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Chronicle offers update about H1N1 virus and vaccine

The H1N1 flu seemed to come out of nowhere when it appeared in two California children last April, but new studies trace its connections to the 1918 Spanish flu -- one of the deadliest of the modern era. While such a lethal pedigree might at first appear ominous, there are positive signs this health...

09/19/09 - 4:25pm

Sheriff Strength released today from hospital

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength has been released from the hospital, his wife said this afternoon. “He’s feeling a lot better now,” Patti Strength said. Sheriff Strength was taken to University Hospital after he fainted during a speaking engagement at Montclair subdivision i...

09/19/09 - 3:50pm

Murder suspect turns himself in

A second suspect in an Aiken homicide has turned himself in. An Aiken Department of Public Safety dispatcher said that Jeremy Holloway turned himself in to authorities at about 2 p.m. today. Jeremy Holloway was wanted in the fatal shooting of Donald McCalla on Abbeville Avenue in Aiken on Sept. 8....

09/19/09 - 7:14pm

ARTS IN HEART REMINDER: Songwriter competition and concert upcoming

The finalists of The Augusta Chronicle Singer-Songwriter Competition perform at 5 p.m. on the Global Stage of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta. Later, at 9 p.m., Shawn Mullins and Patrick Blanchard headline a concert on the Global Stage at the Augusta Common....

09/19/09 - 3:31pm

Pedestrian struck and killed identified

A pedestrian struck and killed by an oncoming car on Gordon Highway on Friday night has been identified. Richmond County Dep. Coroner Johnny McDonald said that 43-year-old Gloria Jean Lewis was killed at about 9:30 p.m. Friday as she was trying to cross Gordon Highway. Ms. Lewis was staying at the...

09/19/09 - 3:12pm

Two men wanted in Warrenville break-in

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men in connection to a Thursday break-in at a Warrenville home. The department has arrest warrants for Hubert Alandis Robinson, 38, of 112 Bennets Farm Road, Jackson, S.C., and Quillard Lee Crawford, 37, 2035 ½ Fargo St., Augusta. Bot...

09/19/09 - 9:12pm

Taste of Aiken tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the 12th annual A Taste of Downtown Aiken. The Aiken Downtown Development Association will host the event that begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and will offer food from three local farmers’ market vendors and 13 downtown restaurants and food retailers. The first 200 patrons w...

09/19/09 - 9:14pm

Arts in the Heart happening now

Arts in the Heart features numerous art vendors, booths providing information about local museums and non-profit groups, and a variety of entertainment on 4 stages.

01/20/10 - 10:34am

Ga. writers hall honors former Augustan

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame has announced Judith Ortiz Cofer, Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson (1886-1966), Walter Francis White (1893-1955) and Philip Lee Williams as its 2009 inductees. Cofer, who grew up in Augusta, was a published poet before her major work of prose, "The Line of the Sun," pub...

09/19/09 - 9:13pm

Sheriff Strength in hospital

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength has been in the hospital since Thursday, but he is expected to be released soon, possibly today, his wife said Friday night. Patti Strength said she did not want to name the hospital. He was admitted about 7 p.m. Thursday after he fainted during a speaking e...

09/19/09 - 8:14am
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