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Dr. Ronald Bennett examines patient Karen Hampton at his practice Tuesday. That Dr. Bennett is a paraplegic in a wheelchair has nothing to do with his busy practice as a dentist.

Disability law provides 'level playing field'

As groups this week celebrate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, advocates can point to a lot of progress but also still some barriers in Augusta.
By Tom Corwin

Richmond County commencements begin

Seniors from 10 Richmond County high schools will graduate Tuesday and Wednesday, taking the walk to get their diplomas.

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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.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 18-26

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 18-26.

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.

Augusta VA announces 'Summer of Service' to recruit volunteer help

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is launching a "Summer of Service" to address veterans' health care, housing and employment needs by creating and building partnerships with residents in the Augusta area.
By Wesley Brown

Aiken police seek suspects with fake credit card

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is seeking two people who attempted to use a fraudulent credit card at an area Wal-Mart this month.
By Travis Highfield

Man accused of hitting woman with hammer

An Augusta man was arrested Monday and charged with striking a woman in the head with a hammer.
By Doug Stutsman

Running ends with twice the prison term

Russell Benjamin was scheduled to plead guilty to a federal sex charge on Oct. 22, but earlier that morning he cut off his GPS monitoring leg bracelet and bolted
By Sandy Hodson

4 flat-screens stolen from south Augusta home

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a weekend burglary in which a south Augusta home was ransacked and about $3,000 worth of electronics was stolen.

Editorial: Expiration date

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