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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sales tax holiday weekend nears

The Georgia Retail Association is reminding residents that the state's tax holiday is quickly approaching.

SC gay couples ask for marriage licenses

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Six same-sex couples are going to ask the Greenville County Probate Court for marriage licenses. South Carolina's ban on gay marriage still stands. 

Suspect asks for ride, then takes vehicle

An Augusta man who agreed to give another man a ride to an undetermined location Tuesday afternoon is now without his vehicle after he says the man drove off in his sport utility when the two men ...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

EMS physician training starts Wednesday

The instruction will focus on liability, legal responsibility, as well as defensive and offensive driving, and will be conducted by Augusta Fire Department training coordinators.
By Doug Stutsman

Police ease way into 'slowpoke' law

Law enforcement officers are putting more emphasis on educating motorists of Georgia's "slowpoke" law instead of issuing citations, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Commission still might raise taxes

Augusta commissioners appear headed to a possible compromise on a property tax increase after defeating a $9 million increase at a called meeting Monday. 
By Susan McCord

Last surviving member of Enola Gay crew dies

ATLANTA - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
By Kate Brumback

Where you live

Brandon Stutts (right), 14, and Dylan Dickey, 14, sit in freshman orientation Tuesday at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta.
By Sara Caldwell

Across the region

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Parents of dead teen in gym mat sue local board

VALDOSTA, Ga. - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.

Rants & Raves

Why isn't Richmond County government doing anything about the business in a zoned residential area at Floyd Drive and Richmond Hill Road? It has already had complaints filed. Now the company has ...

Sheriff's program gives youths experience

The Police Exploring program, which is part of the Boy Scouts of America, takes youths ages 16 to 20 with no criminal record and a good standing in school and introduces them to life in law ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Battle over vacant buildings could go to court

Last week, Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen gave Bonnie Ruben and the city of Augusta 30 days to reach an agreement on whether a former department store and burned nightclub she ...
By Wesley Brown

First federal storm grant awarded to city

Augusta has received its first distribution of federal reimbursement funding for cleanup from a winter ice storm.
By Meg Mirshak

Theater apologizes for movie scenes

Regal Entertainment Group said Tuesday the company is evaluating complaints its Augusta theater showed scenes from the film "Sex Tape" instead of a children's movie.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. woman finds, returns cash

SAVANNAH, GA. -- It's a scenario many have dreamed about but few have actually encountered - what to do after stumbling upon a large sum of money lying on the ground.

Burglar hid in attic, woman says

An Augusta woman told police a burglary and armed robbery suspect damaged her ceiling while he was hiding from police in her attic.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Little evidence found in cyclist attack

The McCormick County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the reported attack on a bicyclist over the weekend. They searched for vehicle tracks and other evidence but have found only one ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputy charged with running red light, causing wreck

COLUMBIA- A Richland County sheriff's deputy has been charged with running a red light and causing a wreck in Columbia that injured a woman.

Woman, 88, slugged with skillet

LAGRANGE, Ga. -- An 88-year-old Troup County woman has told police there that she was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet while she was lying in bed.

Rants & Raves

Rant to all the local restaurants that do not offer senior discounts. Seniors, take your money somewhere else if they won't give you a discount.

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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