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Augusta-Richmond County NAACP will hold annual MLK Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:40pm

The Augusta-Richmond County NAACP will hold its annual MLK Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday. Read more

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Rocker Alice Cooper coming to Bell Auditorium

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:27am
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Shock rocker Alice Cooper will be coming to Augusta in April, as tickets go on sale Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Police need help finding man sought in December sexual assault

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 9:14am

A man wanted for questioning in a December sexual assault has been found, police said.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta ‘Sister March’ planned Saturday

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:36pm

Augusta will host its own “Sister March” in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Susan McCord

Kirby: President-elect makes his points in Augusta

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 7:30pm

Augusta held a very dear place in his affections. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Youths learn King’s legacy during church’s day of service

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 6:36pm

About 30 children gathered Monday for a day of community service and reflection for Martin Luther King Day at Belle Terrace Presbyterian Church.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Annual MLK celebration focuses on unity, service

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 6:16pm

For the Rev. Larry Fryer, Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration could be summed up by two words: unity and service.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 6:13pm

Rave to the very kind and generous co-shopper in Thomson. Thank you again for the gift of a bulb. My friend and I will surely think of it still come spring.

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Dish Network drops WRDW, WAGT

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 5:14pm
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Atlanta-based Gray Television on Monday announced that satellite provider Dish Network will stop carrying programming for its WRDW and WAGT stations in Augusta effective Tuesday evening.

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Gas prices starting to drop

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:51pm

Gas prices have started dropping after recently reaching their highest level since last summer.

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Belk expected to serve as anchor for Evans shopping center

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:58pm

A new, nearly 85,000-square-foot Belk department store is expected to anchor phase II of Mullins shopping center in Evans.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Housing, maintenance top government’s agenda Tuesday

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:44pm

Affordable housing and downtown maintenance will take center stage Tuesday at two meetings of the Augusta Commission.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Trial to begin next week in Augusta cold-case homicide

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 1:24pm

An Augusta man arrested on murder charges nearly three years after a south Augusta man was slain in his home is scheduled to stand trial next week.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

WAY WE WERE: Sherman Drawdy, a banker’s banker

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:10pm

When Richmond County Superior Court Judge Frederick Kennedy was announcing the winner of the bar association’s first Liberty Bell Award in 1965, the audience didn’t know the recipient.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Martin Luther King Day events

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:10pm


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Pardon Our Mess: Exit ramp off Interstate 20 in poor shape

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:58pm

WHERE: Interstate 20 westbound at Palmetto Parkway (Interstate 520)

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School custodian’s 1991 strangulation unsolved

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:57pm

Several people were questioned after a Richmond County schools custodian was killed in her Seventh Street home in December 1991, but an arrest was never made.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Glynn Moore: Someday, cars will communicate, but mine will be speechless

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:36pm

Last week I started to write about the way cars have become robotic but I got to pondering the word “robot” and drove off the track. Today, I get back to where I was headed: the fact that the auto industry is turning cars into autonomous drones that not only can drive themselves but also will talk with one another as though they were at a Wednesday afternoon tea party.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Glynn Moore

Rants and raves

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:35pm

I am a black man and I love America. I was born in America and so were my parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents, one of who was native american. The problem is America doesn’t love me. Growing up in the Jim Crow south fearful and stunted, I have deep emotional scars. I try to feel hopeful, but I am reminded daily by politicians and the news that the divisions and angst are still there. I see the new me in the person of Latino immigrants, who simply want a piece of the American dream. They are no different than the various ethnicities that came through Ellis island. I am wounded and hurt as I approach my seventieth year. I thought we had turned a corner electing a black president, but time has shown that to be an abberration. His successor offers people like me no hope, but I will continue to overcome and overcome. I am an optimist that the basic tenets of what this country stands for will win out.

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Educator helped revise Aiken County’s code of conduct

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:33pm

Editor’s note: Each week, The Augusta Chronicle will feature a local teacher who is making a difference in the community. To submit an educator, please email reporter Doug Stutsman at

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