Bride's wedding date follows family tradition

Nicole Owen, of North Augusta, becomes the sixth generation of her family to wed on Dec. 20.
By Meg Mirshak

Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
By Doug Stutsman

Students train to be first-responders

It might seem very intense for a training scenario, but the instructors of A.R. Johnson's Teen Community Emergency Response Class believe stress and realism are the best teachers.
By Sean Gruber

Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has not won over preservationists.
By Sean Gruber

Grovetown chief to name advisory board

GROVETOWN — Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown’s Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies and programs in place to address growing pains the Columbia County town is experiencing.
By Wesley Brown

Ex-superintendent to write of miraculous recovery

Taking his doctor's advice, former Richmond County school superintendent Frank Roberson has nearly finished writing a 150-page book about his remarkable recovery from brain trauma.
By Tracey McManus

Couple escapes morning fire uninjured

An Evans couple escaped from their home, which caught fire early Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

MCG students buy toys for sick children

A half-dozen students from the Medical College of Georgia enjoyed the fruits of their labor Thursday, as they loaded more than 250 toys into a giant box wrapped like a present at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
By Lisa Kaylor

Road extension offered to lure company to Augusta

The Augusta Commission approved the construction of a 1-mile extension of Valencia Way if the interested, unidentified industrial company announces its intent on or before Feb. 1 and begins construction on the plant on or before Sept. 1.
By Jenna Martin

University Hospital to appeal Columbia County denial

University's board voted Thursday to proceed with the appeal, which will probably be filed next week, said Ed Burr, senior vice president for legal affairs.
By Tom Corwin

Commissioner lauds work on Ebola

Despite some challenges, Georgia’s public health system and its hospitals are ready to handle any potential Ebola patients, the commissioner of Georgia Department of Public Health said Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

Has anyone thought the police officers took down Michael Brown and Eric Garner because they were breaking the law, not because they were black?

Empty Stocking Fund: Health issues threaten Christmas

An Augusta father and mother have lost time on the job because both have faced recent health challenges.

Empty Stocking List

List of donors to the Empty Stocking Fund

Gogick: Chronicle continues holiday traditions

When you work in the news media, a regular rotation on the holiday schedule is what you sign up for.
By John Gogick

Kirby: Expensive meds have furry friend covered (again)

December chill has both my little dogs glad they can wear their colorful doggie sweaters.
By Bill Kirby

Where you live

Ashley Lunceford (far right) of Thomson takes a picture of a family member as her husband Patrick looks on at Lights of the South in Grovetown.
By Chris Thelen

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Gov. Carl Sanders (pictured here.)
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The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
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