Hundreds attend Empty Bowl fundraiser

The Empty Bowl luncheon celebrated its 14th year of fundraising at The Legends Club on Wash­ington Road on Sunday, attracting a crowd of more than 500.
By Travis Highfield

Few ticketed for 'slowpoke' law

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Ramone Lamkin said law enforcement agencies aren't cracking down on it like they do other traffic offenses, such as following too closely and failure to maintain lane.
By Travis Highfield

Leon Ellison's 1994 death remains a mystery

It has been 21 years, but former Richmond County Investigator Kenneth Boose still remembers the slaying of Leon Ellison.
By Doug Stutsman

Teacher arrests stun Burke County High School

In less than 10 months, three Burke County High School teachers have been arrested on charges ranging from theft to aggravated child molestation to electronically furnishing obscene material to minors.
By Doug Stutsman

Faith-based conference takes on premarital sex

In an effort to help young people understand the physical and emotional consequences of premarital sex, McKie is hosting his fourth annual Let's Talk About Sex Conference on Friday to address the issue head on.
By Tracey McManus

Pardon our mess: Richmond Hill Road

A repair patch installed to fix a sinking portion of Richmond Hill Road is crumbling, which residents say is causing drivers to abruptly slow down into the sharp downhill turn and possibly endanger other motorists.
By Wesley Brown

You Remembered: Driver's education

Editor's note: We asked readers last week to share their memories of driver's education and learning to drive. Here are a few:

Legislators won't back Davis' power play

A local bill that would change Augusta's charter that consolidated the city and county in 1995 requires three House members and all three senators who represent areas of Augusta to move forward. 
By Susan McCord

Spending in Hyde Park project questioned

The city is unable to account for nearly a quarter-million dollars on the troubled Hyde Park relocation project, based on invoices it provided to The Augusta Chronicle.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord

Davis not first to seek added mayor power

Hardie Davis isn't the first Augusta mayor to seek additional power for the office.
By Susan McCord

City Ink: Walker sheds light on city government

Former state Senate Major­ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was.
By Sylvia Cooper

Rants & Raves

If you like living in an area where they are building too many houses and not enough roads ... move to Columbia County.

The Way We Were: Police

Believe it or not, we have very little information on this photo. It was taken by a Chronicle photographer in August 1978 on 15th Street just down from the Butt Memorial Bridge.
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Ticket to blood drives is Flintstones

Thank you, reader, for your ideas on how to get my iron up so I could give blood.
By Bill Kirby

Obama to visit South Carolina on Friday

WASHINGTON - Presi­dent Obama will visit South Carolina this week in his first visit to the state since being elected to the White House. U.S. Rep.

After delay, woman's execution set

ATLANTA - After getting a temporary reprieve when her execution was postponed because of winter weather forecasts, the only woman on Georgia's death row is again set for execution Monday.

Measure would end Georgia tax break on jet fuel

Georgia lawmakers might eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.
By Kathleen Foody

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Roy Garrard  (pictured here.)

Georgia may lower income tax

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans have introduced a bill that will lower the rate on income taxes for individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs.
By Walter C. Jones

Rants & Raves

Raves to the citizens of Hephzibah who were adamant about the awful, run-down former school. You being vocal about this eyesore made them tear it down at last. To get anything done in this town you are going to have to stand up.
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