River Glen improvements are work in progress

Many residents at River Glen apartments have a story about being inches away from a flying bullet, but they say the complex is safer than it was.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Spring fever usually means more motorcycle crashes

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycle fatalities begin to rise in March and double by June. The numbers continue to creep upward through August before seeing a gradual decline.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Jackson mayoral candidates differ on growth

Mayor K. Todd Etheredge, who has run opposed since 2002, and write-in candidate Alan Meierhenry stand apart on the direction of the town.
By Mike Rosier

Mock job interviews help students prepare

Around 330 Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School students attended a "Business Buzz" breakfast designed to teach "soft skills" to high school students readying for college or future careers.
By Sean Gruber

Judge remembered for his service

Friends of retired Richmond County Probate Judge Isaac "Buddy" Jolles extended their condolences Sunday for a man they say emphasized service while in office.
By Travis Highfield

You Remembered: Polio

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last week we asked your memories of the days when the disease polio was so common and so feared. Here are some of your memories. The little girl in the (April 20) photo was my older sister, Jane, who passed away in 2010.

Bon Air Hotel once host to notables

From the very beginning of Augusta National Golf Club, the hotel on the hill was the off-course hub for golfers and club members. 
By Bill Kirby

Study finds distractions major factor in teen crashes

A recent video study on teen motorists found distractions to be four times more prevalent than previously reported, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta, Aiken boast different benefits for water park

Developer Benjamin Bell could have his choice between more commercial property or fewer government regulations and fees if he decides to build a $20 million water park in Augusta or Aiken County.
By Wesley Brown

Apollo 13 commander, flight director speak at GRU

James Lovell, the mission's commander, and Apollo 13 flight control director Gene Kranz shared their experiences Saturday as part of Georgia Re­gents University's Alumni Weekend.
By Travis Highfield

City Ink: Familiar characters fill Temple's novel

Merle Temple's second novel, A Rented World, is a tell-all book filled with local and state figures so thinly veiled he might as well have used their real names although he calls it a work of fiction.
By Sylvia Cooper

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

Rant to North Augusta for removing alligators from the Brick Pond Park - because you are worried they will pose a risk to all the drunks leaving the baseball stadium.

Where you live

Christine Cook (left) and Paula Palaima, both of McCormick, look at herb plants Sunday during the Sacred Heart Garden Festival at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Chris Thelen

Moore: 'American Pie' still a memory-provoking song

When Don McLean released "American Pie," my friends and I took heroic steps to figure out what the puzzling song was about.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Cars can make drivers feel invisible

You could commit all sorts of crimes and not be held responsible if you were invisible, because no one could see you do them. That, in a nutshell, is why I believe people these days drive like raving lunatics.
By Bill Kirby

SC legislators face looming deadline for bills' passage

COLUMBIA - South Caro­li­na's House and Senate will be busy this week trying to meet a legislative deadline. Bills that haven't advanced from one chamber to the other by Friday have little chance of becoming law this year.
By Seanna Adcox

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Judge Buddy Jolles (pictured here.)
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Spring fever usually means more motorcycle crashes

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