Augusta State Farmers Market having good summer

Terry Judge has spent nearly every day during a hot summer patrolling his produce stand at the Augusta State Farmers Market on Fifth Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Motorists warned to watch for pupils

As school buses hit the road this month for the start of the 2015-16 school year, officials are urging drivers to use more caution and watch for children crossing streets as they enter and exit buses.

2 bodies recovered from Keg Creek

Columbia County authorities have identified two Oglethorpe County men who died after their car plunged into Keg Creek early Sunday.
By Valerie Rowell

Prayer rally held outside Planned Parenthood

With the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote Monday on a bill to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding, more than 100 residents gathered Sunday for a prayer rally in front of the organization's downtown Augusta clinic.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen's 2003 death remains unsolved

Renardo Newton's life was cut short May 12, 2003, when he was found shot to death in a front yard on Old Savannah Road.
By Doug Stutsman

The Way We Were: Back To School

The future is that-away. Or at least it was 25 years ago in August 1990 when these North Aiken Elementary pupils were waiting for their first-ever school bus ride home.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Toppled brick column downtown

Outside the gated parking entrance to the Cotton Patch Jazz & Blues Cafe, 801 Reynolds St., a brick column toppled over.
By Jenna Martin

City Ink: VIPs turn out to honor Strength

When former Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength arrived for the dedication of the sheriff's office administration building in his honor Tuesday, he thought there were too many chairs under the tent. That's the kind of fellow he is. Humble and unassuming,
By Sylvia Cooper

Weather reporting more than just a hobby

Olin Berry and his wife Harriett are one of 23 families in the South Carolina midlands who are "cooperative observers" for the National Weather Service.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Missing persons cases frustrate families, law enforcement

Using data from local sheriff's offices and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, The Augusta Chronicle found 46 active cases in the Augusta area.
By Travis Highfield

Deal spokesman steps down

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's spokesman, Augusta native Brian Rob­inson, left the governor's office Fri­day to pursue a career in private industry.
By Walter C. Jones

'Augusta Chronicle' reaching out to breast cancer survivors

The Augusta Chronicle is reaching out to breast cancer survivors and their families to be part of our annual Faces of Survival portrait series to celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rants & Raves

The "blue light specials" on Highway 1 in Blythe are not about the people speeding who might not need to be, but about the embarrassment it is causing our town from Louisville, Ga., to South Carolina. Blythe just does not need that reputation at all.

Kayaker rescued from river

Emergency crews are working to rescue a kayaker in rough waters this morning.

Moore: We need a modern-day social contract

In the footsteps of Rousseau, we should draw up a social contract that includes such rules as no perfume at work and no blaming the waitress.
By Glynn Moore
Bill Kirby

Time to play the Augusta alphabet game

I need your help. We’re trying to come up with a way to show off Augusta with an example from each letter of the alphabet.

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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Commercial rezoning could bring German grocer to Augusta

A commercial rezoning that could bring German discount grocer Lidl to west Augusta crossed the first hurdle Monday after Augusta planning commissioners unamiously approved the request.
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