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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dr. Keel to speak to Pride and Progress

Dr. Brooks Keel, president of Augusta University, will be the speaker at Tuesday's Pride and Progress meeting.

Chronicle wins 7 Georgia AP awards

The Georgia Associated Press honored The Augusta Chronicle on Saturday with seven awards for news reporting efforts in 2015, including first-place honors for deadline reporting, sports writing, ...

Saturday temp hits 100 degrees

Augusta's temperature officially hit 100 degrees at Bush Field Saturday afternoon.

U.S. Judge Royal, of Ga., changing status

U.S. District Court Judge Ashley Royal, of Macon, will take senior judge status in the coming months, The Telegraph newspaper reports.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Supporters optimistic about Augusta LGBT inclusion despite rankings, recent events

Activists say Augusta as a whole has come far since the first Augusta Pride festival in 2010, despite recent events and low institutional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

Peebles will join new marshal's office

Richmond County Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin confirmed that sheriff's Maj. Scott Peebles will be joining him in January when he assumes the job.

New River Watch lights turn on

Crews placed 200 150-watt fixtures along the 7-mile stretch from downtown to River Shoals Parkway.

Man charged after he allegedly impersonated police officer

An Augusta man is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in front of a Richmond County Sheriff's Office employee.

Fire damages several Wylds Roads apartments

No one was injured in fire, said Fire Chief Chris James.

Man arrested in Waffle House robbery

Jamarion Raheem Bell, 24, of Aiken, was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of a crime.

Dow Jones closes down 611 points

Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government ...

Britain votes to leave EU; leader to quit; markets rocked

Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a ...

World reacts to Britain vote

Britain votes to leave EU: leader to quit; markets rocked

LONDON  — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Allen dismisses gun sit-in on House floor

Augusta Congressman Rick W. Allen on Thursday echoed many Republicans in calling the Democrats protest "childish games" that obstruct the legislative process and serve as "a distraction from the ...

Ethics board lifts stay, clears way for prosecution of Augusta House member

Possible criminal charges and hefty fines on hiatus during the legislative session return to haunt state Rep. Earnest Smith after a Thursday decision by the state ethics commission.

Victim identified after deadly house fire

A 69-year-old died Wednesday evening following a house fire in North Augusta.

Man breaks into apartment while fleeing from police

A 20-year-old Augusta man is charged with breaking into a woman's apartment Wednesday afternoon while fleeing from police.

Police driver acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death

A judge acquitted a police van driver of all charges including "depraved-heart" murder on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Augusta officials see room for riverwalk improvement

Augusta's mayor, commissioners and other officials got a first-hand look Wednesday at what several said was the underrealized potential of Riverwalk Augusta.
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Evans mother gets probation
An Evans mother on Wednesday pleaded guilty to six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to six years on probation in a case that both the defense and prosecuting ...