Supplies, haircuts given at event

Back 2 School Jamz Cutz, sponsored by Perry Broadcasting, provided free school supplies, haircuts and manicures to more than 2,000 children heading back to school.
By Lisa Kaylor

CDC warns of bad bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a "call to action" that the U.S. needs to address the increasing spread of C. diff and other deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
By Tom Corwin

EPA plan credits new nuclear reactors

Nuclear construction like that under way at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle got a boost this week in a proposal unveiled by the Obama administration.
By Meg Mirshak

Deputies to ride school buses to monitor traffic safety

Some Richmond County school buses will carry a deputy this year as the sheriff's office cracks down on motorists who fail to yield for stop signals.
By Travis Highfield

Board finds more property to tax

Since implementing in 2011 a new system of assessing property values using aerial images, the Richmond County Board of Assessors reports $2.35 million in discovered property tax and other revenue.
By Susan McCord

Sheriff, others back SPLOST

Voter approval of a Nov. 3 special purpose, local option sales tax referendum is "crucial" to continuing the mission of law enforcement, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said at a voter open house.
By Susan McCord

$80,000 severance for director who quit

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously to approve more than $80,000 in severance pay to former Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith.
By Steve Crawford

Hephzibah High teacher looks forward to cybersecurity classes

Lionel Harper summed up his feelings on being one of four Richmond County teachers selected to start a pilot of the district's new cybersecurity career pathway this year with one word: "privileged."
By Sean Gruber

Aiken superintendent plans first 100 days

AIKEN - Dr. Sean Alford delivered an aggressive plan Tuesday for his first 100 days as leader of the Aiken County Public School District.
By Mike Rosier

Environmental groups sue over pipeline

Five environmental groups are seeking to join the legal fight against the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.
By Mary Landers

Augusta Commission readies SPLOST 7 push

Battle lines are being drawn as Augusta Commission members start a last push to garner public input and support for the sales tax package going before voters Nov. 3.
By Susan McCord

Articles from the Metro section archive

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

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

'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.

Will Morris named Morris CEO

William S. "Will" Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Morris Com­munications Co.

Friday, July 31, 2015

SC Republicans seek Planned Parenthood audit

COLUMBIA - South Caro­lina House Republicans are seeking an audit of Planned Par­enthood clinics in the state as Congress considers cutting off federal funding to the abortion provider.
By Seanna Adcox

Where you live: Staying afloat

Ricky Luther tries to keep his head above water as he kayaks at Aqueduct Park.
By Michael Holahan

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

Ex-public safety chief running for mayor

Gary Jones, who was fired from his public safety job in April, said Friday that he would run against Mayor George James in the Nov. 3 election.
By Steve Crawford

Wheeless Road Elementary staff hit road to inform community

The bus ride and flyer distribution by Wheeless Road Elementary School staff was meant to "build connections" between the school and the communities in the surrounding area.
By Sean Gruber

Rants & Raves

Thank you, Nick Evans, for your article on July 12. He ought to change the name back to Augusta University or the University of Augusta. Stay on it. Maybe we will get it changed.

Authorities address concerns over domestic violence policy

South Carolina authorities say a sheriff's captain misspoke when he suggested that no arrests would be made in domestic violence cases in which the victim is unwilling to press charges.
By Travis Highfield

Alternative school to launch mentoring program

Kim Evans, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA, said the program will help students learn about making good choices, choosing the right friends, coping with emotions and other issues that ...
By Tracey McManus

Kirby: Time to play the Augusta alphabet game

We're trying to come up with a way to show off Augusta with an example from each letter of the alphabet.
By Bill Kirby

Shift from refinancings to home mortgages is increasing

With interest rates hovering around 4 percent for a couple of months, the mortgage market is drifting toward an equilibrium with home purchases versus refinancings.
By Tim Rausch and Jenna Martin

Rally Sunday in front of Planned Parenthood

An Evans woman has organized a prayer rally on the sidewalks in front of Augusta's Planned Parenthood clinic on Sunday.

Man pleads guilty in domestic violence

Dyrell N. Marshall, 31, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for an attack during which he choked his girlfriend, struck her in the face and dragged her by her hair.

Back-to-school shoppers head out on tax holiday

The allure of free sales tax was enough to draw soon-to-be Georgia Regents University freshman Tanousha Augustin into Best Buy on Friday for a laptop purchase.
By Jenna Martin

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

Anna's Linens store closing

Anna's Linens, a home goods store open less than two years in Augusta, is preparing to shutter as part of its company's bankruptcy proceedings.
By Jenna Martin

'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

If you want to protect your son, don't let him get near the new Boy Scouts.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office seeks comments

A national law enforcement accreditation group is seeking the public's opinions on the Richmond County sheriff's office during a public meeting next week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
Bill Kirby

If you want to see change, check out parking lots

I cannot believe people will just leave money lying on the ground, but they do. At night, I guess, they figure it’s not worth getting a flashlight out and checking for it.

SC limits death certificates

COLUMBIA - The state of South Carolina has started limiting the number of death certificates that can be issued for each person to five.

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

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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