Philanthropy group awards grants

Nine grants, totalling $132,800, were awarded by Women in Philanthropy to organizations that provide services to women and children.
By Lisa Kaylor

Law enforcement agencies closing racial gap

Recent employment figures show the racial gap between area law enforcement agencies and the communities in which they serve continues to shrink.
By Travis Highfield

Jimmy Orr remembers his hole-in-one at Augusta National

Leaning on a bookshelf in Jimmy Orr's two-story townhouse is a shadowbox from the Augusta National Golf Club celebrating his hole-in-one on No. 12.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

Using the Zonar system, the school system hopes to compile data on route times to create more efficient routes and offer more security to more than 22,000 students and school system employees.
By Sean Gruber

Schools urged to get back to basics in technical education

As school systems across Georgia start to overhaul their career, technical and agricultural education programs to fit the needs of local employers, they're being encouraged by tradesmen and contracting businesses alike to get back to basics.
By Sean Gruber

Allen lauds GOP budget plan

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen says legislation House Republicans approved this week to balance the federal budget in fewer than 10 years through "meaningful" spending cuts "promotes greater economic opportunity for hardworking Americans and future generations."
By Wesley Brown

Work on Thurmond Dam spillway gates done

Years of repair work on Thurmond Dam's spillway gates were completed this week, and the reservoir level will no longer be restricted below its full summer pool.
By Meg Mirshak

Local collectors start 'picking' business

Robert Cope and his 29-year-old protégé Steven Black travel the Southeast within a 100-mile radius surrounding the Augusta area - from Columbia to Waynesboro - buying items for resale, for clients or for their own personal collections.
By Wesley Brown

Rural residents question stormwater fee

MCBEAN - Wary of downtown's tendency to spend their tax dollars somewhere else, a south Richmond County community didn't warm Thursday to the prospect of paying an additional fee for stormwater management.
By Susan McCord

Paine debt continues climb

As Paine College continues an aggressive fundraising campaign to turn around years of decline, the school’s most recent financial audit shows climbing debt and more revenue loss over the last fiscal year.
By Tracey McManus

Airport runway will close during Masters

One of two runways at Augusta Regional Airport will be closed during the Masters Tournament as a safety precaution and to become a parking area for private jets.
By Meg Mirshak

Best and Brightest 2015

The Chronicle is accepting nominations for its annual Best and Brightest Awards. Download the entry form for full details.

Rants & Raves

Obama says the Ferguson protests “were understandable.” Based on what?

Deal orders states to prepare for marijuana bill enactment

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Friday ordering state agencies to start preparations for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill.
By Bill Hendrick

Where you live

Mossy Creek Elementary School student Jordan Jennings, 9, (holding out hand) tries to touch a robotic snake during the school's Science Day on Friday morning in North Augusta.   
By Michael Holahan

Kirby: Stay busy and avoid the work you dislike

I have long noticed that sometimes I will jump onto another job simply to give myself an excuse for not doing one I dislike more.
By Bill Kirby

Girl's death among 500 in one year in community care

WRENS, Ga. — Christen Shermaine Hope Gordon was one of 500 patients in 2013 who died in community care while under the watch of the state of Georgia. 

Gun fired in latest Athens holdup try

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police say someone fired a gun Thursday night during an attempted armed robbery west of downtown.
By Joe Johnson

Brother-in-law convicted of killing Fort Stewart soldier

A federal jury took less than an hour to convict an Alabama man of murder in the 2013 baseball bat slaying of a Fort Stewart soldier found beaten on government property near the southeast Georgia Army post.
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