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According to a press release from the Department of Transportation, the $35 million road project requires grading on both sides of McCormick Road at the intersection of Old Petersburg Road. The work will begin at 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, through next week, weather permitting, Flaggers will direct traffic as crews work on both sides of the roadway.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

According to a news release from the EPD, the open burning ban has been in place during the summer ozone season since 2005 and prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris through Sept. 30. This restriction is in addition to a ban on the burning of household garbage, which is enforced year-round in Georgia.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

Columbia County property transfers

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

See marriage licenses in Columbia County.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

Registration is now open for the 2016 Evans Pop Warner fall football and cheer season. Participants who register before June 1 will receive a $20 discount. For more information, visit to evanspopwarner.com

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:01am

We really are getting brought up-to-date on the First Amendment. First, Mack Taylor sounded off on the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" a few weeks ago and, this past Sunday, Jean Robbins, an attorney and Senior Fellow with the American Principles Project, had a guest column, which originally appeared in The Center, an Atlanta-based free paper like the Metro Spirit, opposing Governor Nathan Deal's veto of HB 757, the Free Exercise Protection Act.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) so far says he will stay in the race: "This was my first run-in with the law in my life, and it will also be my last." Will it also be his last term in office?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Where I grew up, kittens were cute vermin. Why would you buy one when you could walk out the back door and kick five?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

The 5-foot-9, 168-pound Morningstar played slot receiver and punt returner for Evans. He helped lead the Knights to a pair of 5-5 campaigns his sophomore and junior seasons. Last year, the Knights went 4-6, with closes losses to Jones County and Warner Robins, a pair of playoff teams.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Phelps Hunnicutt wasn't interested at first in Sewanee. The Augusta Prep senior believed his football career was over. But after he took a visit to the Tennessee school, he changed his mind.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Special On April 24, the GASC BULLS U10 Boys were finalists in the 8v8 division of the Coast Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Players (from left to right) are Sebastian Summers, Ethan Cuenca, Cannon Pulliam, Xavier Place, Devon Johnson, Mark Wilson, Carson Whitener, Avery Gill, Cole Whitener, Alan Peric, Braden Bowers, Ethan Kirk, Juntong Dong and NaQuan Buchanan. Coaches are David Bowers, Craig Place and Tommy Kirk.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Plant the things the butterfly needs to lay her eggs on and on which the caterpillars feed. These are called "larval host plants."

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 12:00am

When exchange student Maria Pola came to the Augusta area in 1990, she planned to stay for a year. She ended up staying five, said her host, Nancy Hickson, of North Augusta.

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:05am

Dr. Frank Roberson, former Superintendent of the Richmond County Board of Education, has been hired as executive director at Horse Creek Academy (HCA) in Aiken.

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:04am

Nineteen Aiken County Public Schools are being recognized for excellence with Palmetto Gold and Silver awards; 13 are receiving awards for general performance, and nine for efforts to increase academic gains among minority, lower-income and special needs students, according to a news release from the school district.

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:04am

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