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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mother behind autism insurance push eager for Deal to sign bill

ATLANTA — Each day as Gov. Nathan Deal plods through a stack of more than 300 bills passed by the 2015 General Assembly, Anna Bullard becomes a tad more anxious.
By Bill Hendrick

Tuition increases tough on students

Along with the higher costs of providing services and a push to create new academic programs, higher tuition at Georgia's state colleges and universities is a result of years of the state ...
By Tracey McManus

Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.
By Sylvia Cooper

Program offers drug addicts healing through work, Christ

A simple archway welcomes visitors down a dirt driveway to Brea­king Free in Davisboro, Ga. The emblem says it all: Three crosses bursting through heavy-link chain.
By Lisa Kaylor

Rants & Raves

I must applaud the Meybohm representative who found my bills and went to each business and submitted my payments. What a relief it is to know good honest people still exist!

Kirby: Hard work with plants hasn't paid off

It amuses my wife that I keep being asked to speak to garden clubs. "It's like asking the Fal­cons coach how to win the Super Bowl," she said with a snicker.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, April 17, 2015

Final suspect in chop shop operation pleads guilty

Kyle E. Palmer, 22, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to operating a chop shop and theft. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly accepted the plea negotiation and imposed a sentence of two years in ...

One injured Friday in gas station shooting

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting Friday afternoon at an Augusta convenience store.
By Doug Stutsman

Survey: Families satisfied with state care

A survey by the advocacy group VOR finds that families with loved ones in state developmental centers and hospitals are much happier with the care than those with relatives in non-institutional ...
By Tom Corwin

Parole board rescinds plan to free rapist in letter to DA

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with ...
By Sandy Hodson

Mosquito complaints increased last year

Augusta received nearly 2,100 more mosquito complaints last year than Colum­bia County for what records suggest could be the result of more residential properties and swimming pools being ...
By Wesley Brown

Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion closing

Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion, the second-largest in the Army, is one of 10 military medical units nationwide that will be closed by August 2016, as the number of sick and injured ...
By Wesley Brown

Schools prepare for new cybersecurity curriculum

As five schools in Rich­mond and Columbia counties begin implementing a new "cybersecurity" career pathway this summer, teachers and students are busy preparing for the new curriculum.
By Sean Gruber

Restricting goals draws foul in neighborhoods

Sammie Sias and the Richmond County Neighborhood Alliance have scored points fighting for quality growth in south Richmond County. But last week's effort to eliminate street basketball games might ...
By Susan McCord

Tin types capture musicians

By Chris Thelen

Lights of the South license suspended

Lights of the South, the popular holiday attraction near Grovetown, had its business license suspended earlier this week, pending a vote before the Columbia County Commission next Tuesday.
By Wesley Brown

Block party to honor James Brown

The inaugural James Brown Block Party Tribute will bring together musical acts and fans of the legendary late soul singer for a festival to mark his birthday.
By Meg Mirshak

Animal Rescue owner cited, stripped of license

The owner of an Evans animal rescue group was sentenced Wednesday after being cited for not caring for animals properly and was stripped of her license.
By Valerie Rowell

Rants & Raves

Don't know anything about the mayor in the little town of Blythe, but my senior friends and I enjoyed the festival events held by the fund-raising committee. 

Augusta firm wins state manufacturer of the year honor

Three manufacturers are chosen each year in categories based on the size of their employment. Prayon was selected as the 2015 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year for small-sized businesses, which ...
By Tim Rausch

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

For all you people who refuse to turn your lights on when it's raining: I am getting older now so those light-colored cars are almost impossible to see. Good luck!

Moore: You'd better take time to listen

The death of singer Percy Sledge brought back three perfect minutes in a home-improvement store.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Hard work with plants hasn't paid off

It amuses my wife that I keep being asked to speak to garden clubs. "It's like asking the Fal­cons coach how to win the Super Bowl," she said with a snicker.
By Bill Kirby

World War II, Korean War veterans to tour memorials in DC

COLUMBIA - Four months ago, only six World War II veterans had signed on to fly to Washington, D.C., in May for a special tour to see the memorials built in their honor.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Notable area deaths of 2015

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