Thu., September 20, 2012 3:03pm
The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is set to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding at the end of the month if Congress doesn’t act. Congress created the Augusta Canal area in 1996 but put a time limit on federal funding. The National Park Service has to recommend whether to continue funding, but it has not finished reviews of several other national heritage areas, leaving the canal waiting.
Mon., April 23, 2012 7:06pm
The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is hoping to convince the National Park Service to continue funding the area for four more years.
Mon., July 4, 2011 12:01am
A new smart phone app will give tourists at the Augusta Canal a closer look at a Civil War factory. Visitors can look through their phone’s camera view finder to see buildings that haven’t stood in more than a century.
Sat., July 2, 2011 8:31am
Officials in Augusta are closing the Augusta Canal to vehicle traffic because of concerns about crime, vandalism, drugs and alcohol. They plan to monitor the situation during the next few weeks and determine whether closing the canal to vehicles has taken care of the problems.
Wed., August 4, 2010 5:13pm
A Columbia County teen drowned in the Savannah River on Monday after being pulled under while swimming. Now officials are warning the public about the dangers of river swimming.
Wed., February 17, 2010 4:13pm
The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area could have its budget slashed unde