Doctor part of effort to improve response to mass casualties

Dr. Gina Piazza is helping to lead a task force to suggest better ways for emergency departments to respond to events like the nightclub shooting in Orlando but says it still doesn't have the tools it needs to gather that information.
By Tom Corwin

Pride events draw crowds downtown

Many came to Augusta Pride's annual parade and festival Saturday for different reasons.
By Mike Wynn

Competition gives rowing club reason to celebrate

The Columbia Rowing Club took a break from the worries of rebuilding Saturday by participating in the USRowing Southeast Regional Championship at Lake Olmstead.
By David Lee

City Ink: A city where it pays to leave

Augusta Commission members are at it again, giving away more of your money for severance pay for employees that they just want to go away and even those who leave voluntarily.
By Sylvia Cooper

Chronicle wins 7 Georgia AP awards

The Georgia Associated Press honored The Augusta Chronicle on Saturday with seven awards for news reporting efforts in 2015, including first-place honors for deadline reporting, sports writing, best Web site and best picture story.

New laws in Georgia set to take effect July 1

ATLANTA - July kicks off the new year for state government, and it's also the first day for dozens of laws passed by the General Assembly.
By Kathleen Foody

The Way We Were: The Railway Express Agency

In the days before anyone considered parcel delivery by drone, there was the Railway Express Agency.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Road sign knocked over

A state road sign has been knocked over on 13th Street in downtown Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman

Arrests didn't close case in 1982 Aiken slaying

Aiken police were certain they could close the unsolved 1982 slaying of Linda Bradberry when they arrested five men, including her husband, for the supposed "murder for hire." But the men were eventually let go.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Paine College, you have died a slow death for several years.

Two teenagers charged with murder in Burke County slaying

According to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation press release, Kalvin Smith, Jr., 18, and Rodriquez Herndon, 17, are each charged with one count of murder in the death of Paul Golden III.
By Doug Stutsman

TV show 'Cops' returning to Augusta

Crews first came to Augusta in 2013 and spent eight weeks on ride-alongs with deputies.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man accused of putting feces in disabled mother's mouth

Quami Dewayne Kelly was booked into the Richmond County jail today on a charge of exploitation of the elderly or disabled.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Disadvantaged business enterprise coordinator resigns

Augusta's handling of equal opportunity in employment, business and accessibility took a turn Tuesday with a new hire and the sudden resignation of longtime Disadvantaged Bu­si­­ness ...
By Susan McCord

Geor­gia Bank & Trust merger will bring some layoffs

The pending merger between the parent companies of Augusta's Geor­gia Bank & Trust Co. and Columbia's South State Bank will cause some back-office employees to lose their jobs, the local ...
By Damon Cline

Charities receive money from Facebook home project

Ivey Homes owners Mark and Mike Ivey held a wrap-up and check presentation inside the new Columbia County house that was built to raise money for three local charities by letting Facebook ...
By Abbigail Lennon

School system to study magnet school athletics issue

The Richmond County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to conduct a study on whether magnet school students should be allowed to participate in Georgia High School Association events at other ...
By Doug Stutsman

Longtime financial adviser's bid protest rejected

The city of Augusta's longtime financial adviser lost a bid protest in a committee meeting Tuesday, although the recommendation must go before the full Augusta Commission for a final vote.
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

If someone other than a "person of color" applied for the city's compliance office job and didn't get it, could they go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?

Woman's attacker gets 20 years in prison

A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted Louis Mintze of aggravated battery Tuesday but acquitted him of a second charge of aggravated stalking.
By Sandy Hodson

Man guilty in graveyard shooting

A jury convicted a former Augusta city worker who shot a fellow employee last year during an argument in a city cemetery.
By Sandy Hodson

Gas prices may have peaked

The national average for a gallon of gas has declined for nine consecutive days, according to AAA-The Auto Club Group. In Georgia, the price drop has been longer, for 12 straight days in Georgia.

Richmond County judge to lead state group

Come July 1, Richmond County State Court Judge Richard A. Slaby will have an additional title - president of the Council of State Court Judges.
By Sandy Hodson

RCSO searching for convicted felon

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a suspect.
By Doug Stutsman

Police called to holdup

Police were on the scene of an armed robbery at the Deans Bridge Road GameStop.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Drug overdose linked to woman's April death

Officials initially said Hannah Newman's death could be connected to several recent fights the 22-year-old had been involved in.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ex-Olympian charged after standoff

The man involved in a five-hour police standoff Monday at his Richmond County home is a former Olympic competitor, authorities confirmed Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

A rave for Chick-fil-A furnishing for free the blood donors, law enforcement, and families of the LBGT shootings with drinks and sandwiches that, by the way, were prepared in their kitchen by ...

Child poverty continues to plague Georgia

Georgia fell slightly in an annual ranking of how children and families fare as the state continues to be plagued by a high percentage of children in poverty and parents without a secure job.
By Tom Corwin


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I HAVE WRITTEN to the Cracker Barrel company many times in the interest of placing a Cracker Barrel at I-520 and Peach Orchard Road. They have responded each time. They are waiting for someone in authority to work with them.

Kirby: Efforts aims to get rid of $100 bill

Search for graduate's gift leads to unknown facts about $100 bill.
By Bill Kirby

Unity March comes to Augusta

Community members take part in the Unity March against youth violence, child abuse, child trafficking and bullying in Augusta.
By Todd Bennett

U.S. Judge Royal, of Ga., changing status

U.S. District Court Judge Ashley Royal, of Macon, will take senior judge status in the coming months, The Telegraph newspaper reports.

Officials work to prevent repeat of dueling rallies

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lawmakers in South Carolina want to regulate events at the state Capitol in an effort to avoid the chaos of last July, when opposing hate groups held overlapping rallies and overwhelmed a massive police presence.
By Seanna Adcox

Moore: High school job taught well, paid well

Some young workers want a higher minimum wage, but all I got was $1.19 an hour.
By Glynn Moore

Small SC town sued over speeding ticket practices

TURBEVILLE, S.C. - A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Clarendon County town of Turbeville for its practice of charging speeders under an ordinance that allows the town to keep the fines rather than the state.
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Chronicle wins 7 Georgia AP awards

The Georgia Associated Press honored The Augusta Chronicle on Saturday with seven awards for news reporting efforts in 2015, including first-place honors for deadline reporting, sports writing, best Web site and best picture story.
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Hurley secures first PGA Tour victory
BETHESDA, Md. - Billy Hurley III shot 2-under-par 69 on Sunday to win his hometown Quicken Loans National at Congressional for his first PGA Tour victory. He finished at 17 under in Tiger Woods' ...
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