School safety officers take part in training week

With the recent police killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the annual training week for Richmond County School Safety officers went beyond the typical re-acclimation seminars.
By Doug Stutsman

Grovetown council meeting gets heated

Tempers flared during a special called meeting of the Grovetown City Council in which longtime councilman and former mayor Dennis Trudeau proposed the council hire an outside attorney to investigate the actions of the mayor's office.
By Abbigail Lennon

Man shot dead on Teakwood Drive

A 22-year-old man died after being shot several times early today in south Augusta.

Housing Choice program driving discussion about property upkeep

Augusta Housing Authority administers 3,702 Housing Choice units in Augusta-Richmond County, about 10.5 percent of the rental housing stock.
By Susan McCord

Pair enter not guilty pleas in robbery case

Robbie Lee Mauzon and Saul Edward Saylors each face two counts of conspiracy to commit the robbery of a commercial business, two counts of robbery of a commercial business, and two counts of the use and carry of a firearm during crimes of violence.
By Sandy Hodson

Sting leads to prostitution arrests

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released little information and denied interviews "due to the sensitivity of the case," but said the emphasis was placed on prostitution at area hotels.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta teen remains found in Kentucky

An investigation is ongoing after a teenager originally from Augusta was found dead in Kentucky.
By Doug Stutsman

Three reservoirs on Savannah River enter first drought level

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Tuesday when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level.
By Doug Stutsman

Crews investigate chemical leak on Marvin Griffin Road

Hazmat crews and other emergency responders were called to the industrial area on Marvin Griffin Road after a chemical leak this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta woman arrested after traffic stop

Police said Adrienne Lousie Hicks asked if she could help the deputy with something and he stated he was conducting a traffic stop.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man dies in stolen truck crash

A man was pronounced dead Wednesday following a single-vehicle crash in Wagener.
By Doug Stutsman


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TO THE LOVELY lady who drives the Camry, thank you so much for blocking the handicap space at World of Beer. My fiance, who is wheelchair-bound, could not get his chair out of our car, thanks to you.

Remains of lost Spanish fort are found on SC coast

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was once the first capital of Spanish Florida.

Runoffs are held across Georgia

A former mayor in west Georgia won the Republican nomination to replace a retiring GOP congressman as runoff elections were held across the state Tuesday.
By Russ Bynum

Famed UGA cartoonist dies

Famed cartoonist Jack Davis, whose Bulldog drawings endeared him to countless fans of University of Georgia athletics, has died at the age of 91.
By Jim Thompson

Kirby: License plate photos could be handy one day

I was showing a local lawyer some family photos on my smartphone the other day, and as I scrolled through its albums, he asked why I had so many pictures of the back ends of cars in traffic.
By Bill Kirby

Moore: Most cops have been good cops to me

During my career, I have met and worked with many police officers, almost all of them the salt of the earth.
By Glynn Moore

SC man found shot dead in ditch

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Jasper County authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in a ditch with a dozen bullet wounds near Hardeeville.
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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, best Web site and best picture story.

Mayor's effort folded into policy changes

Mayor Hardie Davis demanded access to Augusta's draft fair chance hiring policy last week but was refused.
By Susan McCord
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