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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gerald Jones Mazda moving to Martinez

The final piece of local auto dealer Andy Jones' conglomerate is set to move this summer from Au­gusta's "Motor Mile" on Gordon High­way.
By Jenna Martin

Families get temporary cards to possess medical marijuana

More than a dozen families of children with severe seizure disorders can now legally possess cannabis oil in Georgia after Gov. Nathan Deal signed medical marijuana legislation Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

Golden Harvest donors can use Goodwill locations to give

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA and Golden Harvest Food Bank announced a partnership where donors can donate through Goodwill locations.

Where you live

The University of Oregon disc golf team holds umbrellas as rain falls during the first round of the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Attorney for man in car with Walter Scott says client heard Taser

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The attorney for a man in the car with Walter Scott before Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer said his client heard the crackle of a Taser and shots fired but ...
By Bruce Smith

Ethics commission narrows field for leader to 4 finalists

ATLANTA - Four finalists remain to lead the state agency charged with enforcing campaign-finance and ethics laws.
By Kathleen Foody

House approves bill with $400M more for roads

COLUMBIA - A bill that would generate more than $400 million in extra funds annually for road and bridge work passed the South Carolina House overwhelmingly.
By Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins

President vacancy at GRU draws interest

The search for a new president for Georgia Regents University has drawn interest from numerous applicants, University System of Georgia officials said.

Conditions at public defender's office shock leaders

A trip to county jail or state prison might not be the worst sight ahead for some of Augusta's poorest criminal defendants.
By Susan McCord

Thousands in copper wire stolen from mobile homes

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect accused of stealing $2,000 worth of copper wire.
By Doug Stutsman

2 Aiken men sentenced on gun charges

Two Aiken men were sentenced in federal court, each on charges of a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

The Augusta Judicial Circuit overhauled its guardian ad litem program last month, adopting new policies to contain outrage from families who say inexperienced child-custody evaluators are ...
By Wesley Brown

Study casts doubt on 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' theory

The concept of apples preventing doctor visits has never been formally tested. Until now.
By Anant Mandawat

Rants & Raves

I now understand why the tuition at GRU is so high. The Chronicle recently reflected that eight Professors/Department Heads averaged $655,000 in annual salaries. That's beyond ridiculous.

Noise expected from Fort Gordon training

Loud noises are expected near Fort Gordon on Thursday and Friday as the installation conducts training exercises.
By Meg Mirshak

Spring Fest unaffected by security changes

Fort Gordon's heightened security procedures for access to the military installation won't affect members of the public attending the annual Spring Fest.
By Meg Mirshak

Plant Vogtle to sound sirens for drill

Plant Vogtle's emergency sirens will sound Thursday during a safety drill for the construction site for two nuclear reactors.
By Meg Mirshak

3 charged in drug bust

Three Aiken County residents are facing charges after police found drugs and weapons during a routine check of an Aiken motel.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bus catches fire on morning route

A school bus was damaged Wednesday morning after catching fire while taking children to school.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Escape Outdoors moving downtown

A local outdoors business will soon bring its presence downtown.
By Jenna Martin

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

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

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

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

Across Georgia

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

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harry Moore (pictured here.)
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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.
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