University Hospital to add monitored beds

University's boards voted to spend nearly $4 million to add capacity, including $2.1 million to replace its core monitoring system.
By Tom Corwin

Verdict expected Friday in fatal 2013 hit-and-run

Christopher Provost, 39, is charged with vehicular homicide in the May 15, 2013, death of 42-year-old Dennis Skillman on Mike Padgett Highway.
By Sandy Hodson

Court sees video of confession in 2014 death at church

A pre-trial hearing was held Thursday for a Florida man charged with the shooting death of William "Bill" DaVitte in a Martinez church parking lot in 2014.
By Abbigail Lennon

Subway employee will not face charges, police say

A Gordon Highway Subway employee will not face charges for defending her 14-year-old son.
By Doug Stutsman

Authorities considering charges in park vandalism

Officials are assessing damage caused by someone spinning their tires at Blanchard Woods Park to determine if charges will be filed.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Students invited to learn about military academies

Saturday's event at Augusta University targets District 12 students in eighth through 12th grades and is designed to provide information about military service academies and the educational and career opportunities they provide.
By Doug Stutsman

Funeral date set for Waynesboro mayor

The funeral for Waynesboro Mayor Pauline Jenkins will take place Sept. 3 at Burke County High School.
By Doug Stutsman

Triplets build bonds after finding their calling with Marines

Pfcs. Chandler, Reagan and Pres­ton Guest all graduated from boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., in the past year. Chandler graduated in October 2015, and his brothers graduated Aug. 5.
By Jonathan Vickery

Augusta man gets probation in cyclist's death

Judge J. David Roper found evidence that Christopher Provost committed only misdemeanor vehicular homicide when he struck 42-year-old Dennis Skillman on Mike Padgett Highway in 2013.
By Sandy Hodson

3 arrested after drugs, guns found at home

Police discovered money, a stolen gun and marijuana after executing a search warrant at an April Drive home Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

3 charged after fight leads to stabbing

A 14-year-old and two women were charged after the fight Sunday at River Glen Apartments.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Haley offers Trump support in North Augusta stop

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, in town Wednesday for a ceremonial bill signing, said Donald Trump isn't her first choice, but she'll vote for him and South Carolinians should, too.
By James Folker

Tag office open Saturday

The Richmond County Tax Commissioner's Office is launching a Saturday office hours program at the South Augusta Tag Office from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Barnwell accident kills Aiken woman

BARNWELL, S.C. -- An Aiken woman has died following a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 278 outside of Barnwell near S.C. Highway 37.
By Laura McKenzie

Edgefield man arrested after pulling gun on ex-supervisor

Police said an Edgefield, S.C., man will face charges after he pulled a gun on a supervisor after quitting his job at Comcast on Tuesday afternoon.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deadly infections preceded by accelerated aging

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC called attention to sepsis, a systemic infection that can overload the body's defenses, cause organ failure, and leads to death in 15-30 percent of ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Rants & Raves

Thank you to Aiken Tech for allowing me to take classes for year to a program they no longer offer.

Gay police chief in SC is suspended from job

The openly gay police chief of a small South Carolina town has been suspended from her job for five days, but the town administrator said it has nothing to do with her sexual orientation.
By Jeffrey Collins

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Two Marietta men have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the death of an Atlanta-area dancer.

Frazier announces candidacy for school board seat

Wayne Frazier, a longtime former educator in the Richmond County School System, announced his plans to run for the District 4 school board seat currently held by Barbara Pulliam.
By Doug Stutsman

City classes can reduce stormwater fees

Private citizens can take a stormwater education class to reduce a business' monthly stormwater fee.
By Susan McCord

Final member of theft crew pleads to federal conspiracy charge

Jerome Shaw, 31, pleaded in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
By Sandy Hodson

Aiken SPCA waiving adoption fees Saturday

Staff are asking anyone interested in adopting a cat or dog to bring any current pets' proof of rabies vaccinations and a pet carrier.

Local Red Cross holding telethon for flood victims

The Red Cross is asking the public to call and make pledges at the donation line -- (706) 922-8477.

Local officials urge voters to oppose Opportunity School District

The bill is based on similar initiatives in Louisiana and Tennessee and would authorize the state to temporarily step in to assist chronically failing public schools and the students in them.
By Doug Stutsman

Thomson doctor guilty in south Georgia pill mill operation

Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, pleaded in U.S. District Court in Brunswick to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and money laundering.

Subway suspect gave false name, police say

Police say a suspect in the armed robbery attempt of a Gordon Highway Subway on Sunday lied about his real name..
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

A couple of local publications feature best services of area business each year. Let's be up-front and list the worse also. We all have that experience during the year. Fair enough!

Oldest man still going strong

At his 107th birthday party Monday, Edward Kulik let his guests in on the secret to a long life.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

I-20 construction this morning

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin repairs Tuesday morning to the outside lanes on Interstate 20 that were damaged by a lightning strike last Friday.
By Doug Stutsman

North Augusta council hears plan to link Greeneway, downtown

North Augusta City Council got a presentation on connecting its Greeneway to downtown and learned, in the words of North Augusta Forward Chairman Charles Martin, that "it's doable, it's feasible, ...
By James Folker


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OVER 70 REPUBLICANS wrote a letter to note how flawed Trump is for president and hundreds of thousands still clamor for him? That party is in trouble! 

Ga. man who threw boiled water on gay men gets 40 years

ATLANTA - A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing boiled water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.
By Kate Brumback

Flags stolen from Confederate graves

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A city police report describes the theft of 70 flags from the graves of Confederate veterans at Oak Grove Cemetery as theft of property.
By Terry Dickson

Man accused of firing gun at cop during traffic stop

DECATUR, Ga. - Authorities say a Georgia man has been arrested after he fired at gun at a suburban Atlanta police officer during a traffic stop.

Docs ask feds to probe use of live animals at USC med school

COLUMBIA - The emergency-medicine training program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine violates federal law by using live animals.
By Meg Kinnard

South Carolina settles special education funding fight

The state Department of Education will distribute $51 million to school districts to settle a dispute with the federal government over recession-era budget cuts.
By Seanna Adcox

UGA alters adviser role

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia officials hope a new approach to advising undergraduates helps students get their degrees more quickly, and reduce student debt.
By Lee Shearer
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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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