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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Ervin's call for DSS session called unrealistic

COLUMBIA - Independent candidate Tom Ervin asked the Legislature to return to Columbia for a special session to take the DSS from under Gov. Nikki Haley.

Victim beaten, robbed of $9,600

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two unknown suspects accused of robbing and beating an Augusta man at his residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Cross Creek shows off new ROTC building

The Richmond County Board of Education Building Committee toured Cross Creek High School's new Junior ROTC building.
By Sean Gruber

Canal center upgrades theater

A $25,000 donation from the Rotary Club allowed the Augusta Canal Authority to replace outdated equipment in the theater at the Canal Discovery Center.
By Meg Mirshak

Hearing for church murder suspect rescheduled

The arraignment for Daniel Nelson Robinson will be Sept. 22, pending another date change. He had been scheduled to appear in court in Duvall County, Fla. 

Taking ownership of downtown

With new measures in place to curb street violence and illegal vendors, downtown Augusta businesses have pulled together a grassroots movement.
By Wesley Brown

Rants & Raves

Chronicle, please lead by example by printing only constructive rants.

Commission to discuss administrator position

Two city appointments return to the forefront at a regular Tuesday meeting of the Augusta Commission, including the hire of a city administrator.
By Susan McCord

'Do not swim' ban could be lifted Tuesday

Athletes training for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon should be able to brave the Savannah River after a mysterious substance forced a "do not swim" order.
By Travis Highfield

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers received the Medal of Honor, nearly 50 years after they put themselves in harm's way to protect their brothers.
By Josh Lederman

Indian restaurant opens on Washington Road

Curry Hut replaces Thai Jong at 2810 Washington Road in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Heavy traffic expected near Vogtle

The operator of Plant Vogtle has warned that heavy traffic is possible on roads near the facility as additional workers perform a scheduled refueling outage.
By Meg Mirshak

Small earthquake reported in Evans

The 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported about 10 miles northwest of Evans about 3:30 a.m.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.
By Ray Henry

Residents share memories of Savannah River, Miller Theater

In previous weeks, we have asked for your memories of the Savannah River and the Miller Theater. Here are some of those reminiscences.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Unsolved Cases: Hopson's 1976 death

Nearly four decades have come and gone, yet the death of Nancy Hopson remains one of two unsolved Richmond County homicides from the 1970s.
By Doug Stutsman

Guns, jewelry stolen from pawn shop

Deputies say an Augusta pawn shop fell victim to burglars this weekend, losing at least two handguns and six long guns along with jewelry.
By Travis Highfield

2 accused of robbing man at gunpoint

A man and a teen were arrested Saturday, accused of robbing a 35-year-old Augusta man at gunpoint.
By Travis Highfield

Jazz concert raises more scholarship funds

With rain clouds looming overhead, the second annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival kicked off Sunday without so much as a hiccup.
By Travis Highfield

Rants & Raves

Could Columbia County police please do something about the excessive speeding on South Old Belair Road. The speed limit is 35; people are going 65.

Bill Kirby: Girls have been hard to fathom for centuries

Does birth month determine a woman’s lot in life? They used to think so; at least, that was the somewhat questionable speculation in a century-old newspaper article shared last week.

Where you live: Bird's eye view

A hawk peers down from a treetop near River Watch Parkway on Wednesday afternoon.
By Michael Holahan

SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.

Ex-governors urge citizenship test for students

COLUMBIA - Three former South Carolina governors are pushing for high school students to take the same test that immigrants must pass to become a U.S. citizen.
By Seanna Adcox

28 forged documents uncovered in probe of registration group

ATLANTA - A state probe into a voter registration group that claims to have submitted nearly 86,000 applications this year has so far uncovered 28 forged documents with 26 more considered suspicious.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)
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