United Methodists give Paine $250,000

The United Methodist Church stepped forward Friday with $250,000 for Paine College to help the struggling school in its fight for financial stability.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta homicides up, but no cases recently

Although Augusta homicides are up compared with this time last year, police say a two-month absence of any is proof that some of their crime initiatives are paying off.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken officer named in lawsuit resigns

An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer named in a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations during a 2014 traffic stop has resigned, Chief Charles Barranco confirmed.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Georgia signs data-sharing deal with Waze traffic app

The Georgia Department of Trans­portation has announced a partnership with Waze, a popular navigation app that warns drivers of traffic delays, police and wrecks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Drug suspect's bond revoked after arrest

An Augusta man in jail for the past week after being accused of going after his estranged girlfriend with a stolen gun will remain in jail.
By Sandy Hodson

Early voting ends

In Richmond County, 4,318 register voters have cast ballots early or by absentee ballot in the runoff election to fill the Richmond County State Court judgeship currently held by John Flythe.

Bus tours south Augusta

South Augusta was the singular focus of a packed bus of city officials, staff and residents during a nearly four-hour, 48-mile tour Thursday.
By Susan McCord

Grants help AU train nurses

Registered nurses who want to provide advanced care can get help with going back to school full time through two federal grants to the College of Nursing at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Riverwalk shooter hunt continues

Three weeks after a shooting that sent fireworks observers scurrying on Riverwalk Augusta, police said they are no closer to identifying the second unknown shooter.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Columbia County schools expect few delays from roadwork

Road construction is not expected to delay traffic near Lakeside high and middle schools and Blue Ridge Ele­men­tary when students return Aug. 8, and it might actually improve the congestion-plagued area, officials said Thursday.
By Abbigail Lennon
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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.

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Augusta homicides up, but no cases recently
Although Augusta homicides are up compared with this time last year, police say a two-month absence of any is proof that some of their crime initiatives are paying off.