Evans mother gets probation

An Evans mother on Wednesday pleaded guilty to six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to six years on probation in a case that both the defense and prosecuting attorneys called unusual.
By Abbigail Lennon

More than 1.2 million expect to travel for holiday in Georgia

More than 1.2 million Georgians are hitting the road this weekend for the most-traveled holiday of the summer.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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

Augusta-area woman withdraws petition challenging federal inprisonment

Regina Preetorius filed the petition, which seeks release from unlawful imprisonment, in late May in the same federal court where a jury convicted her in 2013 of mail and wire fraud and money laundering.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta woman gets probation in attack

Suzette A. Bush, 47, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to aggravated battery.
By Sandy Hodson

Thousands in Georgia still not getting summer food

The summer meal program at the market every Tuesday is just the second one at a Farmer's Market in the state.
By Tom Corwin

Blackwell wins in runoff for SC House

Bart Blackwell appears to have won the election for South Carolina House District 81, beating opponent KT Ruthven 1038 votes to 994, with all but absentee ballots counted.
By James Folker

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

North Augusta to pay in Project Jackson suit

City Administrator Todd Glover has said the city spent about $250,000 fighting the suit. 
By James Folker

Doctor part of effort to improve response to mass casualties

Dr. Gina Piazza is helping to lead a task force to suggest better ways for emergency departments to respond to events like the nightclub shooting in Orlando but says it still doesn't have the ...
By Tom Corwin

City Ink: A city where it pays to leave

Augusta Commission members are at it again, giving away more of your money for severance pay for employees that they just want to go away and even those who leave voluntarily.
By Sylvia Cooper

Unity March comes to Augusta

Community members take part in the Unity March against youth violence, child abuse, child trafficking and bullying in Augusta.
By Todd Bennett

Pride events draw crowds downtown

Many came to Augusta Pride's annual parade and festival Saturday for different reasons.
By Mike Wynn

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Competition gives rowing club reason to celebrate

The Columbia Rowing Club took a break from the worries of rebuilding Saturday by participating in the USRowing Southeast Regional Championship at Lake Olmstead.
By David Lee

Rants & Raves

I HAVE WRITTEN to the Cracker Barrel company many times in the interest of placing a Cracker Barrel at I-520 and Peach Orchard Road. They have responded each time. They are waiting for someone in ...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Supporters optimistic about Augusta LGBT inclusion despite rankings, recent events

Activists say Augusta as a whole has come far since the first Augusta Pride festival in 2010, despite recent events and low institutional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
By Susan McCord

Beats on Broad event part of Augusta Pride weekend

The event is the second of the 2016 Augusta Pride.
By Lisa Kaylor

Registered sex offender granted bond on new rape charge

At a bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court, Senior Judge Albert M. Pickett set a $50,000 bond for Fritz L. Wedgeworth.
By Sandy Hodson

Site reopens after last week's storm

While most debris has been removed, some sites at Mistletoe State Park are still taped off and some damaged RV's remained.
By Abbigail Lennon

Peebles will join new marshal's office

Richmond County Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin confirmed that sheriff's Maj. Scott Peebles will be joining him in January when he assumes the job.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Students learn from summer camp at MCG

Before spending a week on the campus of Augusta University, Caitlin Vinson wanted to become a nurse who might then go on to medical school.
By Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

I agree with Donald trump that Muslims need to be profiled.

New River Watch lights turn on

Crews placed 200 150-watt fixtures along the 7-mile stretch from downtown to River Shoals Parkway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged after he allegedly impersonated police officer

An Augusta man is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in front of a Richmond County Sheriff's Office employee.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fire damages several Wylds Roads apartments

No one was injured in fire, said Fire Chief Chris James.

Autopsy shows woman hit by vehicle died of blunt trauma

An autopsy on a woman killed after being hit by a vehicle allegedly driven by her husband earlier this month showed she died from blunt impact injuries to the torso.

Man arrested in Waffle House robbery

Jamarion Raheem Bell, 24, of Aiken, was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of a crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Green Dunkin' Donuts operates in Martinez

The new restaurant at 315 S. Belair Road, Suite 1 - the metro area's 10th Dunkin' Donuts franchise - was designed and built with special requirements to address energy efficiency, water reduction ...
By Damon Cline
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Women, wise up and don't let a man keep hitting you over and over like some punching bag. Get your foot or fist up in his face.

Where you live

The Aiken County Gateway (Gifted And Talented Education With Artistic Youth) summer program will hold its Middle and High School showcase 7 p.m. July 11 at Kennedy Middle School.
By Mike Rosier

Cooling the kids

Children get cooled off with a garden hose during Super Splash Day at the Augusta GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Wednesday.
By Michael Holahan

High-speed chase for car dealer worker

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Officials say a car dealership employee in the Atlanta area has been arrested and fired after he led Johns Creek police on a high-speed chase in a dealership's Mercedes-Benz car.

Disabled Ga. boy drowns in bathtub

MORROW, Ga. - An Atlanta-area man has been charged with murder after his 11-year-old disabled stepson drowned in a bathtub.

Pastor facing sex charge kills self in Ga.

MARIETTA, Ga. - Georgia police say an Indiana pastor accused of going to Kentucky earlier this month to try to have sex with a minor has died in an apparent suicide.

SC school board drops 'Lord's Prayer'

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - The Lord's Prayer is no longer being recited at Berkeley County School Board meetings.

Across the region

NEWNAN, GA. - An explosion at an aluminum plant injured five workers and rocked buildings up to a mile away in a city about 35 miles southwest of Atlanta on Wednesday, authorities said.
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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.
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An Evans mother on Wednesday pleaded guilty to six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to six years on probation in a case that both the defense and prosecuting ...