Pioneer who helped integrate Marines recognized

Willine Stewart was known by many as a stoic man who spent his free time sowing seeds and trimming hair. That he belonged to a special band of brothers – the first black men to integrate the Marine Corps – is something they likely didn’t know.
By Travis Highfield

Census: Augusta young adults struggling

A new report shows that young adults in the area today are better educated and on average, earn more money than 30 years ago, but are far more likely to be unemployed, unmarried and living with their parents.
By Wesley Brown

Daniel Field removes trees, lights structures in airspace

Daniel Field, managed by operations company Augusta Aviation, has spent more than $30,000 conducting land surveys, removing 30 trees and installing red blinking lights on top of the Newman Tennis Center clubhouse and light poles.
By Meg Mirshak

MCG students educated on ultrasound

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University is joining about a dozen other schools in adding ultrasound instruction across all four years of medical school.
By Tom Corwin

More Americans traveling this holiday season

You might want to get a head start to Grandma's house this year. It appears more Americans - 98.6 million - will be traveling this holiday season than ever.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bride's wedding date follows family tradition

Nicole Owen, of North Augusta, becomes the sixth generation of her family to wed on Dec. 20.
By Meg Mirshak

Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
By Doug Stutsman

Students train to be first-responders

It might seem very intense for a training scenario, but the instructors of A.R. Johnson's Teen Community Emergency Response Class believe stress and realism are the best teachers.
By Sean Gruber

Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has not won over preservationists.
By Sean Gruber

Grovetown chief to name advisory board

GROVETOWN — Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown’s Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies and programs in place to address growing pains the Columbia County town is experiencing.
By Wesley Brown

Ex-superintendent to write of miraculous recovery

Taking his doctor's advice, former Richmond County school superintendent Frank Roberson has nearly finished writing a 150-page book about his remarkable recovery from brain trauma.
By Tracey McManus

Rants & Raves

I thought an EBT card was to help the needy with their food needs. I learned today while making my $2 purchase with cash that you can have an EBT card and ask for cash back.

Empty Stocking Fund donations

Previously acknowledged: $91,044.94

Empty Stocking Fund: Ailing parents in need

An Augusta mother who has been helping care for an ailing husband and their children is now suffering neck pains herself, and looking at surgery in the weeks ahead.

Kirby: Counties mushroomed to fight cities

Georgia's 159 counties, a lot in anybody's book, developed as a way for rural-minded politicians to fight urban growth.
By Bill Kirby

Where you live

The Georgia Regents University Dance Team performs Saturday at Christenberry Fieldhouse during halftime of the Jaguars' game against Montevallo.
By Chris Thelen

St. Teresa dedicates its new church

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Columbia Road holds rite of dedication and first Mass at its much-larger facility.
By Jim Blaylock

Gogick: Chronicle continues holiday traditions

When you work in the news media, a regular rotation on the holiday schedule is what you sign up for.
By John Gogick

Museum remembers controversial SC Red Shirts

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The home of a Confederate officer who helped take power away from blacks and drive Republicans out of South Carolina's government after the Civil War is now a museum.
By Jeffrey Collins

No struggling Georgia hospitals create stand-alone ERs

ATLANTA - Months after Georgia allowed struggling rural hospitals to scale back their operations to save money, not a single facility has signed on.
By Ray Henry
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