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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Across South Carolina

COLUMBIA - A Lexington County man has pleaded guilty to weapons charges after the shooting death of a child by a boy at a birthday party earlier this year.

Newbegin beaten, drowned according to coroner's office

The Richmond County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday evening that Emily Anne Newbegin died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma and drowning.
By Doug Stutsman

Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
By Susan McCord

Across Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia Democrats are using the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to rally black voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans calling the move "race-baiting."

Local nonprofits receive grants

The executive director for the Southeastern Firefighters' Burn Foundation accepted one of 21 $1,000 grants from Wells Fargo at its annual Day of Giving breakfast.
By Lisa Kaylor

North Augusta man accused of sex offense back in custody after fleeing

On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps ruled Russell Benjamin will be incarcerated until the criminal case against him is disposed of, and that Benjamin must forfeit his ...
By Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson

Electricity bills expected to increase this winter

The majority of residents in the Augusta area who use electricity to heat their homes can expect a 2 percent increase in monthly power bills this winter, while natural gas customers should see ...
By Wesley Brown

Where you live

The pumpkin patch at Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez, is open 1-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
By Michael Holahan

Rants & Raves

Rant for any teacher or professor who attempts to brainwash our young people against our government and laws. They are there to educate, not to impose their beliefs on the minds of our ...

Another module placed at Vogtle

One of the newest nuclear reactors in the nation continues to take shape at Plant Vogtle, most recently adding a 180,000-pound steel structure to Unit 3.
By Meg Mirshak

Army officer sentenced for child porn

Second Lt. Cory Griffis, 23, pleaded guilty this year in U.S. District Court. On Wednesday, he apologized for being involved in child pornography.
By Sandy Hodson

Former dentist will remain in prison for two murders

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed Barton Corbin's petition for habeas corpus, finding Corbin missed a one-year deadline to file the petition.
By Sandy Hodson

Tour features historic churches

Fourteen churches throughout downtown Augusta will open their doors Sunday to share their individual and collective histories and demonstrate the impact the faith community has had on the city ...

Young Marines win award

The Department of Defense recognized members of the Young Marines, including some from the Augusta area, for spreading anti-drug messages to peers.
By Meg Mirshak

Suspect breaks police car window

Police said a Waynesboro, Ga., man kicked out a patrol cruiser window while being arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday.

Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

The new screening comes on the heels of a decision to funnel all of the travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to one of five airports where CDC and airports are conducting enhanced ...
By Tom Corwin

First Bank of Georgia owner posts $1.3 million third-quarter profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a third-quarter profit of $1.3 million.
By Tim Rausch

North Augusta fugitive captured

A North Augusta man arrested in an FBI sting earlier this year was re-arrested this morning after multiple agencies searched the woods off Interstate 20 in South Carolina for several hours.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Woman behind voice of Siri speaks at area event

Atlanta voice-over artist Susan Bennett, whose voice is used for iPhone virtual assitant Siri, spoke during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Event.
By Jenna Martin

Challengers hammer Haley in last debate before election

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used their final debate to attack her handling of problems at the child welfare agency.
By Jeffrey Collins

Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The Stevens Creek Hydroelectric Dam, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has changed around it.

Rants & Raves

Huge rave to the Dog Networking Agency of Georgia for all you do to help save the animals! You are indeed a special group with big hearts and I praise you all. Thank you for helping so many that can't help themselves. God Bless.

'Chronicle' provides election coverage to prepare residents to vote

Attack ads on the television. Campaign fliers in my mailboxes. Endorsements on the editorial page. All signs of the times. All signs of the time when citizens get to exercise their right to vote.
By John Gogick

Kirby: Hiking trails leaves some off path

Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, two of our most accomplished travelers, are still on the road. I know, because they sent postcards from the Washington, D.C., area.

Moore: Mudslinging is nothing new in elections

It’s hard to click on the television without finding horrible things one candidate is saying about another. Lavishly decorated commercials make it seem that only the dregs of society run for office.

Voters weigh ideology, compromise with Perdue, Nunn

McDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate. But is compromise what voters really want?
By Christina A. Cassidy

Man shot by SC trooper gets support

COLUMBIA - An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.

Construction worker killed in hit and run

OKATIE, S.C. - A highway construction worker has been killed in a hit and run in Beaufort County.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including former Columbia County health director Carole Davis (pictured here.)
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