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Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

School board discusses projects at retreat

Richmond County Board of Education members received an update on rightsizing and construction projects during their board retreat Friday.
By Sean Gruber

Officers take leadership training

About 20 police officers began a year-long training program Friday geared toward making them future leaders in their departments.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury

ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products or was simply a scapegoat for large ...
By Russ Bynum

Man gets 30 years for abuse, child porn

A Hephzibah man who posted pictures on the Internet of his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison. 
By Sandy Hodson

Judge rules sentence will stand, child abuser has 80 more years in prison

Mark Pistorious said he was convinced the judge intended to sentence him to concurrent time in prison, meaning he should be free now.
By Sandy Hodson

Man accused of setting wife on fire denied bond

During a bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court for Ronnie Lee Jones, Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb told the judge that Jones became angry with his wife on Aug. 22 because she was ...
By Sandy Hodson

Gogick: 'Chronicle' pressroom takes pride in each run

'Stop the presses." That clichéd movie scene depicting halting the printing press as a big story breaks is a rare occurrence in real life.
By John Gogick

Aiken couple carry on tradition of Sir Big Spur

AIKEN - On a quiet 28-acre farm in Aiken County, at the end of a dirt road lined with pecan and crepe myrtle trees lives the University of South Carolina's biggest, and perhaps most famous fan.
By Travis Highfield

Sanford calls off engagement

Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford says he and his fiancee are calling off their engagement because of the ongoing contention with his ex-wife Jenny Sanford, four years after their divorce.

Where you live

A kayaker escorts a swimmer on the Savannah River in Augusta Friday morning. The River will be full of swimmers when the IRONMAN 70.3 gets underway in Augusta on Sept. 28.
By Michael Holahan

Project Jackson judge asked to reconsider

A South Carolina judge has been asked to reconsider his ruling in favor of North Augusta's Project Jackson development, which includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak

Man gets 15 years for molestation

Sylvester Harris, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to child molestation. Judge Daniel J. Craig imposed the prison term with an additional five years on probation.

Rejected administrator candidate says he was wrong color

Former administrator candidate Oscar Rodriguez, now a finalist for city manager in Worchester, Mass., cited racial politics and his being the wrong color as the reason he wasn't hired as city ...
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Thank goodness several blocks of Wrightsboro Road are open again.

Jerry Seinfeld to perform at Bell Auditorium

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform his stand-up routine this January at Bell Auditorium.

Primary care grants come to Augusta clinics

Christ Community Health Services in Augusta will get $207,960 for the two-year grant period and Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace will get $200,156.
By Tom Corwin

Judge refuses murder suspect's guilty plea

A judge refused to accept a guilty plea Friday from a murder suspect who claimed he had nothing to do with the crime.
By Valerie Rowell

Poll shows Perdue building lead

The governor's race remains tight but David Perdue now has a 10-point lead in the U.S. Senate contest, according to a poll released Friday.
By Walter C. Jones

Deputies seek bandits

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are seeking two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside her Madison on the Green apartment late Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Memorial held for slain children

AMORY, Miss. - The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.

Rants & Raves

There is no need for any more religion and never at schools! You parents already supposedly teach it in your homes and take your kids to churches any Sunday, Saturday and any evenings your churches hold sessions.

Moore: Who's your favorite concert?

I've seen a lot of good musical concerts over the years, but there are a few I'd still like to see.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Senior moment might be sign of things to come

And there was me. A slightly groggy, not-yet caffeinated man in the early years of Social Security eligibility staring at the house alarm security keypad and realizing that I had no idea what the code was.
By Bill Kirby

Residents share memories of Savannah River, Miller Theater

In previous weeks, we have asked for your memories of the Savannah River and the Miller Theater. Here are some of those reminiscences.

Gogick: 'Chronicle' pressroom takes pride in each run

'Stop the presses." That clichéd movie scene depicting halting the printing press as a big story breaks is a rare occurrence in real life.
By John Gogick

Where you live

Pat Vest of Lexington, S.C. looks at the many different cat toys as she holds Kramer, who is amused by one of the vendors' toys at the Caddyshack Cat Club Show at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta.
By Mike Adams

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)
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DaVitte slaying suspect still in Florida

A month after the slaying of 55-year-old Bill DaVitte, suspect Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, remains in a Jacksonville, Fla., detention facility.
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