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Captain LeBaron Bates reads to first graders in teacher Elaine Stockton's class at Glenn Hills Elementary School. The program is used to encourage reading through male role models.

Readers are role models for kids

Glenn Hills Elemtary School's Real Men Read initiative strives to offer students examples of successful men.
By Sean Gruber

Slides: Super Bowl connections

The Augusta area has contributed many players to the Super Bowl over the years. See how many you remember.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

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Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.

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Train wreck leaked acid

MARTIN, S.C. -- Hydrochloric acid leaked from a breached railcar Tuesday in an Allendale County accident, CSX officials said today.

No name in Hephzibah fire fatal

Officials are attempting to identify a person who died in a Hephzibah fire early this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Child molestation trial begins

The trial began for an Augusta man accused of sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl who carried her teddy bear with her when called to testify.

Editorial: Sorry, wrong number

It appears as if the government is attempting to use a new technology to sidestep an old constitutional protection, the Fourth Amendment.
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