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Friday, July 25, 2014

Plane helps authorities monitor crime

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office got the two-seater Sky Arrow 600 from the Department of Justice in 2006 to share with sheriff offices in Richmond and Columbia counties both those two departments ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Gogick: 'Chronicle' has James Brown covered

Our newspaper has an entire topics section that tells all about the life of James Brown, and a review of the movie about his life will be printed on Monday.
By John Gogick

United Way opens door to new partners

For the first time since 2010, United Way of the CSRA is inviting new agencies and organizations to participate in the community investment process. The agency pre-application process begins July 29.
By Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

What good is the citizen on patrol program doing? They drive right by you and don't see if you need help. I wonder if anybody else has been helped by them.

'Chronicle' staff wins Morris awards

Eight "Chronicle"staffers shared five first-place awards in the annual Morris Journalism Awards in competition with other Morris Communications newspapers across the country.

Museum extends days to honor Brown

The Augusta Museum of History extending days coincide with the Aug. 1 nationwide opening of the James Brown movie, Get On Up.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Firefighters save pets trapped in fire

Firefighters rescued three puppies, two cats and three kittens Friday morning from a house fire on Wayside Drive. The home's occupants made it safely outside and were treated for smoke inhalation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

2 teens arrested in shooting, robbery

Two teens are in custody after a robbery and shooting on Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

First 2014 homicide still unsolved

Willie Harris Aiken Jr. was shot at least once at his home, 413 Colorado St., just before midnight on Jan. 13. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for more information on the case from ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Car crashes into Evans house

Police said a Columbus, Ga., man who hit an Evans home with his vehicle this morning was driving under the influence.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fire disrupts morning commute

A portion of Bennock Mill Road is blocked to traffic while crews fight a structure fire.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deal chides president over young migrants in the state

ATLANTA - Georgia's governor on Thursday chided the president in a letter for failing to communicate with the governor's office before sending unaccompanied young migrants to the state.

Social Services requests 200 more workers for caseloads

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A deputy director at the Department of Social Services says the agency needs 200 more employees to reach goals for worker caseloads.
By Associated Press

Augusta native hired as voice of fire department

Fire safety educator and public information officer Dee Griffin, an Augusta native with a background in TV news, is the new voice of the Augusta Fire Department.
By Susan McCord

No ruling on Project Jackson trial

A South Carolina judge won't rule this week on the fate of North Augusta's Project Jackson after the plaintiff failed to submit a written proposed order by Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak

Grants help nuclear education

Nearly $4 million in federal grants have expanded education and training for nuclear science students at five local colleges to help meet workforce demands at nuclear sites in Georgia and South ...
By Meg Mirshak

Energy secretary to visit SRS

Ernest Moniz will meet with workers, local elected officials and stakeholders to discuss the site's role in national security, environmental stewardship and development of environmental ...
By Meg Mirshak

New tool evaluates student growth

In a new evaluation tool released Thursday, the effectiveness of Georgia schools is no longer measured just by how many students pass standardized tests but also by how much individual growth ...
By Tracey McManus

Woman faces possible indictment on arson charges

Five counts of arson against Christian S. Jones, 24, were bound over to the grand jury Thursday after a preliminary hearing in Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court.

Lengthy prison sentence result of flights from police

A man who fled a traffic stop and crashed his vehicle twice in a two-week period pleaded guilty to multiple charges Thursday.
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

Rave for Richmond County police. ... Everyone talks bad about downtown, but the police have a strong presence down there and do their best to keep the patrons safe. Great job!

Across Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority has reached a milestone by breaking the 3 million container mark.

Kirby: 8 ways to avoid bug bites

Ihave been bitten and stung by just about everything, most of it before age 7. Here are eight steps to avoid insect stings offered by Dr. Bill Dolen, an allergist and immunologist at Children's Hospital of Georgia:
By Bill Kirby

Moore: Readers lifted my spirits

After my diagnosis for leukemia, readers share their stories of cancer and of helping loved ones fight the disease.
By Glynn Moore

Gogick: 'Chronicle' has James Brown covered

Our newspaper has an entire topics section that tells all about the life of James Brown, and a review of the movie about his life will be printed on Monday.
By John Gogick

4 kids hurt when car rolls in driveway

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Four children were hospitalized after a car came out of gear, rolled backward and struck the kids as they played in a neighbor's yard.

Plane crashes on Ga. man walking Fla. beach

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Sometime Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a message on Facebook to mark his ninth wedding anniversary. Within hours he was dead.
By Tamara Lush

Man falls from SC bridge

DUNCAN, S.C. - Spartanburg County authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently fell from a bridge over Interstate 85.
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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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