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Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Autopsy photos of son make father cry in hot car death case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A man accused of intentionally killing his toddler by leaving him in a hot car shed tears in the courtroom as jurors were shown 34 autopsy photos.

Columbia County crash kills two

Two people died Monday night in what Columbia County police believe was an alcohol-related crash.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta Chronicle to launch redesigned website

Coming in just a few hours – the new A newly redesigned digital home for The Augusta Chronicle launches soon.

Rants & Raves

It's about time Richmond County school bus drivers are recognized. Talking about a rough job. Many won't even try this job, but thanks to those that are willing to do so. Now, school board, give ...

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Teen testifies to sexting with man during hot car death case

An Alabama teenager testifies she exchanged sexually explicit messages with a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son in a hot SUV to die

Project Jackson agreement gets second OK

The North Augusta City Council gave second-reading approval Monday night to the agreement that dictates how Pro­ject Jackson will be built and run.
By James Folker

School leaders work to get sales tax renewed

The 1 percent education local option sales tax has been responsible for enabling construction, expansion and renovation projects at 40 Richmond County schools since 2012.
By Doug Stutsman

Walton holds adaptive golf tournament

At the driving range at Forest Hills Golf Club, G.C. Gordy is strapped to a seat in his special golf cart that elevates and pushes forward to hold him in a standing position over the ball, which ...
By Tom Corwin

Chamber holds forum on Opportunity School District

Georgia state Sen. Jesse Stone and attorney Carolyn Wood were keynote speakers at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce event, and each gave different viewpoints on the controversial idea.
By Doug Stutsman

Commission to review transit study, 2017 budget

Augusta Commission members will get a first glimpse at a consultant's operational analysis of Augusta Public Transit during a meeting Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Kirby: Purchasing Halloween candy can be tricky

It's that time of year when I watch the market. I try to figure out the best investment to make in Hal­loween candy.
By Bill Kirby

Detour to limit Laney Walker access

A section of Laney-Walker Boulevard on the Augusta University Health Science campus will be closed for more than a year beginning next week to accommodate construction, the school announced Tuesday.

Residents flock to polls as early voting opens

According to the Rich­mond County Board of Elections, 1,100 people voted Monday at the Municipal Building, and officials said they expect that pattern to continue.
By Susan McCord and Abbigail Lennon

Sheriff plans community forums

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office plans two citizen's community forums to meet with the sheriff and his to discuss issues, as well as the future law enforcement goals.

Rants & Raves

The school board  has no one but themselves to blame for student football players, band members and cheerleaders disrespecting the American anthem and flag! 

Moore: No early voting for me

I don't vote early, because I feel more like an American by standing in line on Election Day.
By Glynn Moore

The Way We Were: Lake Olmstead

When the 1900s were new, Augustans took their leisure at Lake Olmstead. They came by trolley, buggy and bicycle. And they found recreation because Augusta had created a lake.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Old restaurant site

The owner of the former Edmund's Bar-b-cue at 511 Edgefield Road was hauled into court last week and told to complete the cleanup or go to jail.
By James Folker

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Paine student wins chemistry scholarship

Ever since she first took chemistry at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, Valerie Hollimon has been fascinated with the science. Now it is paying off for her.
By Tom Corwin

'Spirit' guides lead tour through cemetery

For a brief moment Sunday, Sarah Whatley Hickman returned to life. Hickman, the wife of Hamilton Hilliard Hickman, died in 1900 but was portrayed this weekend by Julie Jones during the 10th annual ...
By Doug Stutsman
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Augusta VA supervisor sentenced to prison
In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.