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Some lessons in life are very expensive. For any of us, a momentary lapse in judgement can bring down a mountain of pain and suffering on our heads and even on those around us. People do stupid things. If you aren't familiar with that truism, I suggest you read the newspaper a little more often. Still, the stupid acts we commit are our own and belong to no one else. That also is true, though many try to forget that and pass off the blame to a troubled home or other difficult circumstances.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:19am

When the news of the massacre at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo hit the airwaves and internet last week, many were quick to take up the banner of freedom of expression, proclaiming “Je suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie” as a tribute to the slaughtered artists and writers at the infamous sat...

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:19am

Judge Sheryl B. Jolly granted the defense's request to release Wayne Davis from the two-year prison term she imposed in January 2014. Davis pleaded guilty in Columbia County Superior Court to five counts of unlawful surveillance.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:18am

Wal-Mart is poised to open its third new store in the Augusta metro area in less than a year. A Neighborhood Market grocery will open Jan. 28 at 300 S. Belair Road in Mar­ti­nez.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:18am

Army Pvt. Leevoy Francis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Francis is the son of Patricia Francis of Evans and is a 2014 graduate of Greenbrier High School.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:17am

Police Blotter, Jan. 11, 2015

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:17am

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia is expanding to the Grovetown area.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:17am

Columbia County officials said the latest estimate of damages from an incident of vandalism at Blanchard Woods Park over the Christmas holiday has risen to $57,000.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:16am

January is National Radon Awareness month. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, only behind tobacco smoke. It is responsible for a reported 21,000 deaths per year in the United States.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:15am

Every year, during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, dulcimer strummers get together at Mistletoe State Park for a weekend long jam.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:15am

Property Transfers, Jan. 11, 2015

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Marriage Licenses, Jan. 11, 2015

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Divorces, Jan. 11, 2015

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DUIs, Jan. 11, 2015

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:14am

Georgia College's 2014 fall degrees: Charles Cosby of Harlem, Kayla Barksdale of Martinez, William Ticknor of Augusta, Michael Valerio of Martinez.

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:13am

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