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Weather pounds Augusta National

Augusta National took a beating Friday night. Not from the assault on par by the Masters field, but from Mother Nature. Severe weather, in the form of heavy rain and hail, swept through the course after 10 p.m. The tournament was lucky that the weather arrived well after the patrons had left the c...

04/10/09 - 10:56pm

Aiken credit union robbed

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed an Aiken credit union this morning. Witnesses told police that a man entered the State Credit Union on Beaufort Street around 11:45 a.m. brandishing a handgun and demanding money, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Lt. David Turno. The man left the ...

04/10/09 - 4:35pm

Accident injures Masters visitors

Two women in town for the Masters Tournament were injured this afternoon when an SUV crashed into a recreational vehicle not far from the Augusta National Golf Club.

01/15/10 - 12:45pm

FEMA trailers might be safe

Nineteen trailers at a mobile home park near Grovetown, initially deemed uninhabitable, might be livable after all, a Columbia County official said this afternoon. The state Fire Marshal’s Office believes the trailers can be inhabited, but the county won’t grant a certificate of occupancy...

04/10/09 - 2:36pm

Hospital tries again in Aiken

AIKEN – A revised plan for a University Hospital office complex off Silver Bluff Road – this time with just one building – will go before planning commissioners Tuesday. Initially the hospital submitted a long range plan that included the possibility of up to three buildings with a ...

01/20/10 - 10:22pm

Canal park improving

New construction at one of the area’s most scenic parks might soon get under way. The next construction phase for the Augusta Canal Headgates and Savannah Rapids Pavilion park would include a variety of improvements. We’re ready to bid,” said Columbia County Facility Services Proje...

04/10/09 - 12:07pm

Forgotten remains being claimed

The Richmond County coroner says he continues to hear from family members after taking possession of cremated remains when a funeral home went out of business. About 10 families contacted Coroner Grover Tuten after a story in The Chronicle last week reporting problems with Dent's Undertaking Es...

04/10/09 - 11:30am

Forgotten remains being claimed

The Richmond County coroner says he continues to hear from family members after taking possession of cremated remains when a funeral home went out of business. About 10 families contacted Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten after a story in The Chronicle last week about problems with Dent's Un...

04/10/09 - 11:25am

Severe SC storms possible today

COLUMBIA — Forecasters say an approaching cold front could bring severe thunderstorms today to western South Carolina. The National Weather Service says the greatest risk for strong storms today will be north of Interstate 20 and west of Interstate 77. Forecasters say the biggest risk is from...

06/01/10 - 8:39pm

Masters parking lots filling up

Traffic around the Augusta National Golf Club is heavy and parking lots are filling up. As of 10 a.m. Lot B, Lot D and Lot 2 were full. Lot A3 is closed. Lot C is half full. Officials said Tiger Woods' 10:45 a.m. tee time probably encouraged this morning's early rush to the Masters Tournam...

01/15/10 - 12:45pm

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