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Store chain, Roses, returns to Augusta after long hiatus

After nearly a 15-year absence, Roses is back. The discount retailer opens tomorrow in Colony Plaza Shopping Center at 2115 Windsor Springs Road. At one time, there were five Roses stores in the Augusta area. In the early 1990s, Roses stores hit hard times and started to close, said district manag...

10/21/09 - 4:10pm

Stimulus money brings new jobs to SREL

A $2.6 million federal stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will bring new jobs to the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, the University of Georgia research facility located near Aiken, S.C. The grant for seven new and five continuing research projects will create 12 new full-time jobs...

10/21/09 - 3:04pm

Don Snell of MCG Health resigns

Don Snell, president and chief executive officer of MCG Health Inc., announced his resignation today, effective Oct. 31. “I’ve always felt a CEO should only stay six or seven years,” he said during an at-times tearful goodbye to board members. “I’ve been here almost 11, so ...

10/21/09 - 4:55pm

Authorities looking into death of Thomson woman

THOMSON, Ga. - Authorities have identified a woman whose body was found lying off White Oak Road on the outskirts of Thomson this morning.

10/21/09 - 1:09pm

Aiken candidate files finance report

AIKEN – County council candidate Judy Hamilton has filed her campaign finances with the state ethics commission, and has raised more than she originally thought. The District 5 candidate told The Augusta Chronicle Monday that she only raised $163 for her bid to fill the seat vacated by Eddie B...

10/21/09 - 1:23pm

Former astronaut recalls experiences at Fort Discovery

As a boy growing up in Lancaster, S.C., Charlie Duke didn’t dream of walking on the moon. Back then, there was no space program, noted Mr. Duke, an astronaut on NASA’s Apollo 16 mission. A trained fighter pilot, Mr. Duke’s love of airplanes gradually transformed into a transfixion ...

10/21/09 - 5:52pm

Audubon to hold auction fundraiser Nov. 5

Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold its 10th annual Auction for Education from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the North Augusta Community Center. Proceeds benefit environmental programs in local schools. Auction items include golf packages, artwork, canoe trips, home and garden accessories, bird f...

10/21/09 - 11:53am

Early morning fire injures 1

BURNETTOWN – One person is in the hospital after a mobile home fire in Aiken County early this morning. The Bath Fire Department was dispatched to the home in the 500 block of Breezy Hill Road around 3:30 a.m., said firefighter Ryan Grey. Two occupants escaped the fire, but one was transporte...

10/21/09 - 11:51am

Mobile home destroyed; one injured in fire

BURNETTOWN, S.C. – A fire destroyed an Aiken County mobile home and sent one person to the hospital early this morning....

10/21/09 - 11:07am

Georgia's execution procedure appears cold, precise and final

EDITOR'S NOTE: Chronicle reporter Adam Folk was an official witness to Tuesday night's execution of Mark McClain for a 1994 Augusta murder. He describes what it looks like inside the death chamber. JACKSON, Ga. -- A guard to my right breathed a deep yawn as I, along with more than 20 others...

10/21/09 - 3:11pm
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