The president said in an appearance late Tuesday in the White House that the House vote to prevent a mix of tax increases and spending cuts avoids a problem that could have sent the economy back into recession.
The contours of a deal to avert the 'fiscal cliff' are emerging that would raise tax rates on couples making over $450,000 a year, raise the estate tax rate and extend unemployment benefits for one year.
Some parts of Burke County could become a little X-rated if one group gets its way. County leaders say there's a new interest in possibly opening an adult establishment in an unincorporated part of town.
The municipal golf course in Augusta, affectionately called "The Patch," will yet again be under new management. Commissioners were called to a special meeting on Thursday to revote on privatizing the golf course.
The two schools will officially be merged on that Tuesday, and Augusta city leaders want to make sure they aren't left in the dust. The merged university now has a new name, logo, colors and a brand new partnership.
Hundreds of people packed the courthouse steps in Augusta to watch history being made. Sheriff Roundtree is the city's first African-American sheriff, and his oath of office is the first step toward a new era of law enforcement for Augusta.
The City of Augusta is saying goodbye to a program designed to keep downtown clean and safe. Commissioners voted 5 to 4 on Tuesday night, nixing the Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative and the extra tax on downtown businesses.