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Virginia Tech project honors slain Martinez band member

The Marching Virginians never forgot former Martinez resident and Virginia Tech shooting victim Ryan Clark. And now, the Virginia Tech band plans to further celebrate the memory of their former member, building a home in his honor for a family in need in Blacksburg, Va. “It’s the right t...

05/01/09 - 6:28pm

Life sentence for Thomson man

THOMSON – A Thomson man was convicted today of murder in McDuffie County Superior Court. Dennis Clemons, who formerly lived on First Street in Thomson, was found guilty following a bench trial before Toombs Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Roger W. Dunaway Jr. The 64-year-old Mr. C...

05/01/09 - 6:26pm

Sens. Chambliss, Isakson share insights during Chronicle visit

Georgia's two U.S. senators give their insight on national issues in a visit to The Augusta Chronicle.

05/01/09 - 9:01pm

No new Georgia flu cases

Nearly all of the samples tested at the Georgia Division of Public Health are not suspected of being the novel influenza H1N1 virus, formerly called swine flu, said Acting Director Sandra Elizabeth Ford. Of the 70 samples sent to the state lab so far, 50 are not suspicious of being the new virus an...

01/08/10 - 2:24pm

Heart attack causes Aiken wreck

An early morning traffic accident in Aiken County was caused by a heart attack, the coroner says. In a news release, Coroner Tim Carlton said Michael Jones, 61, was traveling north on Hitchcock Parkway in Aiken about 6:45 a.m. when he suffered cardiac arrest, crossed the southbound lane, left the r...

05/01/09 - 4:32pm

Heart attack causes Aiken wreck

An early morning traffic accident in Aiken County was caused by a heart attack, the coroner says. In a news release, Coroner Tim Carlton said Michael Jones, 61, was traveling north on Hitchcock Parkway in Aiken about 6:45 a.m. when he suffered cardiac arrest, crossed the southbound lane, left the r...

05/01/09 - 4:31pm

Aiken schools meet on retiree issue

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting Tuesday for the first reading of a policy change that would allow uniform negotiations for retired teachers, according to school attorney Bill Burkhalter. The policy updates the district’s practice this year of off...

01/08/10 - 2:20pm

Grenade found in Aiken shed

AIKEN -- Authorities responded earlier today to a report of a grenade found in a shed behind a woman’s house in Aiken County, briefly closing some roads in the area. Officials have since determined the device had already been exploded and posed no safety risk. Aiken County Sheriff’s Offic...

05/01/09 - 4:11pm

SC reports more flu cases

South Carolina has more confirmed and suspected cases of what is now being called the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, formerly called swine flu. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 13 confirmed and nine suspected cases of the new flu virus. Jerry Gibson, chief ...

01/08/10 - 2:24pm

Petersburg boats return to Augusta Canal next Friday

The Petersburg boats will return to the Augusta Canal beginning May 8. The one-hour guided nature and historic tours, music cruises and three-hour sunset tours resume their regular schedule following a three-month hiatus during a major canal construction project that required draining the canal itse...

05/01/09 - 3:38pm

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