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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rants & Raves

Rave to our sheriff for removing all the small signs it seemed were on every corner in Richmond County. Looked real good for a few weeks. Now it looks like all the ticket brokers/scalpers have put ...

Gun with filed-down serial number found during traffic stop

An Augusta man was arrested Saturday after a gun with an altered serial number was found in his possession during a traffic stop, a police report states.
By Travis Highfield

State to push Gracewood patients out

Georgia is under a 2010 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice after the federal government sued over the conditions in the state hospitals, part of an effort to enforce the U.S. Supreme ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 28, 2015

State denies records to grieving mother

Cornelius James had just turned 18 when he died, before his mother could establish formal legal guardianship, and the state is now using that to deny her a copy of its own investigation into his ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Woman dies after Heard Avenue fire

A woman was hospitalized and later died late Saturday after she was found unresponsive in a burning Heard Avenue duplex.
By Travis Highfield

Group travels down Savannah River to raise awareness

The journey, is part adventure, part consciousness raising and part environmental activism by Bob Brooksher, his friend Joanne Steele and her son, Jesse Steele, called "Source to the Sea."
By Steve Crawford

Triple Crown's final jewel

The final leg of the Triple Crown was held Saturday in Aiken.
By Mike Adams

Augusta man accused of armed robbery

An Augusta man is accused of armed robbery after deputies say he held a woman at gunpoint early Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

City Ink: Concerns of lack of mayor lunch coverage merit reply

It came to my attention that several commenters had remarked that last Sunday's column lacked sufficient detail about what King Hardie Davis said during our recent lunch at Nacho Mama's. 
By Sylvia Cooper

BMX riders take inaugural lap at new track

Under blue, cloudless skies Saturday, the official opening of the Blanchard Woods BMX Track and Skate Park was grand.
By Scott Rouch

Rants & Raves

Thank goodness, most folks in Columbia County recognize the fact that the quality of life they enjoy is due to the wonderful school system they have.

Kirby: How well you do know Augusta history?

Take this local history quiz and test your knowledge and memory on local things that have happened in March.
By Bill Kirby

Soldier transition battalion draws complaints

In the past five years, soldiers have filed 76 complaints against Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion - fifth-most among the 33 units that received at least one complaint.
By Wesley Brown

Stormwater fee to pay salaries

While the city has presented maps of work requests, it has no firm timeline or detailed list of how and where an estimated $15 million in new annual revenue will be spent.
By Susan McCord

Deal orders states to prepare for marijuana bill enactment

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Friday ordering state agencies to start preparations for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill.
By Bill Hendrick

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jimmy Orr remembers his hole-in-one at Augusta National

Leaning on a bookshelf in Jimmy Orr's two-story townhouse is a shadowbox from the Augusta National Golf Club celebrating his hole-in-one on No. 12.
By Doug Stutsman

Where you live

Mossy Creek Elementary School student Jordan Jennings, 9, (holding out hand) tries to touch a robotic snake during the school's Science Day on Friday morning in North Augusta.   
By Michael Holahan

Man in wheelchair struck by vehicle

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Law enforcement agencies closing racial gap

Recent employment figures show the racial gap between area law enforcement agencies and the communities in which they serve continues to shrink.
By Travis Highfield

Brother-in-law convicted of killing Fort Stewart soldier

A federal jury took less than an hour to convict an Alabama man of murder in the 2013 baseball bat slaying of a Fort Stewart soldier found beaten on government property near the southeast Georgia ...

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

Rant to Sheriff Roundtree. Why won't you return calls to citizens who put you in office? Instead, you have gatekeepers to keep people from reaching you who send calls to other departments that, as expected, never call you back, either.

Across Georgia

FORSYTH, Ga. - A couple wanted in the death of a man beaten and strangled in Kansas have been arrested in central Georgia, police say.

Across South Carolina

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The trustees of financially troubled South Carolina State University approved a plan Monday for raising $20 million over three years.

Where you live

Darren Mitchell and Bella the boxer-mix enjoy a sunny day at the park.
By Chris Thelen
Bill Kirby

Almanac bodes well for Masters weather

I got out my Old Farmer’s Almanac, which was put together more than a year ago. It says the week should be nice, slightly warmer than usual and maybe a shower or two.

More stormwater fee meetings planned

The sessions, held at locations across Augusta-Richmond County, started March 10 after commissioners came under fire for implementing a fee without informing the public.
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