Pharmacy residency added

Georgia Regents Medical Center got a $40,000 grant this year to add another first-year pharmacy residency position but more are needed across the country, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists said.
By Tom Corwin

Schools use past experience to ready for next wave of testing

The Georgia Milestones replaced the End of Course and Criterion-Referenced Competency standardized tests the previous school year, taking the form of an "end-of-grade" test for grades 3-8 and an end-of-course test for ninth grade and above.
By Sean Gruber

Area schools look to reverse rise in crime

While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
By Travis Highfield

Richmond County deputies begin body cam training

Richmond County police officers have begun training for new body cameras, which will begin arriving in the next week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Battalion chief celebrates 40 years with fire department

Bryan McFeely, a graduate of Augusta Tech, recently celebrated 40 years with the Augusta Fire Department, a career he began at 18.
By Doug Stutsman

Public has chance to weigh in on Augusta's next SPLOST package

Thursday is the first of two "public information open houses" that will give the public a chance to speak to city department heads, other prospective SPLOST recipients and elected officials about the city's needs.
By Susan McCord

Local prosecutor tops in Georgia

Prosecutor Hank Syms was selected by his peers to be the 2015 Assistant District Attorney of the Year for Division 1.
By Sandy Hodson

In different jobs, Jerry Tinney delivered

Jerry Tinney, a former Augusta movie theater manager and longtime Chronicle circulation employee, always saw the big picture.
By Bill Kirby

Building dedication held for former sheriff

The new sheriff's office administration building, erected during Ronnie Strength's administration, was named in his honor on Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augustan sentenced for terrorist aid

An Augusta man intent on joining the terrorist Islamic State was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 15-year prison term for criminal attempt to provide assistance to a terrorist organization.
By Sandy Hodson

Commissioners leaning toward not funding groups

Commissioners have stressed needs over wants in the new package after the first SPLOST 7 referendum failed last year, and despite impassioned presentations Tuesday, leaders did not change their minds.
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

The idea of term limits for members of both federal houses is a noble one.

Adding a touch of paint

Burles Johnson of BA Johnson Construction paints over green primer on one of the gables Wednesday at Hildebrandt's in downtown Augusta.
By Todd Bennett

Thieves target Atlanta firefighters

ATLANTA - Atlanta firefighters have been warned to keep their vehicles free of valuables after authorities say thieves are targeting the vehicles while the firefighters are working.

Notable area deaths of 2015

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