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Officials work the scene after John Mark McPherson, 61, was hit and killed by a minivan on Mike Padgett Highway. The coroner said Thursday night that McPherson had been drinking. It was Richmond County's fourth pedestrian fatality since April 10.

Pedestrian killed on Mike Padgett Highway

A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday night on Mike Padgett Highway. The victim is the fifth pedestrian to be hit - and fourth to die - on Richmond County roads since April 10.
By Doug Stutsman

Gloster known for dedication to farming, faith

Farmers are often quiet men who spend their lives working hard outdoors and savoring God’s bounty. That’s how many described James Gloster, 83, who died April 11.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 7-14

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 7-14.

Kirby's Augusta

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Latest crime data map

A total of 156 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.  

Furloughs may be reduced in budget

With a softer blow expected to hit Georgia's education funding next fiscal year, the Richmond County Board of Education is planning to eliminate five furlough days in the 2014-15 budget.
By Tracey McManus

Officials say errors made in meeting

Officials with the Richmond County Health Department acknowledged Thursday that public health employees improperly denied requests for information and attempted to bar photographs during a public meeting.
By Sean Gruber

Senate, mayoral candidates make stop in east Augusta 

Augusta candidates for mayor and state Senate faced a skeptical crowd at a Thursday forum in east Augusta.
By Susan McCord

Sheriff announces downtown policing unit

Business owners are hopeful a plan unveiled Thursday by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree will change the perception of a dangerous downtown.

Soccer should stick in Atlanta

With a glamorous new stadium and a multi-ethnic population base, Arthur Blank, the owner of Atlanta's new MLS team, believes this team will have a chance to stick.

Editorial: Help wanted - desperately

Shouldn't there be a kind of "freedom starter kit" that free nations can provide to new countries such as Ukraine?

Secret Service: It could take years to nab Target hackers

WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal ...

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