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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Empty Stocking Fund: Health issues threaten Christmas

An Augusta father and mother have lost time on the job because both have faced recent health challenges.

Where you live

Ashley Lunceford (far right) of Thomson takes a picture of a family member as her husband Patrick looks on at Lights of the South in Grovetown.
By Chris Thelen

Gogick: Chronicle continues holiday traditions

When you work in the news media, a regular rotation on the holiday schedule is what you sign up for.
By John Gogick

RCSO announces four employees of the year

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced its employees of the year Thursday at its annual Christmas party.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Has anyone thought the police officers took down Michael Brown and Eric Garner because they were breaking the law, not because they were black?

Empty Stocking List

List of donors to the Empty Stocking Fund

Couple escapes morning fire uninjured

An Evans couple escaped from their home, which caught fire early Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Columbia County Alternative School holds winter graduation

Twenty students got their high school diplomas as a part of Columbia County Alternative School's Save our Seniors program.
By Scott Rouch

Deputies search for Bud Light thief

Deputies are searching for a man accused of stealing beer Wednesday from a local business.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen leaves ID behind after allegedly taking dirt bike

An Augusta teenager remains at large after allegedly stealing a dirt bike Sunday from the back of a victim's truck.
By Doug Stutsman

Troops return from deployment in time for holidays

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chief Warrant Officer 4 Duane Sandbothe returned from a deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday with plans to keep his holiday homecoming a secret from his 8-year-old son for a full ...
By Russ Bynum

Empty Stocking Fund: Single mother seeks help

An Augusta single mom with a very small income is asking for help this holiday.

People sought in Bath fatal shooting

Police say David Paul Dempsey, 27, Savannah Parker, 29, and Christopher Jean Seymour, 27, "might have information" regarding the shooting that occurred at 158 Railroad Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Haley names director of state's newest agency

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday that Marcia Adams, of the Budget and Control Board, will head up the new Department of Administration when the agency officially opens for business July 1.
By Seanna Adcox

Commissioner lauds work on Ebola

Despite some challenges, Georgia’s public health system and its hospitals are ready to handle any potential Ebola patients, the commissioner of Georgia Department of Public Health said Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

Business news

ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent last month as employers continued to create new jobs and lay off fewer workers, state officials said Thursday.

Legislators weigh debt forgiveness to retain teachers

COLUMBIA - South Carolina could recruit and keep more good teachers by forgiving student loans, paying teacher mentors a stipend and boosting some teachers' salaries, a Senate study panel says.

Augusta firefighter damages new aerial truck

An Augusta firefighter had a nearly $8,500 whoopsie with its new aerial truck before it was even put into commission.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

MCG students buy toys for sick children

A half-dozen students from the Medical College of Georgia enjoyed the fruits of their labor Thursday, as they loaded more than 250 toys into a giant box wrapped like a present at the Children's ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Brush fires reported on Hwy. 520 in North Augusta

Crews are battling three separate brush fires on Highway 520 in North Augusta. Approximately 3:30 p.m., deputies were called to the exit ramp of Highway 1 on Hwy. 520.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

I thought an EBT card was to help the needy with their food needs. I learned today while making my $2 purchase with cash that you can have an EBT card and ask for cash back.

Empty Stocking Fund donations

Previously acknowledged: $91,044.94

Empty Stocking Fund: Ailing parents in need

An Augusta mother who has been helping care for an ailing husband and their children is now suffering neck pains herself, and looking at surgery in the weeks ahead.

Kirby: Counties mushroomed to fight cities

Georgia's 159 counties, a lot in anybody's book, developed as a way for rural-minded politicians to fight urban growth.
By Bill Kirby

Where you live

The Georgia Regents University Dance Team performs Saturday at Christenberry Fieldhouse during halftime of the Jaguars' game against Montevallo.
By Chris Thelen

St. Teresa dedicates its new church

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Columbia Road holds rite of dedication and first Mass at its much-larger facility.
By Jim Blaylock

Gogick: Chronicle continues holiday traditions

When you work in the news media, a regular rotation on the holiday schedule is what you sign up for.
By John Gogick

Museum remembers controversial SC Red Shirts

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The home of a Confederate officer who helped take power away from blacks and drive Republicans out of South Carolina's government after the Civil War is now a museum.
By Jeffrey Collins

No struggling Georgia hospitals create stand-alone ERs

ATLANTA - Months after Georgia allowed struggling rural hospitals to scale back their operations to save money, not a single facility has signed on.
By Ray Henry
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