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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Allen, Cassell stay on for now

New city administrator Janice Allen Jackson asked the commission to retain interim administrators Tameka Allen and Steve Cassell until she fills two deputy administrator slots.
By Susan McCord

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."

Man sought in cellphone theft

Police are searching for a man accused of stealing a woman's cellphone Monday while they waited for a job interview for a position at McDonalds.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta Fire Department gets new engine

Between now and mid-2015, the Augusta Fire Department will replace two-thirds of its trucks with new, enhanced firefighting vehicles.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

State emergency management chief replaced

ATLANTA - The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been demoted after the state's weak response to a snowstorm in metro Atlanta.
By Kathleen Foody

Stone clears way for judge's appointment

Sen. Jesse Stone's decision to withdraw his name from consideration for a vacant judgeship in Burke County paved the way for Gov. Nathan Deal to appoint Jack Cox.
By Walter C. Jones

1 arrested in child pornography

An Aiken County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigation into the distribution of child pornography netted one arrest, officials announced Friday.
By Travis Highfield

High court to hear on Project Jackson

The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear the lawsuit that has stalled North Augusta's Project Jackson development, which includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak

Autopsies confirm murder-suicide

Findings revealed that 55-year-old James Tomac died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, 44-year-old Teresa Tomac, died from multiple gunshot wounds; her death has been ruled a homicide.
By Travis Highfield

Man charged with illegal hunting

A Warrenville, S.C., man is accused of illegal hunting after a game warden said he caught him and three others shooting a hog from the back of a moving truck Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Property near fort to be developed

Work on more than 20,000 square feet of office and warehouse space just outside Fort Gordon could start by the end of this year.
By Jenna Martin

Rants & Raves

It's pitiful the way Augusta's politicians use Veterans Day as a "photo op" walking in their parades; making long introduction speeches before the TV cameras; sliding in to have their pictures ...

High court rules in probation case

Georgia's Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that it is legal for local courts to contract with private companies to supervise offenders on probation.
By Walter C. Jones

Brown turkey tradition continues

The annual James Brown Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway was held Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

$1,200 worth of sneakers stolen from Hephzibah home

A Hephzibah man told deputies someone stole more than $1,200 worth of sneakers from his son's bedroom Friday.
By Travis Highfield

You remembered: Trains once part of Augusta life

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last week we asked you to remember the days of train travel and the old Union Station. If you would like to share a memory, e-mail bill.kirby@augustachronicle.

Storm brings heavy rain, property damage

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Butler High lunchroom, construction offices vandalized

Vandals ransacked a construction company's trailer at Butler High School on Saturday and caused damage in the school's lunch room, a police report says.
By Travis Highfield

2 hospitalized in McDuffie County wreck

Two people were hospitalized Saturday after an accident on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County.
By Donna Stillinger

Harlem teen killed in Warren County crash

The 17-year-old was killed after running a stop sign while returning home from church, a state trooper said.
By Donna Stillinger

Rants & Raves

A rave to  our mayor if he would shower accolades of Ricardo Azziz to UNLV as he gave Ronnie Few for District of Columbia fire chief.

Kirby: Have yourself a spice-filled Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving probably requires more spices than all the other holidays combined, and no one wants to be caught late on Thanksgiving Eve without that crucial ingredient that will make or break a stuffing, pie, glaze or gravy.
By Bill Kirby

Thanksgiving closings

County closings announced for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Veterans an asset to workforce

ATLANTA - Georgia's population of working-age military veterans give the state an often unrecognized quality work force, experts say, an asset communities such as Augusta are trying to promote.
By Walter C. Jones

Moore: We give thanks for Thanksgiving

We take candy on Halloween, and gifts at Christmas, but Thanksgiving is the time to make our souls better by showing our gratitude.
By Glynn Moore

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Gov. Carl Sanders (pictured here.)
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