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South Augusta Rising: Still rural, still developing



In 1975, Anne Mayer recorded an interview she conducted with Carolyn Dunbar Neville for the Augusta Oral History Project. Neville recounted life in Hephzibah during the earlier half of the 20th century.

“The first people that came to Hephzibah were planters—as they called them in those days,” Ne...

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  1. Augusta was a great place to work, live and raise your family..right up until consolidation..then they took our tax dollars and filled up the city’s bankrupt coffers and turned South Augusta into a burgeoning wasteland..it’s come back some but it has a long way to go to Beth to the glory of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s…

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