Youngster sought after burglary

Police are seeking a young man for questioning in the early morning burglary of a Wheeless Road business.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

'3 Faces of Eve' subject, dies

Christine "Chris" Costner Sizemore, 89, the Edgefield County woman whose challenge with multiple personalities inspired the book and movie Three Faces of Eve, died Sunday in an Ocala, Fla., hospice, according to a Greenwood funeral home.
By Bill Kirby

Crash at mobile home park

A vehicle crashed into a trailer at Rae's Creek Mobile Home Park off Gordon Highway a little after 5 p.m.

Sheriff's office reminding Pokemon players about safety

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents again to use caution while playing Pokemon Go in Augusta.

Grovetown woman's death being investigated

Columbia County Corner Vernon Collins said a 78-year-old woman died at the house at 2:34 p.m. He said her death was suspicious and under investigion.

Labor Department launches audit of Augusta government

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched an audit of departments in Augusta government for compliance with the Fair Labor Stan­dards Act regarding pay and wages. Audit interviews began Thurs­day with Finance and Human Re­sources staffers.
By Susan McCord

Murder suspect given deadline to hire attorney

A suspect in a six-year-old Augusta double homicide faces a deadline next month for hiring an attorney, accepting a court-appointed lawyer or representing himself.
By Sandy Hodson

Nuclear agency reports 'apparent' violations at MOX plant

The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication project at Savannah River Site has received two "apparent violations" from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, according to a report released this week.

Laney High to hold dedication for renovations

Thirty years ago, when Carlotte Fields began her career at Lucy C. Laney High School, the math teacher walked into a room and saw two items. "Chalkboards and wooden desks," she recalled. "That's all we had. It's pretty amazing how far Laney's come since those days."
By Doug Stutsman
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Rants & Raves

WHAT IS HAPPENING to the Evans park at the amphitheater behind the library? Weeds inside the fence. Trash inside. Signs needing painted. The blacktop crumbling.

Charleston heat too hot for horses

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston will review city rules on the treatment of carriage horses and mules after receiving dozens of complaints about the animals working in the heat this summer.

Kirby: A few states still missing from summer postcards

We've got about a month to go and we still need to get postcards from three states to complete our annual summer vacation contest. So, if you are going to Iowa, Massachusetts or Minnesota, send us back a card before Labor Day.
By Bill Kirby
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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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