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Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

'Do not swim' order issued for Savannah River

Officials issued a "do not swim" order for the Savannah River after an oily substance was found in its waters Sunday.

Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.

Chain saw cuts Greg Norman

ATLANTA - Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Pardon Our Mess: Sign for June Florida Georgia Line concert

A shuttle pickup sign for the Florida Georgia Line concert - which took place June 13 - remains stapled to a telephone pole near the campus of Georgia Regents University.

$3,500 in valuables stolen from Augusta home

Deputies say an Augusta woman lost more than $3,500 in valuables during a break-in late Friday.

Grading the Gamecocks

South Carolina makes passing grades against UGA

Grading the Bulldogs

Georgia gets poor grades against the Gamecocks.

Paine home opener generates buzz

After five decades Paine College football returned to Augusta on Saturday and Lions fans couldn't be more excited.

South Carolina upsets Georgia

COLUMBIA — Fighting for its season, South Carolina rolled up almost 450 yards of offense and made a key defensive stand late to upset No. 6 Georgia, 38-35.

Domestic violence complexities highlighted

Since 2005 in Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties, 30 women and 12 men have been killed by domestic violence, according to data from The Augusta Chronicle’s crime database. 

Racial gap between police, community closing, officials say

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree envisions a police force that is “reflective of the community that it serves.” Local forces are getting closer to that goal, but still have a ways to go.

Weather delays UGA-USC game

COLUMBIA - The start of the game between No. 6 Georgia and No. 24 South Carolina was delayed by rain and lightning. It is now underway.

Police identify Ga. beach drowning

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Glynn County officials have identified a body that washed up on a beach as an area psychologist.

Ga. juvenile changes praised

ATLANTA -- Sweeping changes in how misbehaving youths are treated have reduced the number of teens requiring lock-up, saved taxpayers money and show signs of helping produce productive adults, ...

Georgia Power price plan rattles solar companies

ATLANTA - A plan by Georgia Power to change the way it pays for solar electricity from small- and medium-sized projects is worrying developers just a year after they pushed the monopoly to use ...

Patriots pound Red Devils

Joshua Reynolds rushed for 189 yards, while Quinton Phillips scored on a pair of touchdowns as the Patriots pounded Lincoln County, 40-7, on Friday night.

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Augusta women scammed out of $9,500

Richmond County deputies are searching for a man accused of deceiving two Augusta women out of $9,500.

Weather deals Thomson a 17-7 partial 'loss'

One night after McDuffie County school board voted to rename field in honor of former coach Luther Welsh, Thomson's Bulldogs loss 17-7 in a game truncated by lightning.

School board discusses projects at retreat

Richmond County Board of Education members received an update on rightsizing and construction projects during their board retreat Friday.

Officers take leadership training

About 20 police officers began a year-long training program Friday geared toward making them future leaders in their departments.

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