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In case you haven't noticed, we are in the midst of another election. Polls are open.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:16am

Who should be in charge of your child’s education? You? Or a government bureaucrat? We might not be hearing that question being asked enough as Congress considers reauthorizing No Child Left Behind, the largest federal law governing K-12 education policy. But we should be....

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:15am

The answer: not much. Legislators have worked through light calendars so far and have voted on a relatively small number of bills, with most of them being minor measures.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:15am

Wesley United Methodist Church's Cinderalla's Closet program will provide prom dresses for teenage girls on March 14.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:15am

An employee of a Martinez jewelry store called authorities Thursday after discovering he had bought a fake gold bar.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:15am

The son of a Columbia County businesswoman and community leader was killed Sunday in a Habersham County shooting that left two others dead and two sheriff's officers wounded. Steve Singleton, 45, was slain in the Sunday shooting near Clarkesville, Ga.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:14am

Mark Herbert, a builder and businessman known for his years of public service and dedication to the community, was honored with the Columbia Coun­ty Chamber of Commerce's Life­time Achievement Award on Friday.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:14am

Hyatt Place will soon neighbor Gander Mountain and CarMax on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway in West Augusta.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:13am

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Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:13am

Senior Citizens Council is taking orders for strawberries from Plant City, Fla.; $20 per flat (12 pints/6 quarts); order/payment deadline March 20; pick up 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:13am

A statistic in an article published in the News-Times on Sunday and posted online misstated a real-estate statistic.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:13am

Harlem High School baseball will have its Alumni Day on Saturday. The alumni game will be at 10 a.m. The Harlem JV will face Grovetown at 1 p.m. and the varsity will play at 4 p.m. Call Jimmie Lewis at (706) 564-4712 for more information.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:07am

Wednesday, Feb. 25 Greenbrier at Lincoln County, 5:30 p.m. Harlem vs. Thomson, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 Grovetown vs. Westside, 5:30 p.m. Evans vs. Colquitt at Lowndes County, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 Evans vs. Providence (Fla.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:07am

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Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:07am

Originally getting into basketball only to stay in shape for soccer, Augusta Prep's McKenna de Graaf is making her presence felt on the court. The 5-foot-10 junior is averaging 7.8 points per game while pulling down an impressive 11.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:03am

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