Augusta concertgoers get into holiday spirit

More than 250 people gathered at First Baptist Church of Augusta Sunday to watch the free performance by the Augusta Concert Band. The concert is held every year to kick off the annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.
By Travis Highfield

Storm brings heavy rain, property damage reported

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

City to consider emergency plan

The Richmond County Emer­gency Management Agency has drafted changes to emergency operating procedures. Overlooked, however, were several pages of emergency contact data riddled with inaccuracies. 
By Susan McCord

Murder Mystery: Karen Williams' 1994 stabbing death

Karen Williams was found with multiple stab wounds to her head and neck, while her body was wrapped in a thick white blanket and bound with tape.
By Doug Stutsman

Family achieves goal to start funding clinical trial

Glenn O'Neill and his wife, Cara, hoped to have the $1.8 million in funds secured by Eliza's 5th birthday on Nov. 16. On Friday their foundation's GoFundMe campaign had finally surpassed its goal.
By Travis Highfield

You remembered: Trains once part of Augusta life

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last week we asked you to remember the days of train travel and the old Union Station. If you would like to share a memory, e-mail bill.kirby@augustachronicle.

Pardon Our Mess: Abandoned houseboat on Savannah River bank

An abandoned houseboat has been resting on the bank of the Savannah River, below the Fifth Street bridge, for more than 13 months.
By Doug Stutsman

The Way We Were: Political targets

Remember the days when the Second Amendment was more practiced than protested?
By Bill Kirby

More than 2,000 get meal at annual dinner

More than 800 volunteers served a hot meal to more than 2,000 homeless people at James Brown Arena on Saturday at the Bridge Ministry's annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
By Lisa Kaylor

Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

The inaugural tournament drew about 50 people, collecting about $1,500 in donations for the charity. On Sunday, 136 players took part in the 7th annual Pamela B. Childs Memorial at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling with a goal of raising more than $8,000.
By Travis Highfield

City Ink: Top turkeys get taste of their own medicine

I got up and out of my sickbed so I could write this column because it's almost Thanks­giving and time for the annual Turkey of the Year awards, the highlight of the holiday season.
By Sylvia Cooper

Rants & Raves

Downtown Augusta is filthy, dangerous and full of nothing but panhandlers and seedy bars. And you want us to have to pay to park for the privilege to experience that mess? No, thank you!

Moore: Thanksgiving thanks are due

Thanksgiving 2014 brings its share of things to be grateful for, including an end to elections and to sweltering summer weather.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Never forget the first rule of journalism

Story involving the Johnson County courthouse in Wrightsville is one I often recall when we old reporters compare career notes.
By Bill Kirby

Thanksgiving closings

County closings announced for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Gogick: Holidays put hectice load on our newspaper

Thanksgiving is the second-busiest newspaper week of the year - after Masters, of course. The annual midweek holiday and the giant paper stuffed with sales circulars present logistical opportunities for each department.
By John Gogick

Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

ATLANTA - On the gridiron, it takes a team to win, and some elected officials around the South are looking to band together rather than brawl over the 2016 presidential primaries.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Edgefield County car dealer Butch Pendarvis (pictured here.)
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Storm brings heavy rain, property damage reported

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.
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