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Sgt. Dwayne Davis (left) and his wife, Erica, look over the four awards their 11-year-old son, C.J. (right), received at the fifth-grade awards ceremony at Freedom Park Elementary. Davis is one of about 20 soldiers from Fort Gordon's 35th Signal Brigade being deployed to provide communications support to U.S. troops training Iraqis.

Soldier focuses on family as deployment nears

Sgt. Dwayne Davis' pre-deployment ritual included spending as much quality time as possible with his three sons before leaving for a nine-month tour to Southwest Asia in late May.
By Wesley Brown

SLIDES: Grovetown Grads

Check out a slideshow of photos from Columbia County graduation ceremonies that took place Saturday at the James Brown Arena. 

Video: Kirby's Augusta



Send us your graduation photos

Share your graduation photos and we'll post them online in a slideshow. Upload photos here or use the hashtag #auggrads.

More news outside than inside

The most dramatic commission news last week wasn’t created in the Marble Pa­lace but outside it when May­­or Pro Tem Grady Smith collapsed and was taken to the hospital.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 11-18

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 11-18.

2015 Best & Brightest

The Augusta Chronicle recognizes 20 outstanding members of the Class of 2015: the winners of the 13th annual Best & Brightest awards.

Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

Although no one has promised Jackie Hayter that paying a new stormwater fee will get her Jamaica Drive drainage issues addressed, it’s a chance she is willing to take.
By Susan McCord

FBI still looking at train wreck

An FBI spokesman said Friday an investigation into a train derailment in Allendale County is ongoing nearly four months after the incident.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Second person charged in 2012 slaying of Wackenhut guard

Another man wanted in connection with the 2012 slaying of a Wackenhut guard who worked at Savannah River Site has turned himself in, officials said.

Edwards gets Coke 600 win on gas fumes

CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards proved he still knows how to do his backflip. He also showed his love for race fans has never been better after going into the crowd of Charlotte Motor Speedway with ...

Editorial: A day of honor and happiness

Remember them. Honor them. And don't feel regretful for enjoying the day while you do.
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