CDC says more HPV vaccination needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines against HPV, meningitis and pertussis or whooping cough.
By Tom Corwin

Turnout light at SPLOST session

Turnout was light but enthusiastic for Augusta's first mall information session about the Nov. 3 sales tax referendum.
By Susan McCord

Mystery box unearthed at Magnolia Cemetery

When Louise DeLaigle Reese died, she left one final mystery buried beneath the sexton building at Magnolia Cemetery.
By Charmain Brackett

Golf program helps wounded vets

Two months ago, veteran Stanley Martin had barely ever held a golf club before. But after an eight-week PGA HOPE course, Martin has established a swing, learned the fundamentals and built lasting friendships.
By Tracey McManus

Harlem Middle teachers get red carpet

A limousine ride and walk down a red carpet, complete with photographers, might be more pomp than many teachers are used to, but Harlem Middle School Principal Car­la Shelton said her teachers are worth pampering.
By Sean Gruber

Event focuses on human trafficking

Adrianne Marcía Fernandez wants to get Augusta talking about sexual exploitation, and she's starting the conversation with young women in the community.
By Meg Mirshak

Aiken Training Track losing stable

Darley America, owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, announced Wednesday that it would move its string of horses training at the Aiken Training Track by the end of September.
By John Boyette

Pharmacy residency added

Georgia Regents Medical Center got a $40,000 grant this year to add another first-year pharmacy residency position but more are needed across the country, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists said.
By Tom Corwin

Schools use past experience to ready for next wave of testing

The Georgia Milestones replaced the End of Course and Criterion-Referenced Competency standardized tests the previous school year, taking the form of an "end-of-grade" test for grades 3-8 and an end-of-course test for ninth grade and above.
By Sean Gruber

Schools look to curb crime rise

While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
By Travis Highfield

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Suspicious package evacuates Television Park

Television Park was evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious package delivered to the building was found to contain a threat and an unknown substance.
By Travis Highfield

Santorum says American workers are key

AIKEN — Rick Santorum says the experience of running for president in 2012 has him more at ease on the campaign trail these days, but it hasn’t dampened his message.
By Mike Rosier

Affordable Care Act led to improved health care, study finds

Not only did the Affordable Care Act allow millions to gain insurance coverage, but it actually resulted in better access to care and in fewer people reporting poor health, a new study found.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta woman wanted for assault

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman wanted in connection with an aggravated assault.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

A rant to everyone who wants Stone Mountain and all of the rest of the Confederate monuments in the South gone. Move!

Coroner investigating 'suspicious death'

The Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a suspicious death on Berthoud Pass, officials said Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

County official quits

Barry Smith, Columbia County's longtime director of Community and Leisure Services, resigned suddenly Monday without explanation, county officials said.
By Steve Crawford

Submissions sought for breast cancer awareness

The Augusta Chronicle is reaching out to breast cancer survivors and their families to be part of its annual Faces of Survival portrait series to celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

North Augustan accused of child exploitation

A North Augusta man is accused of disseminating child pornography after he was caught while using a file sharing service.
By Travis Highfield

Aiken teen wanted in shooting incident

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is requesting community assistance in locating an Aiken County teenager.
By Doug Stutsman

Second reading of stormwater fee passes

The Augusta Commission voted 6-4 to approve the second reading of a revised stormwater ordinance creating the fee Tuesday, with Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith and commissioners Mary Davis, Sean Frantom ...
By Susan McCord

New frozen yogurt shop opening in Augusta on Saturday

A Menchie's Frozen Yogurt shop is opening Saturday in Washington Crossing.

Augustan sentenced for terrorist aid

An Augusta man intent on joining the terrorist Islamic State was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 15-year prison term for criminal attempt to provide assistance to a terrorist organization.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman found in river identified

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A woman was found dead Tuesday morning in the Savannah River.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Final stormwater fee vote today

Augusta's controversial stormwater utility fee goes for a second and final Augusta Commission vote Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 27, 2015

Wide, heavy load ties up local traffic

Two giant freight shipments called "mega loads" passing through the area had transportation officials issuing warnings about traffic stoppages and slowdowns across a six-county stretch of I-20.
By Steve Crawford

Augusta park vandalized, suspects sought

An Augusta Parks & Recreation employee Monday morning discovered damage to the park on the 600 block of Fourth Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Shall we take George off the dollar or Jefferson off the five? By taking the Confederate flag down we've opened the door.

GOP presidential hopeful Santorum in Aiken July 28

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is scheduled to speak in Aiken on today at Newberry Hall.

Keel pledges to have university work with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

Despite the recent tragedy, are black people safer in South Carolina or in Chicago?

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Silas Norman  (pictured here.)
Bill Kirby

Postcard comes with lesson in proper pronunciation

It’s always embarrassing when you realize late in life that you have been mispronouncing a word. That’s me and “Natchitoches_– the town in central Louisiana.

Where you live: Finding some shade

Lakeside High School football player Grandon Jones, 14, peeks out from behind a beam under the football stadium bleachers at Lakeside High School.
By Michael Holahan

Thomson teen drowns in pond

McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the body of 19 year-old Marquavious Cummings was discovered at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in about 15 feet of water in a chalk mine pond off Iron Hill Road.
By Donna Stillinger

Foundation to honor slain SC senator

COLUMBIA - The family of Clementa C. Pinckney has established a foundation in honor of the late pastor and South Carolina state senator
By Sarita Chourey

Confederate flags placed near MLK church

ATLANTA - Confederate battle flags were stealthily placed on the grounds of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church, and authorities said Thursday they were looking for two white males who were recorded on surveillance camera leaving the banners behind.
By Kate Brumback
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Thomson teen drowns in pond

McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the body of 19 year-old Marquavious Cummings was discovered at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in about 15 feet of water in a chalk mine pond off Iron Hill Road.
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