Area superintendents preview upcoming school year

With area students only weeks from returning to school, superintendents from Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties detailed their expectations for the coming year.
By Doug Stutsman

Barnwell company helps Olympians avoid Zika

The Barn­well County business Anovotek is taking on an Olympian task to help U.S. athletes combat the Zika virus.
By Laura J. McKenzie

1988 Graniteville slaying still unsolved

Aiken County police were certain Wendell Kenneth Gilbert's 1988 death was drug-related, but they never found his killer, who fled in a red Ford Mustang.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

The Way We Were: Tax delegation called on Carter

Five years to the month before he would move into the White House and begin to deal with the world's most powerful and dangerous political figures, Jimmy Carter had to confront a delegation from Columbia County.
By Bill Kirby

Pardon Our Mess: Used fireworks left on bridge

Used fireworks from July Fourth were left tied to the outside of the Fifth Street bridge.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Paine officials focus on future amid appeal

Paine College President Samuel Sullivan and Michael Thurmond sat down with The Augusta Chronicle to talk about the college’s appeal process, the response from the city and what the future might hold for the college.
By Tom Corwin

Fingers pointed as properties avoid taxation

Five church-affiliated properties worth more than $13 million but paying no property taxes are at the center of an ongoing Augusta Commission shake-up of the Richmond County Board of Assessors.
By Susan McCord

Cooling centers open, but lightly used

As summer temperatures climb, Richmond and Columbia cooling centers have been open for those who might need relief. Usage, however, has been light, managers say.
By Maggie Dillard

Late researcher honored with scholarship fund

The late Dr. Tapan Chatterjee of Augusta University didn't quite live long enough to see a dream fulfilled but his legacy survives.
By Tom Corwin

State Court judge runoff Tuesday

Tuesday is runoff election for Richmond County State Court judgeship
By Sandy Hodson

Traffic break for sales tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from lane closures to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thunderstorm headed for Augusta area

A strong thunderstorm will affect northeastern Columbia, northern Richmond, southwestern Edgefield and southeastern Mccormick counties.

MCG gets full eight-year accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency has for ...
By Tom Corwin

Church shooting trial will have Charleston jurors

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal jury selected from the Charleston area, not all of South Carolina, will decide the fate of Dylann Roof when he goes on trial this year in the shootings of nine black ...
By Bruce Smith

Storm causes major sewage spill

Heavy rainfall Saturday overwhelmed Au­gusta's Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, pushing 2.8 million gallons of untreated sewage into Butler Creek and the Savannah River. "The rain was kind ...

Gas prices continue to drop

Temperatures may be on the rise as the summer continues but gas prices are heading in the opposite direction.

No relief ahead soon for Greene Street floods

Joe Holley, a third-generation member of Au­gusta's Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, wasn't surprised to find barricades blocking traffic Sunday morning as a lake of water standing in the ...
By Susan McCord

Aldi is looking to hire

The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. at the North Augusta store at 1360 Knox Avenue, located near the intersection of Knox and Lecompte avenues.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Riverfront police substation nears approval

Plans to build a police substation inside Port Royal at Riverwalk Augusta will go before the Augusta Commission for final approval Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Georgia, Augusta ready for Zika

The virus has not made it to Georgia, but officials in the state are getting ready, said Fred Koehle, the special projects manager for Richmond County Mosquito Control. A "unique" case in Utah is ...
By Tom Corwin

Longtime teacher Whiddon dies at 110

When Sue Whiddon, Columbia County's oldest resident, turned 100 a decade ago, there wasn't a big party. That's because she didn't tell anyone her age, and she was so active that few suspected she ...
By Abbigail Lennon

Reds catcher has his return set back after another surgery

CINCINNATI - Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco had surgery on the right side of his hip Monday, the third major operation in little more than a year for the former All-Star.

Teen charged with entering vehicles

Columbia County sheriff's deputies responded early Thursday to four residences on Keesaw Glen, in a neighborhood off High Meadows Drive, after residents discovered someone had rummaged through ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested after exposing himself

According to an incident report, a deputy found the man lying on a mattress on the ground in an open field near a burned residence. His boxer briefs were pulled down.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Kirby: Time to get through the postcard backlog

I'm getting behind on your summer vacation postcard travels, so let's catch up.
By Bill Kirby

North Augusta leaders address gym funding

City council members dealt with their city's business Monday night, but their minds were on Baton Rouge and Dallas as well.
By James Folker

Ex-prison guards face court together

Three former guards at the Augusta State Medical Prison will stand trial together Aug. 29 over the alleged beating of a handcuffed inmate.
By Sandy Hodson

Judge rejects plea deal in animal abuse case

Judge James G. Blanchard Jr., who presides over an informal version of veterans court in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, had been asked to accept Lawrence Allen, 28, into the program.
By Sandy Hodson

Rants & Raves

Let me take this time to praise the state police officer working the Richmond County Health Department.

Rants & Raves

Shame and Disgusted can’t describe true words I have for these people pelting police with broken concrete, metal objects and injuring hundreds of officers so far.

Infant drowns in South Carolina pond

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A 6-week-old child from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has drowned in a pond near a mall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


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Sylvia Cooper, please run for mayor. Our mayor and the commissioners all want to spend money on more reports. We don't need that. Sylvia, please run.

Moore: Most cops have been good cops to me

During my career, I have met and worked with many police officers, almost all of them the salt of the earth.
By Glynn Moore

Kirby: Take a quiz on July history

Here's an Augusta history quiz for things that happened in July -- the calendar's annual firecracker.
By Bill Kirby

Hunting permits available to go after gators in Georgia

MACON, Ga. - Hunters are now able to apply for a limited number of permits for the state's upcoming gator hunt, Georgia wildlife officials announced.
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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.
By Susan McCord
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