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

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

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 cases, CDC Director Thomas Frieden said.
By Tom Corwin

City classes can reduce stormwater fees

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

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

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

Event for unwanted medications called a success

Police collected 300 pounds of unwanted medications during a drug take back event this weekend.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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

Several give Augusta administrator below-average grades in evaluation

Four commissioners denied giving Janice Allen Jackson bad marks; others and the mayor didn't respond to requests for comment.
By Susan McCord

USCA, First Tee partner to raise money for practice course

A proposal to build a nine-hole practice course at the University of South Carolina Aiken could help bring women's golf to the school.
By James Folker

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, but it's not cheap."
By James Folker

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Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Augusta woman who stole more than $1.7 million pleads guilty

Heather Boggus pleaded guilty in Columbia County Superior Court to violating the state's Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta child molestation case ends with prison

Marshall F. Hook entered an Alford plea in Richmond County Superior Court to a reduced charge of sexual battery.
By Sandy Hodson

Man pleads guilty to aiding escape of brother

Antonio L. Brown, 28, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to aiding escape.
By Sandy Hodson

Isakson's concerns about more than re-election bid

The Marietta Republican is in a three-way contest with Democrat Jim Barksdale and Libertarian Allen Buckley. He must get more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.
By Damon Cline

Lightning strike causes hole on I-20, closing eastbound lane

One eastbound lane of Interstate 20 is closed after lightning struck the roadway just before 6 p.m., causing a hole in the asphalt near Belair Road.

Rants & Raves

Rant to the Rio Olympics. How did that location ever win rights to hold the Olympics in the first place? It's disgusting seeing our athletes in harm's way on so many levels.

Aiken police seek cloned credit card user

According to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, the man used the card at the Richland Avenue Walmart on Aug. 8 to purchase numerous gift cards.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sheriff's office holding expired prescription drug collection Saturday

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will be collecting unused and expired drugs today during a drug take back event at CVS, 2703 Washington Road in the National Hills Shopping Center. The ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Mother found guilty in son's murder

Mary "Katie" Smith was comvicted of killing 2-year-old Mason "Tucker" smith by beating and shaking him the night of July 30, 2014.
By Sandy Hodson

Butt Bridge to close until 2017

The Archibald W. Butt Memorial Bridge on 15th Street will close to traffic starting Monday through next year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

3 face meth charges with child present

Three men are facing charges after manufacturing methamphetamine in a south Augusta residence while a child was present.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fatal accident victim died of blunt force injuries

A woman killed Thursday afternoon in a traffic accident has been identified.

Man carrying dog steals two 30-packs of beer

A suspect, carrying a small dog, stole two 30-packs of beer Wednesday from an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man jumped, robbed by five men

An Augusta man was hospitalized after being jumped and robbed by a group of men, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Richmond County went to a home to serve a warrant. The guy did not want to come to the door. So they throw tear gas into the home due to him putting a barricade in front of the door. I support ...

High school football is back

The high school football season begins for most area teams tonight.
By David Lee

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

DOT approves Clyburn's request to redirect $21.5M to 4 roads

COLUMBIA - State Department of Transportation commissioners on Thursday approved U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn's request to reallocate $21.5 million of unused federal money to four road projects in his ...

Woman who stole from company gets 15 years

Not only did Angela D. Tal­king­ton, 53, steal from CSRA Health Services over an eight-year period, but she also didn't pay its payroll taxes, causing the company to incur fees and ...
By Sandy Hodson

Kirby: List could have pets packing for Orlando

My little white dogs want to go to Disney World. Not because they are big fans of Pluto and Goofy, but because someone told them Orlando is the "most pet friendly" city in America.
By Bill Kirby

Augusta Commission approves millage

The rate for local government operations is 9.794 mills, a 0.002-mill increase over last year that will raise the city portion of a tax bill about 7 cents on a $100,000 house, according to Finance ...
By Susan McCord


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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.
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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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