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Morris Publishing gets extension

Augusta-based Morris Publishing Group announced today that it has obtained an extension until Aug. 21 to make two semiannual debt interest payments of $9.7 million that were originally due Feb. 1 and Aug. 3. Holders of more than 80 percent of the outstanding amount of the notes have agreed to exten...

08/14/09 - 8:26pm

Firefighters at North Augusta blaze

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta woman was taken to the hospital after she burned a meal she was cooking. The 83-year-old resident at 535 Dove Street was taken to University Hospital for smoke inhalation, but the fire was contained to the pot she was cooking with, said Lt. Verne Sadler of North Aug...

08/14/09 - 4:07pm

State honors ASU's Sandarg

Augusta State University professor Dr. Jana Sandarg was awarded this week the Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education. The award was Thursday bestowed as part of the State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox and the State Board of Education’s bi-monthly recognition ...

01/19/10 - 10:45pm

Coming Sunday: Dream 16 reveals top prep football players

The Augusta Chronicle will unveil its Dream 16 in Sunday's editions. Don't miss this fun and informative look at the top high school football players in our coverage area....

08/14/09 - 4:03pm

Sylvia Cooper's column returns to the Chronicle on Sunday

A gun belonging to the director of the state parole office is now in the hands of a criminal.

08/14/09 - 5:52pm

Columbia County police ask public's help to identify thief

Columbia County authorities are asking for help identifying a man they say used stolen credit cards at two Martinez retail stores. Police say the man spent $833.62 on Aug. 3 at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway and Walgreen’s on Bobby Jones Expressway at Washington Road using credit cards...

08/14/09 - 3:05pm

Rabid fox bites Aiken County woman

An Aiken County woman was bitten by a rabid fox that she thought was dead, according to the the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

08/14/09 - 4:16pm

Driver identified in fatal wreck

Authorities have identified the driver in a Tuesday fatal accident on Richmond Hill Road. Nathaniel Thomas, 26, of the 1700 block of Essie McIntyre Boulevard, was driving the blue Chevrolet Impala when he lost control and hit a tree at about 4 p.m., according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. S...

08/14/09 - 7:28pm

Graniteville fire department to receive grant money

The Graniteville Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $72,373 in federal grant money for operations and safety equipment costs. The award, offered through the 2008 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, was announced today in a release by U.S...

08/14/09 - 12:45pm

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