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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2 Aiken men sentenced on gun charges

Two Aiken men were sentenced in federal court, each on charges of a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

The Augusta Judicial Circuit overhauled its guardian ad litem program last month, adopting new policies to contain outrage from families who say inexperienced child-custody evaluators are ...
By Wesley Brown

Study casts doubt on 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' theory

The concept of apples preventing doctor visits has never been formally tested. Until now.
By Anant Mandawat

Rants & Raves

I now understand why the tuition at GRU is so high. The Chronicle recently reflected that eight Professors/Department Heads averaged $655,000 in annual salaries. That's beyond ridiculous.

Noise expected from Fort Gordon training

Loud noises are expected near Fort Gordon on Thursday and Friday as the installation conducts training exercises.
By Meg Mirshak

Spring Fest unaffected by security changes

Fort Gordon's heightened security procedures for access to the military installation won't affect members of the public attending the annual Spring Fest.
By Meg Mirshak

Plant Vogtle to sound sirens for drill

Plant Vogtle's emergency sirens will sound Thursday during a safety drill for the construction site for two nuclear reactors.
By Meg Mirshak

3 charged in drug bust

Three Aiken County residents are facing charges after police found drugs and weapons during a routine check of an Aiken motel.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bus catches fire on morning route

A school bus was damaged Wednesday morning after catching fire while taking children to school.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Severe storm warning for region

The National Weather Service has spotted some rotation in the clouds within a storm system along the Lincoln and Columbia county borders.

Teen gunshot fatality identified

A teen girl is dead after a drive-by shooting in Clearwater.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Augusta 911 Center sheds light into daily activities

As part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, the Augusta 911 Center opened its doors to public tours Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing citizens to receive a behind-the-scene glimpse ...
By Doug Stutsman

Residents voice support for school flexibility option ahead of board vote

A small crowd of Richmond County residents attended a community meeting discussing the school flexibility option Tuesday, offering their support for what they see as the right option for Augusta ...
By Sean Gruber

RCSO investigating Monday morning burglary

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary Monday in Hephzibah.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

I'm so glad Jordan Spieth won the Masters. He's such a class act. Tiger Woods should take lessons from him on how to show class!

Frantom wins District 7 seat

Augusta Commission District 7 will have a new representative with Sean Frantom's Tuesday runoff victory over interim commissioner Louis "Hap" Harris.
By Susan McCord

Basketball goal ban blocked

Commissioner Sammie Sias' effort to get a specific city ban on basketball goals in city streets and rights-of-way failed to advance Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Prescribing fruit, veggies for health

The G.R.O.W. Harrisburg Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program was announced Tuesday and while it is the first in Georgia it could serve as a model for efforts in other parts of the state.
By Tom Corwin

Lawsuit filed over medical prison inmate's death

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Eda Quinones Julbe whose son, Gustava Julbe, was found dead, hanging by his neck in an isolation cell at Augusta State Medical Prison on ...
By Sandy Hodson

Local tax preparers seeing a rush of last-minute filers

Tax preparers across metro Augusta are reporting a mad dash of last-minute filers as tax season winds down Wendesday.
By Jenna Martin

Best and Brightest 2015

The Chronicle is accepting nominations for its annual Best and Brightest Awards. Download the entry form for full details.

Rants & Raves

Don't know anything about the mayor in the little town of Blythe, but my senior friends and I enjoyed the festival events held by the fund-raising committee. 

Tin types capture musicians

By Chris Thelen

How do you get the governor to sign your bill? (Be polite)

ATLANTA - When the General Assembly adjourned after having passed hundreds of bills, that's not the end of the process for people wanting to see their proposals become law.
By Walter C. Jones

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Harry Moore (pictured here.)
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Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion closing

Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion, the second-largest in the Army, is one of 10 military medical units nationwide that will be closed by August 2016, as the number of sick and injured ...
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