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John Wayne Konczal, 77, of Evans, was pronounced dead at the scene after pulling directly into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer on Hardy McManus Road at Halali Farm Road.

Man killed in wreck with tractor trailer

John Wayne Konczal, 77, of Mitchell Lane, died in the wreck on Hardy McManus Road at Halali Farm Road, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Andy Shedd.
By Valerie Rowell

Commission to address mayor's budget shortfall 

Eight Augusta Commission members have called a special meeting Tuesday to tackle Mayor Hardie Davis' request for $27,000 to fund his office through year's end.
By Susan McCord

Candidates decry efforts of business group to influence runoff

With only a few days left before Columbia County voters decide who will represent them in state and local offices, the four candidates in two runoff elections are busy with last-minute campaigning.
By Steve Crawford

Michaux: Mark Richt says goodbye to Georgia with his head held high

Looking 10 years younger with the weight of Bulldog Nation lifted from his shoulders, Richt owned the Richard B. Taylor Room where he sat comfortably next to the man who fired him and talked about his past, present and future.

Note to readers

Because of problems with the press, the Tuesday edition of The Augusta Chronicle will be in black and white.

1997 death on Laney-Walker roadside remains mystery

No one knows who left Delphine Brown to die on the side of Laney-Walker Boulevard in July 1997. Investigators aren't even sure how she got there.

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Editorial: Another racial flash-point

We are never going back. We are only going forward - in a spirit of unity our 1960s selves would truly marvel at.
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