Augusta continues to receive national attention for the government's efforts to bolster the local economy, most recently from the National Association of Counties, although the attention doesn't come for free.
A stream of Forest Hills residents paid their respects Wednesday to an 85-year-old Darlington Oak, after one homeowner’s request for a three-year stay of execution for the city-owned tree failed.
According to 2013 graduation rates released by the state Department of Education, Richmond County graduation rate dropped 1 percent. Columbia County's rate rose by 2 percent.
Once restricted to area flea markets, e-cigs are popping up on tobacco shelves, in smoke shops and at military exchanges, starting a debate over the product's benefits and health risks.
Columbia County has a request for proposals, due Jan. 10, for a "new institutional health services facility to serve as Columbia County's sole community provider." County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said that would be a 100-bed full-service hospital with a trauma unit.
Caroline Olivia Brooks, 34, who teaches art at Lakeside High School, was charged early Saturday with criminal trespass and simple battery.
In this latest issue of Augusta Outdoors, Rob Pavey learns about a strange and very fatal neurological disease which is killing Bald Eagles at Clarks Hill Lake. It is called Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy or AVM for short and results from a seemingly harmless plant called Hydrilla. Coots eat the plant, it affects their nervous system and then the eagles and other predators eat them, spreading the toxic disease up the food chain.From: AugustaChronicleTVViews: 190 ratingsTime: 06:26 More in News & Politics