School safety officers take part in training week

With the recent police killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the annual training week for Richmond County School Safety officers went beyond the typical re-acclimation seminars.
By Doug Stutsman

Grovetown council meeting gets heated

Tempers flared during a special called meeting of the Grovetown City Council in which longtime councilman and former mayor Dennis Trudeau proposed the council hire an outside attorney to investigate the actions of the mayor's office.
By Abbigail Lennon

Man shot dead on Teakwood Drive

A 22-year-old man died after being shot several times early today in south Augusta.

Housing Choice program driving discussion about property upkeep

Augusta Housing Authority administers 3,702 Housing Choice units in Augusta-Richmond County, about 10.5 percent of the rental housing stock.
By Susan McCord

Pair enter not guilty pleas in robbery case

Robbie Lee Mauzon and Saul Edward Saylors each face two counts of conspiracy to commit the robbery of a commercial business, two counts of robbery of a commercial business, and two counts of the use and carry of a firearm during crimes of violence.
By Sandy Hodson

Sting leads to prostitution arrests

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released little information and denied interviews "due to the sensitivity of the case," but said the emphasis was placed on prostitution at area hotels.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Remains of Augusta teenager found in Kentucky

An investigation is ongoing after a teenager originally from Augusta was found dead in Kentucky.
By Doug Stutsman

Three reservoirs on Savannah River enter first drought level

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Tuesday when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above mean sea level.
By Doug Stutsman

Crews investigate chemical leak on Marvin Griffin Road

Hazmat crews and other emergency responders were called to the industrial area on Marvin Griffin Road after a chemical leak this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta woman arrested after traffic stop

Police said Adrienne Lousie Hicks asked if she could help the deputy with something and he stated he was conducting a traffic stop.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rants & Raves

A rant for our elected officials. Social Security is going broke. Social Security's Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program limits the amount of earnings subject to taxation.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lawyer says FBI asked for financial records related to judge

JASPER, Ga. - A lawyer who had been jailed along with his client in an open records dispute says federal investigators asked him for court financial records he had obtained.

Augusta homicides up, but no cases recently

Although Augusta homicides are up compared with this time last year, police say a two-month absence of any is proof that some of their crime initiatives are paying off.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

Donald Trump has  every reason to be scared. Because what he’s gotten away with in his taxes? It’s pretty scary.

Georgia signs data-sharing deal with Waze traffic app

The Georgia Department of Trans­portation has announced a partnership with Waze, a popular navigation app that warns drivers of traffic delays, police and wrecks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek man who fired shots at car

Police are seeking a man who they say fired multiple shots at his girlfriend's vehicle on Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

United Methodists give Paine $250,000

The United Methodist Church stepped forward Friday with $250,000 for Paine College to help the struggling school in its fight for financial stability.
By Tom Corwin

Kissingbower theft suspect arrested

One of two men who robbed a Kissingbower Road store in June has been arrested.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken officer named in lawsuit resigns

An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer named in a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations during a 2014 traffic stop has resigned, Chief Charles Barranco confirmed.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Body found in old house

Officials are investigating a badly decomposed body discovered by a pre-demolition crew at a Wilder Road home earlier Friday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta woman arrested for shoplifting, obstruction of law enforcement

An Augusta woman was arrested Wednesday after attempting to steal clothes and toiletries from Wal-Mart.
By Doug Stutsman

Bus tours south Augusta

South Augusta was the singular focus of a packed bus of city officials, staff and residents during a nearly four-hour, 48-mile tour Thursday.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Columbia County schools expect few delays from roadwork

Road construction is not expected to delay traffic near Lakeside high and middle schools and Blue Ridge Ele­men­tary when students return Aug. 8, and it might actually improve the ...
By Abbigail Lennon

Grants help AU train nurses

Registered nurses who want to provide advanced care can get help with going back to school full time through two federal grants to the College of Nursing at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

Has anyone considered a "park and wait" area for Bush Field? A place that has parking spots with a view of an electronic billboard of incoming and arriving flight times.

Augusta mayor to hold fishing event for children

The event for summer camp students will include fishing lessons, water safety, games and lunch.

Riverwalk shooter hunt continues

Three weeks after a shooting that sent fireworks observers scurrying on Riverwalk Augusta, police said they are no closer to identifying the second unknown shooter.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Baby born in Augusta store

A woman gave birth to a baby boy at a Lumpkin Road convenience store this morning, according to first responders.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. cemetery bans Pokemon

NEWNAN, Ga. - Officials in a west Georgia city say "Pokemon Go" players are no longer allowed in its cemeteries.

Rants & Raves

Raves to The Chronicle. It was heartwarming to read of Gibson's tribute to Larry Mitts.
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Rants & Raves

TO THE LOVELY lady who drives the Camry, thank you so much for blocking the handicap space at World of Beer. My fiance, who is wheelchair-bound, could not get his chair out of our car, thanks to you.

Remains of lost Spanish fort are found on SC coast

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was once the first capital of Spanish Florida.

Runoffs are held across Georgia

A former mayor in west Georgia won the Republican nomination to replace a retiring GOP congressman as runoff elections were held across the state Tuesday.
By Russ Bynum

Jack Davis, noted for Georgia football drawings, dies at 91

Famed cartoonist Jack Davis, whose Bulldog drawings endeared him to countless fans of University of Georgia athletics, has died at the age of 91.
By Jim Thompson

Kirby: License plate photos could be handy one day

I was showing a local lawyer some family photos on my smartphone the other day, and as I scrolled through its albums, he asked why I had so many pictures of the back ends of cars in traffic.
By Bill Kirby

Moore: Most cops have been good cops to me

During my career, I have met and worked with many police officers, almost all of them the salt of the earth.
By Glynn Moore
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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.

Mayor's effort folded into policy changes

Mayor Hardie Davis demanded access to Augusta's draft fair chance hiring policy last week but was refused.
By Susan McCord
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