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Gas station attendant Carlos Macar pumps gas in Andover, Mass. Despite their savings at the gas pump, consumers have slowed rather than increased their spending.

Cheap oil not aiding economy

The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and might barely grow for the first half of 2015 - thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. 
By Christopher S. Rugaber

SLIDES: Grovetown Grads

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

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.

Video: Kirby's Augusta



2015 Best & Brightest

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

Grill burns elderly SC man

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Officials say an elderly Eutawville man was airlifted to an Augusta burn hospital after being severely burned while trying to light a grill.

Editorial: Expiration date

It's an opportunity lawmakers from both sides of the aisle should take.

Rentals in pricier cities draw more satisfaction

Apartment dwellers in New York, San Francisco and Washington, say they're more satisfied living in those cities than do renters in far more affordable areas such as Milwaukee, Albuquerque and ...
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