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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Augusta man accused of armed robbery

An Augusta man is accused of armed robbery after deputies say he held a woman at gunpoint early Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

City Ink: Concerns of lack of mayor lunch coverage merit reply

It came to my attention that several commenters had remarked that last Sunday's column lacked sufficient detail about what King Hardie Davis said during our recent lunch at Nacho Mama's. 
By Sylvia Cooper

BMX riders take inaugural lap at new track

Under blue, cloudless skies Saturday, the official opening of the Blanchard Woods BMX Track and Skate Park was grand.
By Scott Rouch

Rants & Raves

Thank goodness, most folks in Columbia County recognize the fact that the quality of life they enjoy is due to the wonderful school system they have.

Kirby: How well you do know Augusta history?

Take this local history quiz and test your knowledge and memory on local things that have happened in March.
By Bill Kirby

Soldier transition battalion draws complaints

In the past five years, soldiers have filed 76 complaints against Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion - fifth-most among the 33 units that received at least one complaint.
By Wesley Brown

Stormwater fee to pay salaries

While the city has presented maps of work requests, it has no firm timeline or detailed list of how and where an estimated $15 million in new annual revenue will be spent.
By Susan McCord

Deal orders states to prepare for marijuana bill enactment

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Friday ordering state agencies to start preparations for the enactment of the state's medical marijuana bill.
By Bill Hendrick

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jimmy Orr remembers his hole-in-one at Augusta National

Leaning on a bookshelf in Jimmy Orr's two-story townhouse is a shadowbox from the Augusta National Golf Club celebrating his hole-in-one on No. 12.
By Doug Stutsman

Where you live

Mossy Creek Elementary School student Jordan Jennings, 9, (holding out hand) tries to touch a robotic snake during the school's Science Day on Friday morning in North Augusta.   
By Michael Holahan

Man in wheelchair struck by vehicle

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Law enforcement agencies closing racial gap

Recent employment figures show the racial gap between area law enforcement agencies and the communities in which they serve continues to shrink.
By Travis Highfield

Brother-in-law convicted of killing Fort Stewart soldier

A federal jury took less than an hour to convict an Alabama man of murder in the 2013 baseball bat slaying of a Fort Stewart soldier found beaten on government property near the southeast Georgia ...

Forum Monday on Savannah River Site budget

Department of Energy officials will discuss the fiscal 2016 budget for Savannah River Site at a community forum on Monday.
By Meg Mirshak

Rants & Raves

Obama says the Ferguson protests “were understandable.” Based on what?

Schools urged to get back to basics in technical education

As school systems across Georgia start to overhaul their career, technical and agricultural education programs to fit the needs of local employers, they're being encouraged by tradesmen and ...
By Sean Gruber

Philanthropy group awards grants

Nine grants, totalling $132,800, were awarded by Women in Philanthropy to organizations that provide services to women and children.
By Lisa Kaylor

Female suspects sought in beauty supplies theft

A suspect is sought for allegedly stealing items from Ulta Beauty on Robert C. Daniel Parkway.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

Using the Zonar system, the school system hopes to compile data on route times to create more efficient routes and offer more security to more than 22,000 students and school system employees.
By Sean Gruber

Woman escapes structure fire in Richmond County

Around 3:20 p.m., fire crews responded to the 2400 block of Mount Auburn Street, where a home was extensively damaged by flames, according to Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin.
By Doug Stutsman

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

Presbyterians have voted that sin is not a sin. How sad.

Across the region

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A teenager charged as an accomplice in the killing of a toddler during a street robbery attempt two years ago pleaded guilty.

Where you live: Breakfast and James Brown

Members of the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils play the music of James Brown at the Amerigroup breakfast meeting at the Augusta Marriott Convention Center
By Michael Holahan
Karin Calloway

New spin on tuna salad gives flavor a change of pace

The combination of textures and flavors are a great change of pace and, like the traditional tuna salad, this one starts by popping open a can of tuna.

Aiken County pastor honored by House

The South Carolina House of Representatives is honoring Augusta native and Savannah River Site worker Clinton Edwards on his 10th anniversary as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church of Aiken.
By Sarita Chourey
Bill Kirby

Almanac bodes well for Masters weather

I got out my Old Farmer’s Almanac, which was put together more than a year ago. It says the week should be nice, slightly warmer than usual and maybe a shower or two.
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