KIRBY: Feels like fall this weekend

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:07pm
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We should have a clear weekend but it looks like regional fall foliage is weeks away from “peak” color. A dry August and September is being blamed on a lack of color in some parts of the South, but we always have New England. Read more

Columnist Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:13pm
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North Korea is testing nuclear weaponry,  and has stated their intent to strike America. So what is our, ahem, brilliant president doing? Attacking black players for kneeling during the national anthem. Read more

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Faces of Survival: Nathalie Krenz

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:05pm
News We Think Pink

Faith has always been an anchor in Nathalie Krenz’s life, so when she learned she had breast cancer, she relied heavily upon her faith. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Allen helps local students celebrate Pre-K Week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:04pm
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Congressman Rick Allen had pre-kindergarten students at The Childcare Network on Wrightsboro Road in the mood for food and reading Thursday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

STEM event focuses on filling future jobs with local students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:11pm
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Not long ago, Quendaris Harris was contemplating his future and was encouraged by staff at Cross Creek High School to participate in Move On When Ready, a program that allows high school students to take college courses and graduate ready for the workforce. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Augusta ends lift assistance for EMS provider in non life-threatening situations

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:07pm
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Augusta Fire Depart­ment will no longer respond to calls for patient lift assistance from private ambulance providers in non life-threatening situations. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

White nationalist Spencer’s speech in Gainesville drowned out by protesters

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:03pm
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer’s supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech. Read more

Associated Press Photos Jason Dearen

Aiken woman accidentally kills husband after running over him with vehicle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:31pm
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An elderly Aiken man died Thursday from injuries suffered after his wife accidentally ran him over with her vehicle at a local auto dealership. Read more

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Better education about breast cancer treatment could decrease death rate from disease among black women, CDC official says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:00pm
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Helping women to face the diagnosis of an aggressive but treatable form of breast cancer has proven difficult because of the negative images swirling around this particular form of the disease. The answer might be a computer avatar named Linda. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

S.C. Gov. McMasters to SCANA: Stop charging customers for scuttled V.C. Summer Nuclear Station project

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:13pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Henry McMaster wants a utility to stop charging ratepayers for a scuttled nuclear reactor project. Read more

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Attorney suspended from practicing in federal courts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:57pm
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An Augusta attorney has been suspended from practicing law in the federal courts of the Southern District of Georgia. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

House fire reported in Warrenville

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:34pm
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Fire crews in Aiken County have responded to a house fire in Warrenville. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Economic developers approve $130 million in financing for Starbucks coffee plant expansion

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:31pm
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Augusta’s economic development agency on Thursday signed off on a $130 million industrial revenue bond issue to fund Starbucks’ plant expansion. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Georgia teacher who told students to remove Trump shirt resigns

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:35am
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ATLANTA — A Georgia teacher surrounded by controversy over students wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts has given her resignation to school officials.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:43am
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Yes, we deserve the same medical coverage we provide for our public servants in Congress. They show their contempt for us by denying us that level of coverage. We must be the morons. Read more

SC trooper gets ticket in fatal accident

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:25pm
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina trooper was issued a ticket for driving too fast for conditions after investigators determined he was driving 26 mph over the speed limit just before a fatal crash with an 88-year-old woman. Read more

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Columbia County homeowner see relief in new flood maps

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:29pm
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Many Columbia County homeowners acknowledged the good news Wednesday their homes are no longer at high risk for flooding, but likely won’t see savings on their insurance bills until 2019. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

It’s life in prison for St. Augustine priest’s tormented killer

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:55pm
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WAYNESBORO, GA. — A shackled Steven James Murray was ushered into an old historic courtroom on Liberty Street on Wednesday for what was his last glimpse of a free society — a society that in many ways failed the 30-year-old. Read more

The Florida Times-Union Photos Eileen Kelley

Home burns in Martinez, none injured

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:37pm
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A fire damaged a Martinez home on Tuesday, but no injuries were reported. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Chamber presents public policy agenda for city leaders

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:29pm
News Business

Spruce up downtown, practice fiscal responsibility, don’t overtax the manufacturing base and start planning special sales tax-funded projects sooner rather than later. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline