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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

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

Soldier awarded Purple Heart

Army Sgt. Beth VanVleet received a Purple Heart Friday for injuries sustained during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.
By Meg Mirshak

Augusta coalition urges support of Paine College

Augusta's Interfaith Coalition is imploring the community to make a drastic financial show of support for Paine College as the school attempts to regain fiscal stability and resolve accreditation ...
By Tracey McManus

Bond denied for robbery suspect

A man involved in a fatal kidnapping nearly 13 years ago was denied bond Friday on new charges filed in a recent robbery attempt that left the victim with gunshot and knife wounds.
By Sandy Hodson

Annual Aiken Lobster Race to take year off

The annual Aiken Lobster Race has been postponed until 2016, according to a post Friday afternoon on its Facebook Page.
By Doug Stutsman

Warrenville man crashes car into building, charged with DUI

A Warrenville man has been charged with DUI after crashing into the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center early Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

Area students get hands-on learning

Students had to use three sheets of newspaper and 6 feet of tape to create a structure at least 11 inches tall that would support the weight of one science textbook during a hands-on ...
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Three arrested in Aiken County EBT fraud

Three people were arrested Thursday when Aiken County authorities concluded a six-month investigation into EBT fraud at a Warrenville store.

Georgia National Guard forming cyber team

The Georgia National Gaurd was selected to establish a cyber protection team as part of the Army's efforts to boost its ranks protecting cyberspace.
By Meg Mirshak

Georgia Power's Vogtle expansion costs increase

Georgia Power Co. told state regulators Friday that its share of capital construction costs for the Plant Vogtle expansion has risen $246 million, and it asked for approval of completion dates 18 ...
By Meg Mirshak

Rants & Raves

The Georgia House of Representatives wants to let thousands of Geor­gians who failed graduation tests get diplomas anyway. As soon as that happens, it makes every legitimate diploma worthless.

Baseball bat attack leads to revoked probation, prison time

James Bush, 52, has been indicted on the new charge of aggravated assault for attacking John Morrison with a baseball bat on Oct. 6
By Sandy Hodson

Two Aiken County sheriff's K-9s die

Sampson, a 12-year-old bloodhound, was euthanized after battling cancer, and 5-year-old Nico was killed in a hit-and-run accident.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Georgia House passes $44.6 billion state budget for Senate review

ATLANTA — A $44.6 billion state budget approved Thursday would narrow past cuts to education spending, cut funding for low-interest student loans and ask school districts to pay to keep insurance ...
By Kathleen Foody

Across the region

LEXINGTON, S.C. - Grand jury indictments accuse a Lexington County father of strangling four of his children and beating a fifth last summer at their home.

SC State trustees meet as senators want to fire them

South Carolina State University trustees said Thursday they are being unfairly blamed for the university's problems, but likely will leave quietly in the best interest of the school if lawmakers ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Officials tout "great year" for University

Despite "stress" all hospitals are facing from increasing financial pressures, University Hospital had a "great year," officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Tutt Middle explores cultures

Broadening cultural horizons was the goal of Tutt Middle School's multicultural heritage night, which brought students, teachers and neighborhood members together to explore the ancestral ...
By Sean Gruber

Exchange club names award recipients

Representatives of area non-profits and supporters gathered at First Baptist Church Thursday to congratulate recipients of the Augusta Exchange Club's two largest fundraisers last year: the ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Warning issued for phone scam

Two Richmond County residents were victims of a phone scam this week that defrauds people by tricking them into paying money to avoid arrest for false claims that they missed jury duty.
By Meg Mirshak

Rants & Raves

If you like living in an area where they are building too many houses and not enough roads ... move to Columbia County.

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

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

Obama to visit South Carolina on Friday

WASHINGTON - Presi­dent Obama will visit South Carolina this week in his first visit to the state since being elected to the White House. U.S. Rep.

After delay, woman's execution set

ATLANTA - After getting a temporary reprieve when her execution was postponed because of winter weather forecasts, the only woman on Georgia's death row is again set for execution Monday.

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 Airlines.
By Kathleen Foody

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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Few citations issued under "slowpoke" law

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Ramone Lamkin said law enforcement agencies aren't cracking down on it like they do other traffic offenses, such as following too closely and failure to maintain lane.
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