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After a 20-month investigation into the fiery crash on Feb. 20, 2013, the NTSB released its final report blaming the pilot who flew the Beechcraft 390 Premier 1 from Nashville, Tenn., to Thomson for not knowing how to fully operate the plane and flying while fatigued. The plane struck a 60-foot utility pole and caught fire after aborting a landing. FIve people died in the crash.

Agency blames pilot in Vein Guys plane crash that killed 5

A reported by the NTSB says pilot fatigue and a lack of aircraft knowledge contributed to a fatal 2013 crash in Thomson.
By Jenna Martin

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 Oct. 14, 2014

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 15-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 15-20.

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We think pink

The Augusta Chronicle's monthlong effort to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Way We Were: Downtown Parking

Have any memories of the trials and tribulations of downtown parking in Augusta, particularly when it had parking meters? Share with an e-mail to bill.kirby@augustachronicle.com.

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Missing teen's body found, police say death 'suspicious'

Nicholas Charles Dunn, 18, missing since Friday, was found in the woods behind Cross Creek High School, according to a statement from Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Project Jackson could go to Supreme Court

North Augusta has asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to take up the Project Jackson lawsuit, urging a quick resolution to an appeal the city says could put the development's future in jeopardy.
By Meg Mirshak

Augusta murder conviction affirmed

On Monday the court ruled Michael O. Faulks, 25, was fairly tried and convicted in Richmond County Superior Court for the Jan. 4, 2009, slaying of 22-year-old Jamar Wright.

Editorial: Wired for success

The right ingredients are coming together. The CSRA is poised to become the nation's big brain for cyber security.
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