Augusta State Farmers Market having good summer

Terry Judge has spent nearly every day during a hot summer patrolling his produce stand at the Augusta State Farmers Market on Fifth Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Prayer rally held outside Planned Parenthood

With the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote Monday on a bill to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding, more than 100 residents gathered Sunday for a prayer rally in front of the organization's downtown Augusta clinic.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen's 2003 death remains unsolved

Renardo Newton's life was cut short May 12, 2003, when he was found shot to death in a front yard on Old Savannah Road.
By Doug Stutsman

The Way We Were: Back To School

The future is that-away. Or at least it was 25 years ago in August 1990 when these North Aiken Elementary pupils were waiting for their first-ever school bus ride home.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Toppled brick column downtown

Outside the gated parking entrance to the Cotton Patch Jazz & Blues Cafe, 801 Reynolds St., a brick column toppled over.
By Jenna Martin

City Ink: VIPs turn out to honor Strength

When former Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength arrived for the dedication of the sheriff's office administration building in his honor Tuesday, he thought there were too many chairs under the tent. That's the kind of fellow he is. Humble and unassuming,
By Sylvia Cooper

Weather reporting more than just a hobby

Olin Berry and his wife Harriett are one of 23 families in the South Carolina midlands who are "cooperative observers" for the National Weather Service.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Missing persons cases frustrate families, law enforcement

Using data from local sheriff's offices and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, The Augusta Chronicle found 46 active cases in the Augusta area.
By Travis Highfield

Deal spokesman steps down

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's spokesman, Augusta native Brian Rob­inson, left the governor's office Fri­day to pursue a career in private industry.
By Walter C. Jones

Officials continue to remove illegal signs

Five months after the Richmond County Sheriff's Office organized a two-day cleanup, illegal signs are back on street corners, public rights of way and telephone poles.
By Doug Stutsman

Newly retired Aiken County superintendent proud of tenure

Dr. Elizabeth Eve­ritt, the superintendent of Aiken County schools since 2008, retired this week. She sat down to talk about her four decades in education.
By Mike Rosier

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Molestation reported at Wal-Mart

Columbia County authorities are trying to identify a man suspected of molesting an 8-year-old girl at the Grovetown Wal-Mart store.
By Steve Crawford

C-SPAN's Augusta features airing this weekend

Augusta's historical sites and local authors will be in the television spotlight this weekend. C-SPAN's Cities Tour series showcases the Garden City's literary life on Saturday and history on Sunday.
By Meg Mirshak

Woman, 85, dies in Appling house fire

Alleen Brake was found on the second floor between the stairs and a bedroom door after firefighters put out the blaze.
By Scott Rouch Columbia County Bureau

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

Augusta teenager robbed at gunpoint

An Augusta teenager was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

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

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

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 ...
By Tracey McManus

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

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

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

Kirby: Pronunciation lesson included in postcard

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 that I had always pronounced ...
By Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

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

Alexander Drive rezoning sought for grocer

Augusta planning commissioners will hear a request Monday to rezone property near the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive for a "grocer use."
By Jenna Martin

Augusta banker named president of State Bank & Trust

Remer Brinson III, the former chief executive officer for Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been named the president of State Bank & Trust, which now owns First Bank.
By Tim Rausch

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 ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Richmond County home ransacked

A suspect is sought after a Hephzibah home was ransacked and burglarized Tuesday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man fires gun toward intruders

An Augusta man fired a gunshot in the direction of home invaders Wednesday.
By Doug Stutsman

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 ...
By Sean Gruber

Adding a touch of paint

Burles Johnson of BA Johnson Construction paints over green primer on one of the gables Wednesday at Hildebrandt's in downtown Augusta.
By Todd Bennett

'Augusta Chronicle' reaching out to breast cancer survivors

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

Rants & Raves

The "blue light specials" on Highway 1 in Blythe are not about the people speeding who might not need to be, but about the embarrassment it is causing our town from Louisville, Ga., to South Carolina. Blythe just does not need that reputation at all.

Moore: We need a modern-day social contract

In the footsteps of Rousseau, we should draw up a social contract that includes such rules as no perfume at work and no blaming the waitress.
By Glynn Moore
Bill Kirby

Time to play the Augusta alphabet game

I need your help. We’re trying to come up with a way to show off Augusta with an example from each letter of the alphabet.

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Silas Norman  (pictured here.)
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Columbia County authorities have identified a Crawford, Ga., man who died after plunging a car into Keg Creek and divers are on the scene to begin searching for a second person who might have been ...
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