Dead child's mom gets lawyer

ATLANTA - The mother of a Cobb toddler who died after spending seven hours trapped in his car seat has retained legal counsel.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 30- July 7

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 30-July 7.

Thanks for air conditioning

Whenever July rolls around, I try to remember to say a silent prayer for Willis Carrier. 

The Way We Were: Julian Smith

We all have memories of special events at Augusta's Julian Smith Casino. What are some of yours? Share with an e-mail to

SLIDESHOW: Top 10 UGA Quarterbacks

Who are the Top 10 University of Georgia quarterbacks of all time?  Well, we have a slideshow that gives you our answer.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 401 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past two weeks.

Vote for your favorites

Voting is now open for the 2014 AMPED Music Contest. Check out the new music and select your favorites.

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URA votes to issue bonds for Municipal Building renovation

Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency agreed Thursday to issue nearly $27 million in revenue bonds to raise up to $28.5 million in cash for ongoing renovations and a new information technology center at the Augusta Municipal Building complex downtown.
By Susan McCord

RCBOE discusses potential term limit for principals

The Richmond County Board of Education discussed giving principals a three-year period to improve their student's academic performance on pain of possible demotion during Thursday's meetings.
By Sean Gruber

Atlanta Braves avoid sweep

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and the Atlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep.

Editorial: Highway robbery

The chronically bankrupt federal government's latest crisis is the Highway Trust Fund, which will run dry this summer.