Remembering Davidson

Almost 100 alumni, teachers and students gathered Saturday to offer farewells to the old John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School building.
By Sean Gruber

Gingerbread houses modeled after historic buildings

The Augusta Museum of History invited nine individuals and bakeries to make gingerbread houses based on historic buildings in the Augusta area.
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Visitors witness colonial life during holiday season

Visitors at North Augusta's Living History Park were given a look at what it was like for colonists during the holiday season at Christmas in the Backcountry.
By Chris Thelen

1997 death on Laney-Walker roadside remains mystery

No one knows who left Delphine Brown to die on the side of Laney-Walker Boulevard in July 1997. Investigators aren't even sure how she got there.
By Travis Highfield

Mayor plans Twitter Town Hall

Augusta Mayor Hardie Da­vis will use Twitter to hold a live chat with residents on Cyber Monday.
By Lisa Kaylor

States work on foster care placements

Officials in Georgia and South Carolina say changes are in the works that could reduce the number of children placed in group care facilities.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta Muslim group offers social services outreach

From the outside, the house at Davant Street and Middleton Drive looks just like its neighbors. A sign in the front yard that reads "Muslim Community Ser­vi­ces of Augusta" gives away its higher purpose: a social services outreach to help the needy.
By Lisa Kaylor

6 cars damaged in Augusta subdivision

At least six cars in one Augusta neighborhood were damaged by what deputies believe to be BB guns.
By Travis Highfield

Some drivers will receive reminders, not tag bills

Drivers with December birthdays are getting a reminder letter instead of a paper bill as the state continues to work through issues with vendors responsible for sending the bills.
By Susan McCord and Valerie Rowell

Augusta personnel costs to rise

Augusta personnel costs may increase as much as $7 million next year as the city adds and fills positions, implements raises and shoulders a $3 million hike in healthcare costs.
By Susan McCord

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Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Arrest made in Warrenton shooting

A Warrenton man has been charged with aggravated assault after he reportedly shot a would-be robber at his house.
By Donna Stillinger

Suspects sought in television thefts

Three men stole five televisions Sunday from the Wal-Mart on Wrightsboro Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Children find man hanged in park

Columbia County officials said the death of a 20-year-old man who was discovered Monday afternoon hanged in a tree at Evans Towne Center Park was a suicide.

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Clyburn donates historic papers to USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - James Clyburn announced Monday he's sending his congressional papers to the University of South Carolina to help bring attention to his state's contribution to the national ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Gaps in testing spur call for funds

ATLANTA - Test scores released last week prompted representatives of various minority-rights organizations to call Monday for greater taxpayer funding of public schools to close the performance ...
By Walter C. Jones

Subcommittee finalizes animal ordinance revisions

An animal services subcommittee on Monday finalized ordinance revisions that charge owners fees for not spaying or neutering their animals and allow tethering under limited circumstances.
By Susan McCord

Commissioners to discuss tax district

Augusta commissioners will take up whether to convert the Rocky Creek Enterprise Zone to a Tax Allocation District at a committee meeting Tuesday.
By Susan McCord

Georgia Regents gets final OK to build Columbia County hospital

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health signed the final order Monday allowing Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital near Grovetown, closing the door for appeals.
By Tim Rausch

Rants & Raves

What happens when you put a new roof and larger gutters on your 28-year-old home in west Augusta? The tax assessor sends out an inspector to re-assess and increase the value of your "improved" home.

Kirby: Children to create idea of future transportation

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016 by asking the state's pupils to envision future transportation. It can be a drawn picture, a photograph or a ...
By Bill Kirby

Obama action urged on Syria, Putin

ATLANTA - Georgia's freshman senator called Monday for President Barack Obama to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
By Walter C. Jones

Historic Baptist site condemned for occupancy

The downtown Augusta birthplace of the Southern Baptist Convention has been condemned for occupancy after a routine inspection revealed chunks of plaster falling from the historic building's ceiling.
By Susan McCord

Water park selects management operator

Florida-based Innovative Attraction Management has been selected as operator of North Augusta's proposed Scuttle's Island Water Park.
By Travis Highfield

University student death ruled suicide

An autopsy performed at a private lab in Newberry, S.C., revealed that Michael Demetrius Wilson, 20, of Brunswick, died due to asphyxia and hypoxia, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.
By Travis Highfield

Ga. newsman Coffey dead at 92

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Thomas F. "Tom" Coffey Jr., a veteran Georgia newspaper editor and Savannah community leader, died Sunday at 92.
By Jan Skutch

Turkey donations bring cheer

The turkey giveaway is in its 24th year, and about 500 turkeys were given to needy families on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Busy highways this holiday

For the seventh straight year, an increase in travelers is expected this Thanksgiving holiday.
By Doug Stutsman

Pastor died of smoke inhalation

An autopsy has determined the cause of death for an 82-year-old pastor who died in an October fire at Lively Stone Apostolic Church.

Theft suspect sought

Luke Bunyon, 37, is wanted in connection to a robbery by sudden snatch that took place Monday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office news release.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

South Carolina flags charities for low donations to professed causes

Half of the worst charities that try to coax South Carolinians to pull out their credit cards were intended to support police and military veterans.
By Sarita Chourey
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Rants & Raves

Can someone at The Chronicle investigate how T-SPLOST funds are able to be used for the construction of improvements at the James Brown statue?
Bill Kirby

Lists help ease chaos of holidays

If there was ever a time of year to make and manage lists, it would be now. Let me list the ways.

Some facilities use video-conferencing to treat patients

Whenever patients arrive at the emergency rooms they get assessed via digital hookup by Mayo Clinic neurologist Kevin M. Barrett, who can view them on a screen, assess vital signs and talk with them.
By Charlie Patton

SC roads getting fixed, mosquitoes dying 8 weeks after floods

Many things are returning to normal after up to 2 feet of rain fell in areas from Columbia to the coast from Oct. 2 to 5.
By Jeffrey Collins

SC patrons will soon pay Amazon sales tax

COLUMBIA - A sales-tax break that the Legislature gave in 2011 expires Jan. 1, which will make South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut deals with the online retail giant.
By Seanna Adcox

Notable area deaths of 2015

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Andy Jordan (pictured here.)
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