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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Augusta man guilty in Barnwell doctor's murder

Glenn V. Riggs II was found guilty on all three counts in the 2013 death of a Barnwell surgeon

Judge won't extend Georgia voter registration a second time

A federal judge Wednesday refused to order a second extension of Georgia's voter registration deadline in coastal areas that evacuated for Hurricane Matthew.

Flesh-eating bacteria claimed Georgia vet's limbs, but not her drive

DACULA, Ga. - A year ago, Cindy Martinez was struggling to walk even just a few feet and lift just five pounds.

T-Mobile fined $48M over slowing 'unlimited' data plans

NEW YORK - T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren't really, well, unlimited.

Crying inside? Creepy craze no joke for real clowns

This year's nationwide creepy clown craze has become a nightmare before Halloween for actual, working clowns, who say their bookings at parties and other events have dropped sharply.

Snake slithers from car’s hood while Florida man is driving

A Florida man got an unexpected surprise after a 6-foot-long snake popped out of the hood of his car while he was driving along a busy highway.

During hurricane evacuation, looters moved in on Beaufort County

One woman said looters took sausage from her refrigerator but made the bed.

UGA student posed as fictional lawman when requesting police ‘backup’

A University of Georgia student was arrested for impersonating a police officer early Saturday after he called 911 to say he was a lawman in need of assistance on a murder case, Athens-Clarke ...

Columbia County seeks shoplifting suspects

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a pair of shoplifting suspects.

120 to lose jobs as Boeing announces closure of Macon plant

Boeing has announced it is closing its Macon plant by the end of the year, a move that will leave about 120 employees out of work.

Smoltz, Curry to appear in Augusta

A Dinner with Champions featuring former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and former Georgia Tech coach Bill Curry will be held Monday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.

Three arrested in Thomson teen's fatal shooting

Three arrested in fatal shooting Tuesday night of Thomson teen

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

15 more South Carolina counties eligible for Matthew help

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved 15 more counties for individual assistance after Hurricane Matthew.

Suit seeks voter registration extension in coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - A federal lawsuit seeks an extension of the voter registration deadline in Georgia's six coastal counties because of disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Inmate's lawyers turn to courts in effort to halt execution

ATLANTA - A Georgia prisoner who was recently diagnosed with autism should not be put to death, his lawyers argue in court briefs, saying his scheduled execution this week would be unconstitutional.

Five alleged pimps arrested in Athens in national child exploitation sweep

Five men allegedly involved in the sex trafficking of minors were arrested in Athens over the weekend in connection with a nationwide law enforcement action that focused on underage victims of ...

Augusta Chronicle website launch delayed

Due to an unexpected technical issue, the launch of the newly redesigned will be delayed. The problem was found hours before the website's scheduled launch during a final ...

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

School leaders work to get sales tax renewed

The 1 percent education local option sales tax has been responsible for enabling construction, expansion and renovation projects at 40 Richmond County schools since 2012.

Commission to review transit study, 2017 budget

Augusta Commission members will get a first glimpse at a consultant's operational analysis of Augusta Public Transit during a meeting Tuesday.

Ground broken on road at corporate park

The improvement will allow workers access to the EdenCrete site on the far end of the Augusta Corporate Park.
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