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Music will fill the air at upcoming festivals

Spring is a great time for many wonderful music festivals in the Augusta area. Here's a look so you can be sure not to miss them.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/music-will-fill-air-u
Hammond brings own repertoire to Blind Willie festival stage

This year, Grammy-winning blues artist John Paul Hammond knows what to expect when he takes the stage on Saturday, May 9, at the 22nd annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival near Thomson, Ga.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-05-06/hammond-brings-own-re
Proposed townhome development on Skinner Mill Road opposed by neighbors

A former Atlanta developer is seeking to rezone two adjacent parcels at 3217 and 3221 Skinner Mill Road from single-family residential to multi-family residential that would accommodate a 66-unit townhome community.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-05-29/proposed-to
Across the area

A methamphetamine lab was found Thursday afternoon in a room at the Value Place Hotel on River Watch Parkway.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2007-11-30/across-area
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Across the area

A 34-year-old Grovetown man was killed early Saturday in a head-on collision in Orangeburg County, S.C. Arthur Benjamin Sheppard II died at 4:39 a.m., authorities said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/25/met_154084.shtml
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Across the area

Thanksgiving brought much-needed rain to Augusta, but it wasn't enough to get the area out of a monthly deficit, according to the National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/23/met_153787.shtml
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McDuffie County tops in pulling in retail revenue

Area's rural residents head to Augusta, Thomson for most of their shopping, survey says

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/05/bus_281406.shtml
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Blue Dot plans move to McDuffie County

A Columbia County manufacturer is bailing out and moving to McDuffie County after its offer to buy land in Evans was snubbed. Blue Dot -- a subsidiary of U.S. Supply Co. in Raleigh, N.C. -- plans to build a 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in McDuffie County's Mount Pleasant Industrial Park on Mount Pleasant Road in the southwest side of the county.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/06/bus_258322.shtml
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Returning festivities

While 1998 saw the demise of a few Augusta-area festivals, the new year promises a major addition and the return of familiar events. Gone were the Lock 'N Ham Jam at New Savannah Bluff Park and the Christmas in Dixie light display in Taliaferro County. Also missing in action in 1998 was the Blind Willie Blues Festival in McDuffie County, which ran from 1993 to 1997. Organizers say it was just on hiatus because it wasn't breaking even. It will resume this year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/01/ent_248921.shtml
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Across the area

Police arrested two more suspects Friday who were wanted in connection to the Richmond County sheriff's undercover gang operation, according to jail records.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/24/met_153986.shtml
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