Faces of Survival: Marjorie Coleman

Having been diagnosed twice with breast cancer, Riverside Middle School teacher Marjorie Coleman says staying positive helped her get through.
By Lisa Kaylor

Breast cancer plagues 5 sisters

Of the 10 girls born into the Ficklin family of Warrenton, Ga., five have been diagnosed with breast cancer and one has already died.
By Tom Corwin

VA whistleblower files retaliation complaint

Laura Frantz says that Daniel Hoffman is the main person behind eight years of "harassment and improper processing of employee compensation and benefits."
By Wesley Brown

Broad Street fire still under investigation

The Augusta Fire Department continues to investigate a fire that damaged a Broad Street building early Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Middle school student hit by SUV

An Evans Middle School student was hit Tuesday afternoon when he darted into traffic on Hereford Farm Road.
By Scott Rouch

Local leaders discuss transportation funding

Georgia politicians are searching for a solution to fix the state's crumbling infrastructure while determining how to avoid double-taxing regions in the state.
By Meg Mirshak
We Think Pink

Faces of Survival: Breast Cancer Awareness Month series

Breast cancer has touched thousands of families across the Augusta area. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring portraits of local survivors of breast cancer.

Cross fined by campaign finance regulators

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross has agreed to pay $2,750 in fines and fees to settle violations of campaign finance laws, according to a consent order signed Friday.
By Steve Crawford

Martinez man killed in I-20 accident

A Martinez man died after being hit after exiting his disabled vehicle on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County on Sunday evening.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday voting approved

The Richmond County Board of Elections voted to allow Sunday voting on Oct. 26.
By Travis Highfield

8 horses loose on I-20

Eight horses that got loose from a nearby pasture and briefly wandered along Interstate 20 were safely rounded up Monday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Rants & Raves

There are always two sides to every story: The one who got caught and the one who didn't.

Across the region

ATLANTA - Testimony in the Atlanta Public Schools test cheating trial began with the mother of a former student outlining concerns.

Martinez middle school earns 'blue ribbon'

Columbia County's Stallings Island Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
By Sean Gruber

Karin Calloway: Celery stars in simple salad

This week’s Pecan and Celery Salad takes this refrigerator staple and takes it from supporting cast to center stage.

Bill Kirby: Many people think Sept. 31 is actual date

It’s been a long month. I didn’t realize how long until I looked at the calendar on my desk and noticed it had tomorrow, Wednesday, as “Sept. 31.”

Moore: I've lost my keys again, somewhere

Tell me whether this has ever happened to you. You get home from work and realize you can’t find your keys. You search your pockets but come up empty. 

Gogick: Customer service director likes helping people

Interaction is directed toward Sean Moores, who has been the customer service director for the past five years. He has taken news tips and passed circulation information.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Columbia County health director Carole Davis (pictured here.)

SRS begins new cleanup project

Savannah River Site has started a new cleanup project to remove 1.3 million cubic yards of ash created by a former 1950s-era, coal-fired power plant.
By Meg Mirshak
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