GRU students rally to support grieving Georgia Southern

About 300 other students from GRU's College of Nursing gathered Friday to pay their respects to five Georgia Southern students who were killed in a crash.
By Travis Highfield

Rory McIlroy surprises juniors competing at Sage Valley

GRANITEVILLE - One by one, the young hotshots tried their hand at outdriving the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world. But Rory McIlroy withstood the challenges.
By John Boyette

Mediterranean chain Zoës Kitchen opening next week

Fast-casual Meditteranean chain Zoës Kitchen is opening Thursday in Washington Crossing shopping center.

Former 'America's Got Talent' local found

A North Augusta teenager was reported missing Friday afternoon and was later found after a post from the girl's mother was shared over 3,300 times on social media.
By Doug Stutsman

3-year-old completes '1,000 Books' program

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which began in libraries across the state in October, is designed to push parents to read to their young children. 
By Travis Highfield

MCG Foundation gives $1 million to campus building

The foundation is donating $1 million to the J. Harold Harrison MD Edu­cation Commons building, which will be used to help retire some of the debt the building still carries.
By Tom Corwin

Harrisburg residents concerned with structure fires

The neighborhood has seen four fires in the past seven weeks, and investigators are having a hard time getting answers.
By Doug Stutsman

Boyfriend gets kids over mom in custody battle

A woman in a custody battle for her daughter and two sons has lost her bid to sever the children's relationship with her former boyfriend.
By Sandy Hodson

Paine trustees extend interim president's contract

The Paine College board of trustees voted to extend interim President Samuel Sullivan's contract until June 2016 at its spring meeting last week, and voted to establish a search committee for a permanent president, stipulating that Sullivan can be considered as a candidate.
By Tracey McManus

National Weather Service warns of severe weather for Saturday

Expected morning rainfall could turn severe Saturday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
By Doug Stutsman

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

All of these towns are taxing people and calling it a hospitality tax. When I offer people hospitality, I don't expect anything in return.

Reward offered in 2 slayings

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards in two unsolved Aiken County homicides this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Veterans job and career expo set for May 5

The Georgia Department of Labor and Fort Gordon's Army Career and Alumni Program are holding a job and career expo May 5 for veterans and other job seekers in Augusta.

SC lawmakers debate certificate of need program

COLUMBIA - The fight to overhaul regulations for building and expanding hospitals and other medical facilities in South Carolina has been so combative that lawmakers might not resolve it this year.
By Jeffrey Collins

Bailing out of trouble with bale of corrections

As the old saying goes, "Doctors bury their mistakes, we publish ours."
By Bill Kirby

UGA tuition outpaces HOPE aid

ATHENS, Ga. -- The combined annual cost of tuition and fees at the University of Georgia has more than tripled in the past 15 years.
By Lee Shearer

Facility turns men from drugs to work, God

DAVISBORO, Ga. — Volunteers from surrounding areas say what impresses them the most about Breaking Free Ministries is its self-sufficiency.
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