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Fourth of July

Georgia Declaration signers honored

About 70 people marked the significance of Augusta and Georgia in the founding of the United States at the fifth annual Fourth of July Signers Monument ceremony.

When and where to celebrate

Looking for fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday weekend? Find out where to see the shows in our complete guide.

Video: Kirby's Augusta

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 22-29

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 22-29.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 244 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Coach Bernard Morgan (pictured here.)

Officials warn of firecrackers' impact on veterans with PTSD

ATLANTA  — Health care professionals are asking Georgians who are using firecrackers to celebrate the Fourth of July to be cautious around veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Kirby: Weather conditions dampen race, not spirit

This year's 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race, otherwise known as the World's Largest Wet T-Shirt Contest, saw rain, drizzle, showers, hard rain and lightning, which actually led to a mid-race delay.
By Bill Kirby

Euthanizing pets in home eases stress, officials say

PORTLAND, Ore. - When Dr. Meg McNabb, a veterinarian, arrived at our front door, I knew where I would find Echo, our dying tabby cat: upstairs in her favorite bedroom, beneath the chaise lounge.

Pet lovers take in animals with hopes for adoption

Ask anyone who fosters dogs and they'll tell you that everyone says it. "I hear it almost every time I adopt out a dog: 'I don't know how you do this, I wouldn't be able to let them go,'" says ...
By Linda Lombardi

Puppy reunions more fun for humans than dogs

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - It wasn't up to Guinness World Record standards, but I was pretty shocked when the rescue dog we were fostering had 13 puppies.

Augusta area animal rescues

Looking for a pet, or interested in helping to save animals that otherwise might be euthanized? Here's a list of animal rescue groups in the Augusta area.

Baby taken to hospital after fall into Martinez pool

An 11-month-old child has been taken to the hospital by emergency medical personnel after falling in a swimming pool on Morehead Drive in Martinez, Columbia County dispatch confirmed.

City Ink: Political seats up for grabs

Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young's announcement in last Sunday's City Ink that he would run for the Dis­trict 123 Georgia House seat held by Rep. Barbara Sims started the ball rolling in Augusta-area political circles.
By Sylvia Cooper

Weekly Crime Map

Richmond County | Columbia County

Braves fend off Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.

Editorial: A pledge to ourselves

As this beloved country turns another year older, may we rededicate ourselves to it, to each other, and to our posterity.
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