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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rants & Raves

Raves to the folks that are taking the private probation companies to court. They got greedy and out of control. Now, it's time for the cities around the state to be held accountable for ...

Pardon our mess: Dilapidated gas sign

A dilapidated gas sign sits outside Kelly's Mini Mart on Washington Road still list a price, even though the gas pumps are not working.

Moore: You'd better take time to listen

The death of singer Percy Sledge brought back three perfect minutes in a home-improvement store.
By Glynn Moore

Trees, power lines down across area

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Proud said there were reports of tornadoes touching down in the Augusta area, but nothing was confirmed. A team will visit the area Monday to make a ...
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Across Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Residents are protesting against a pipeline that could carry fuel from the Gulf Coast to the southeast.

Where you live

Assistant Director of CDC Main at Fort Gordon Latanya Wiggins (left) applies a little glitter to the nose of Ariel Jansen, 4, at Fort Gordon's Spring Fest held at Barton Field.
By Mike Adams

3rd Boshears enters Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

Col. Willis M. "Buster" Bo­shears Jr., whose first logbook entry was made at age 6, served in the Air Force and worked at Daniel Field Airport for most of his professional life.
By Doug Stutsman

Con job at law firm to end criminal career

To put it in the words of the man who had trusted him like a brother, Richard Lee Owen is a really good con artist, one who honed his criminal skills for 45 years.
By Sandy Hodson

Students work to clean up historic cemetery

Saturday's cold, misty weather couldn't deter a group of Georgia Regents University students who've pledged to clean up a Harrisburg cemetery they feel has been long forgotten. 
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Mother behind autism insurance push eager for Deal to sign bill

ATLANTA — Each day as Gov. Nathan Deal plods through a stack of more than 300 bills passed by the 2015 General Assembly, Anna Bullard becomes a tad more anxious.
By Bill Hendrick

Tuition increases tough on students

Along with the higher costs of providing services and a push to create new academic programs, higher tuition at Georgia's state colleges and universities is a result of years of the state ...
By Tracey McManus

Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.
By Sylvia Cooper

Program offers drug addicts healing through work, Christ

A simple archway welcomes visitors down a dirt driveway to Brea­king Free in Davisboro, Ga. The emblem says it all: Three crosses bursting through heavy-link chain.
By Lisa Kaylor

Rants & Raves

I must applaud the Meybohm representative who found my bills and went to each business and submitted my payments. What a relief it is to know good honest people still exist!

Kirby: Hard work with plants hasn't paid off

It amuses my wife that I keep being asked to speak to garden clubs. "It's like asking the Fal­cons coach how to win the Super Bowl," she said with a snicker.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, April 17, 2015

Final suspect in chop shop operation pleads guilty

Kyle E. Palmer, 22, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to operating a chop shop and theft. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly accepted the plea negotiation and imposed a sentence of two years in ...

One injured Friday in gas station shooting

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting Friday afternoon at an Augusta convenience store.
By Doug Stutsman

Survey: Families satisfied with state care

A survey by the advocacy group VOR finds that families with loved ones in state developmental centers and hospitals are much happier with the care than those with relatives in non-institutional ...
By Tom Corwin

Parole board rescinds plan to free rapist in letter to DA

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with ...
By Sandy Hodson

Mosquito complaints increased last year

Augusta received nearly 2,100 more mosquito complaints last year than Colum­bia County for what records suggest could be the result of more residential properties and swimming pools being ...
By Wesley Brown

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

For all you people who refuse to turn your lights on when it's raining: I am getting older now so those light-colored cars are almost impossible to see. Good luck!

Cloudy day at the canal

By Michael Holahan

Columbia County's next 20 years

About 40 people turned out for the first of four "visioning" meetings for the growth of Columbia County at Patriots Park. The next meeting is Thursday.
By Steve Crawford
Glynn Moore

When a Percy Sledge song hits your ears, it can settle in your heart

Last week’s sad news of the death of singer Percy Sledge brought back memories for me, as I’m sure it did for most of you.
Bill Kirby

20 season conjures thoughts of previous ones

It was a good opening night for our Augusta GreenJackets, their 20th at what we call Lake Olmstead Stadium. I watched former Mayor Deke throw out the first pitch.

GA GOP conventions support 'religious freedom' bill

ATLANTA - Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, said that 11 of Georgia's 14 Republican district conventions voted to urge passage of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
By Bill Hendrick

World War II, Korean War veterans to tour memorials in DC

COLUMBIA - Four months ago, only six World War II veterans had signed on to fly to Washington, D.C., in May for a special tour to see the memorials built in their honor.
By Susanne M. Schafer
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State officials try to calm roadway extension concerns

State officials met with a group to calm concerns that construction could cause soil and stream contamination and damage personal property, public health and the local environment.
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