Cross Creek shows off new ROTC building

The Richmond County Board of Education Building Committee toured Cross Creek High School's new Junior ROTC building.
By Sean Gruber

Georgia bucks trend on drug deaths

While nationally the rate has been increasing, Georgia has actually been heading in the opposite direction.
By Tom Corwin

Columbia County school officials make appointments

Administrative appointments have resulted in changes in leadership at two Evans schools.
By Steve Crawford

Canal center upgrades theater

A $25,000 donation from the Rotary Club allowed the Augusta Canal Authority to replace outdated equipment in the theater at the Canal Discovery Center.
By Meg Mirshak

'Do not swim' ban could be lifted Tuesday

Athletes training for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon should be able to brave the Savannah River after a mysterious substance forced a "do not swim" order.
By Travis Highfield

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers received the Medal of Honor, nearly 50 years after they put themselves in harm's way to protect their brothers.
By Josh Lederman

Commission to discuss administrator position

Two significant city appointments return to the forefront at a regular Tuesday meeting of the Augusta Commission. Commissioner Ben Hasan, just appointed to the District 6 commission seat last month after the resignation of Joe Jackson, placed a discussion about appointing a city administrator on Tuesday's meeting agenda.
By Susan McCord

Heroic effort lands man in hospital

Ian Buckley went into the Savannah River to help a woman whose kayak had sunk. He never imagined that he'd find himself battling necrotizing fasciitis.
By Lisa Kaylor

Projection favors Allen over Barrow

Despite winning five consecutive terms in the House, a recent electoral projection suggests Rep. John Bar­row’s luck will run out in the 12th Congressional District this year.
By Wesley Brown

Jazz concert raises more scholarship funds

With rain clouds looming overhead, the second annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival kicked off Sunday without so much as a hiccup.
By Travis Highfield

Rants & Raves

Chronicle, please lead by example by printing only constructive rants.

Small earthquake reported in Evans

The 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported about 10 miles northwest of Evans about 3:30 a.m.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Heavy traffic expected near Vogtle

The operator of Plant Vogtle has warned that heavy traffic is possible on roads near the facility as additional workers perform a scheduled refueling outage.
By Meg Mirshak

Bill Kirby: Girls have been hard to fathom for centuries

Does birth month determine a woman’s lot in life? They used to think so; at least, that was the somewhat questionable speculation in a century-old newspaper article shared last week.

Moore: Who's your favorite concert?

I've seen a lot of good musical concerts over the years, but there are a few I'd still like to see.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Senior moment might be sign of things to come

And there was me. A slightly groggy, not-yet caffeinated man in the early years of Social Security eligibility staring at the house alarm security keypad and realizing that I had no idea what the code was.
By Bill Kirby

Residents share memories of Savannah River, Miller Theater

In previous weeks, we have asked for your memories of the Savannah River and the Miller Theater. Here are some of those reminiscences.

Gogick: 'Chronicle' pressroom takes pride in each run

'Stop the presses." That clichéd movie scene depicting halting the printing press as a big story breaks is a rare occurrence in real life.
By John Gogick

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)
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