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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks to children at the East Aiken School of the Arts during a tour of the school in Aiken.

Haley praises East Aiken School of the Arts during visit 

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley visited the East Aiken School of the Arts where she said "the students are having fun all day and learning in the process."
By Sean Gruber

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Columbia County Crime Map

The Augusta Chronicle now offers a weekly crime map for Columbia County. We hope to update the map each week,  but anticipate delays on occasion. The reports are provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Updated March 30, 2015

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings March 16-23

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center March 16-23.

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Augusta EEO coordinator fired; HR director quits

The Augusta Commission voted Monday to fire Equal Employment Oppor­tu­nity Coordinator Jacqueline Humphrey and accept the resignation of Human Resources Director Tanika Bryant, adding to the turnover in city government.
By Susan McCord

Plea deal frees molestation case suspect

A man accused of trying to sodomize a 9-year-old girl in 2010 was allowed to make a plea deal that freed him on time served.
By Sandy Hodson

Fort hospital elevators pass inspection

News of a flawless inspection comes three weeks after The Chronicle found elevators inside Doctors, Trinity and University hospitals, and on the Georgia Regents Health System campus, had at least one violation last year.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Wave-like clouds draw plenty of attention 

A unusual wave-like cloud pattern got the attention of Augustans early Monday when it rolled through town.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rain deters investigation of fatal shooting 15 years ago

Clifford "Wayne" Williams, 48, had been drinking at the Highlander Pub on Georgia Avenue on Sept. 18, 2000, when he was shot in the chest by another patron.

Editorial: America's bad deal

When the Obama administration says "trust us" on Iran, it's easy to see why so many Americans and Israelis do the opposite.
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