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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Ebola scares find hospitals ready

Both University Hospital and Georgia Regents Medical Center said they were already prepared to use a higher level of personal protective equipment than even the Centers for Disease Control and ...
By Tom Corwin

Journal gives GRU grad students unique experience

Georgia Regents University's College of Education is ready to publish a new open access online journal geared toward graduate students, offering GRU's younger researchers the opportunity to get ...
By Sean Gruber

What Is It?

Did you recognize the 1963 Ford Galaxie in last week's photo, and do you know the make, model and year of this week's vehicle?
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Hikers go off the path

Hiking isn't for everyone, especially those who can fill out a complaint form.
By Bill Kirby

Former Burke County teacher pleads guilty

Ashley N. Ashe, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday in Burke County Superior Court to two counts of sexual assault against a person in school.

Teens acquitted of robbery

Christopher C. McCrary, 15, and Keylan M. Baker, 16, stood trial as adults in Richmond County Superior Court. The jury deliberated several hours Thursday before finding them both not guilty of ...

Man who shot KFC worker pleads guilty

Fredrick J. Bolden, 23, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault and a weapon charge for the Feb. 6 attempted holdup of an Kentucky Fried ...

Rants & Raves

You newcomers in Columbia County are going to find out that you cannot afford to pay for these big homes, and sooner or later, you will go back where you came from.

Fifth Street Bridge bump repaired

The drive over Augusta's Fifth Street bridge got slightly less bumpy Thursday morning - at least for the time being.
By Doug Stutsman

Allen targets overregulation in congressional campaign

If elected Nov. 4, Allen plans to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act; eliminate unnecessary regulation burdening farmers; and allow local banks and small businesses to say what practices are ...
By Wesley Brown

Partnerships needed in cyber sectors, NSA director says

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, said the nation's security rests on breaking down bariers between private and government sectors specializing in cyber defense. ...
By Meg Mirshak

2 sought in York Street drug-related shooting

A man told Aiken police his drug dealer shot him in the arm after he refused to pay for his drugs. Police are seeking two suspects in the case.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Car strikes elementary school bus

Police are working an accident where a vehicle ran a red light and struck a school bus carrying elementary school children on a field trip. Police said a gray sedan struck the bus at the ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

2 arrested in morning holdup

Two men have been charged after an unsuccessful armed robbery of a North Augusta gas station this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Georgia races close, poll shows

ATLANTA -- The races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate effectively tied, according to a new poll.
By Walter C. Jones

Steroid probe yields arrests

An Augusta man who told police he sold steroids to Richmond County deputies has been arrested but police said there appears to be no truth to the suspect’s claims involving deputy drug use.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Harrell quits, pleads guilty

COLUMBIA - Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has pleaded guilty to six campaign fiance violations and agreed to resign from office.
By Meg Kinnard

Morning wreck slows traffic

Expect delays at Peach Orchard Road near Bobby Jones Expressway after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Kimberly-Clark to cut around 1,300 jobs nationwide

In their third quarter results, Kimberly-Clark Corporation said Wednesday it plans to cut between 1,100 and 1,300 jobs nationwide as part of its restructuring plans.
By Doug Stutsman

Upscale addiction treatment facility opens

The facility off Bennock Mill Road is a cutting-edge residential addiction treatment facility, combining evidence-based treatment and wellness approaches like diet and personalized exercise ...
By Tom Corwin

Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

Rants & Raves

Huge rave to the Dog Networking Agency of Georgia for all you do to help save the animals! You are indeed a special group with big hearts and I praise you all. Thank you for helping so many that can't help themselves. God Bless.

'Chronicle' provides election coverage to prepare residents to vote

Attack ads on the television. Campaign fliers in my mailboxes. Endorsements on the editorial page. All signs of the times. All signs of the time when citizens get to exercise their right to vote.
By John Gogick

Kirby: Hiking trails leaves some off path

Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, two of our most accomplished travelers, are still on the road. I know, because they sent postcards from the Washington, D.C., area.

Moore: Mudslinging is nothing new in elections

It’s hard to click on the television without finding horrible things one candidate is saying about another. Lavishly decorated commercials make it seem that only the dregs of society run for office.

Voters weigh ideology, compromise with Perdue, Nunn

McDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate. But is compromise what voters really want?
By Christina A. Cassidy

Man shot by SC trooper gets support

COLUMBIA - An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

Construction worker killed in hit and run

OKATIE, S.C. - A highway construction worker has been killed in a hit and run in Beaufort County.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Columbia County health director Carole Davis (pictured here.)
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