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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Police make arrest after Hephzibah homicide

A man was arrested after a homicide on Rheney Road in Hephzibah early Sunday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Aiken Lobster Race organizers explain cancellation

Safety concerns were among the reasons why Aiken's Lobster Race won't be held this year, officials said Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Cosby delivers comedy with no drama

Bill Cosby's performance in Augusta on Saturday night went on without interruption, with only one person protesting outside.
By Susan McCord

Legislators won't back Davis' power play

A local bill that would change Augusta's charter that consolidated the city and county in 1995 requires three House members and all three senators who represent areas of Augusta to move forward. 
By Susan McCord

Spending in Hyde Park project questioned

The city is unable to account for nearly a quarter-million dollars on the troubled Hyde Park relocation project, based on invoices it provided to The Augusta Chronicle.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord

Many of Deal's aides, executive officials get raises

ATLANTA - Many of Gov. Nathan Deal's top aides and senior executive branch officials got raises for 2015 that will far exceed what most teachers and state workers can expect in coming year.

Archery competition aids nonprofit

Proceeds from the National Field Archery Association's Southeast Indoor Sectionals will be donated to Champions Made From Adversity and earmarked for the Wounded Warriors archery program at Fort ...
By Travis Highfield

Exploring the Augusta Home and Garden Show

Home Depot's mascot, Homer (center), tries a Euro Body Shaper with Home Depot employees Brandy Douglas (left) and Justin Guthrie on Saturday at the 10th annual Augusta Home and Garden Show at ...
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Davis not first to seek added mayor power

Hardie Davis isn't the first Augusta mayor to seek additional power for the office.
By Susan McCord

Measure would end Georgia tax break on jet fuel

Georgia lawmakers might eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta-based Delta ...
By Kathleen Foody

Kirby: Ticket to blood drives is Flintstones

Thank you, reader, for your ideas on how to get my iron up so I could give blood.
By Bill Kirby

City Ink: Walker sheds light on city government

Former state Senate Major­ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was.
By Sylvia Cooper

Man stabbed during fight with sister

A 26-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after he was stabbed while slapping his sister, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

1 killed, 1 hurt at Waynesboro bar and grill

One man was killed and another injured in a shooting and stabbing at a Waynesboro bar and grill late Friday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Rants & Raves

If a person tried, he couldn't do a worse job of putting America in more danger. So, is Obama doing that on purpose?

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Students learn about local career options

More than 70 representatives from Augusta businesses, industries and universities attended A.R. Johnson and Murphy Middle School's Career Day Friday, offering students the opportunity to explore ...
By Sean Gruber

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Information belonging to millions of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Geor­gia consumers might have been compromised in a recent data breach.

Five arrested in Jefferson County following drug raid

Five people are being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center following a drug raid Thursday in Wadley.
By Doug Stutsman

GEMA sends Augusta $3 million for debris cleanup

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency wrote the City of Augusta a $3 million check on Feb. 16 to go towards the debris removal project for last year's ice storm.
By Doug Stutsman

Library asks for public's help identifying historic photos

A snapshot of nearly all Columbia County's history - its fields of golden wheat, pastures of crimson clover and crops of valuable tobacco - can be seen in more than 150 photographs donated to the ...
By Wesley Brown

Rants & Raves

Raves to the citizens of Hephzibah who were adamant about the awful, run-down former school. You being vocal about this eyesore made them tear it down at last. To get anything done in this town you are going to have to stand up.

Kirby: Winter's worst week

We took a vote at my house and chose the past week as the worst in a long time. Weather was bad. Ice and cold without the beauty of snow. Rain without the beauty of stopping. Everybody looked sick or felt sick or was sick.
By Bill Kirby

Reading across Augusta

By Michael Holahan

Woman's execution postponed over issues with drug

JACKSON, Ga. – The scheduled execution of the only woman on Georgia’s death row Monday was postponed over concerns about the potency of the lethal injectio
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia may lower income tax

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans have introduced a bill that will lower the rate on income taxes for individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs.
By Walter C. Jones

Senator drafts stricter bill on cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week.
By Bill Hendrick

Ex-superintendent in Atlanta cheating scandal dies

ATLANTA - Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta Pub­lic Schools superintendent charged in what prosecutors called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died without being tried in the case that reverberated nationwide.
By Kathleen Foody

The Way We Were: Police

Believe it or not, we have very little information on this photo. It was taken by a Chronicle photographer in August 1978 on 15th Street just down from the Butt Memorial Bridge.
By Bill Kirby

Notable area deaths of 2015

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