Bus tour highlights community's past

On Oct. 29, a bus tour will bring awareness to important historical people and places in three black neighborhoods in Augusta.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

Hilarity in local history

Somewhere between wars and plagues and political scandal, we've had a chuckle or two.
By Bill Kirby | Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

Forgotten cemeteries remain mysteries

Cemeteries often become lost or overtaken by time and neglect, especially in rural areas.
By Rob Pavey | Friday, Oct. 7, 2011