Lake seeing an active summer

Plentiful sunshine and a full lake pool have made for easy, summer living for Thurmond Lake business owners and visitors.
By Meg Mirshak

Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
By Susan McCord

Funds needed for Goodale House

The owner of the Goodale House on Sand Bar Ferry Road started an online fundraiser to help restore one of Georgia's oldest surviving homes. And he's giving away pieces of the house as rewards for donations.
By Wesley Brown

Free Wi-Fi in downtown Aiken

Atlantic Broadband's free high speed Wi-Fi service in downtown Aiken is now operating. It covers the perimeter along Laurens and Newberry streets between Barnwell Street and Park Avenue. 

Frazier retires after demotion

Long-time Richmond County principal Wayne Frazier, known for his unorthodox approach to school reform, submitted his resignation Wednesday after being demoted to a teacher this summer.
By Tracey McManus

Federal, local VA documents differ

New information released Wednesday by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs contradicts federal documents that the local VA provided The Augusta Chronicle earlier this month.
By Wesley Brown

Foundation donates Tasers to police

The Deputy J.D. Paugh Foundation presented the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office with state-of-the-art taser equipment valued at nearly $2,700. 
By Travis Highfield

Few local races on Nov. 4 ballot

Federal and state races will dominate the Nov. 4 ballot after Augusta voters did most of their local decision-making in the May 20 partisan primary and nonpartisan election.
By Susan McCord

Aiken chef hosting demo at market

Brandon Velie, owner of Juniper in Ridge Spring and South Carolina Chef Ambassador, will perform a cooking demonstration at the Aiken County Farmers Market on Saturday. 
By Doug Stutsman

Apply for disaster training class

The Richmond County Emergency Management Agency is taking applications for their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class scheduled for August 21. 
By Doug Stutsman

Report: FAA unaware of power pole

The National Transportation Safety Board released a new report Wednesday with details surrounding a plane crash in February 2013 that killed five members of The Vein Guy staff.
By Jenna Martin

Rants & Raves

Why doesn't Sheriff Whittle ever call you back? ... His Web site says he works for the people, but he doesn't act like it.

Kirby: What were Augusta's top stories since 1964?

The Atlanta newspaper has displayed a very simple, but very interesting slideshow of images from the top news stories over the past 50 years. If "The Chronicle" compiled a similar slideshow for the Augusta area, what would you put in it?

Moore: Readers lifted my spirits

After my diagnosis for leukemia, readers share their stories of cancer and of helping loved ones fight the disease.
By Glynn Moore

Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

COLUMBIA - A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence.
By Meg Kinnard

Top SC substandard bridges on I-26

For the 13th time in the 17 years the list of the top substandard birdges in the state has been released, it is again topped by the I-26 bridge just northwest of Columbia.
By Bruce Smith

Across Georgia

SMYRNA, Ga. - Emory-Adventist Hospital announced Wednesday that it will close its doors by the end of October.

Across South Carolina

SUMTER, S.C. - A 32-year-old Sumter woman has died after she was found unresponsive in her cell at the Sumter County jail.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Louise Shivers (pictured here.)
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