Syndicate content
Updated: 59 min 14 sec ago

Augusta University observes World AIDS Day with free HIV testing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:53pm

Jada Young, 18, hopped into the Ryan White Program van at Augusta University on Thursday to get her cheek swabbed to test for HIV infection because it was important for her to know. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Several downtown streets blocked Saturday for Christmas events

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 2:06pm

Several downtown Augusta streets will be blocked Saturday for the Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Session for post-election dialogue, healing set

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:02pm

Organizers hope a forum Saturday will aid healing among area residents who reacted strongly to the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Burglary reported at fire-damaged Columbia County home

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 8:58am

One man has been arrested and another is being sought in the burglary of a fire-damaged Columbia County home. Read more

Staff Writer Bianca Cain Johnson

Burglar steals cash, gun from Grovetown convenience store

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 8:52am

A burglar stole cash and a gun from a Grovetown convenience store this week. Read more

Staff Writer Bianca Cain Johnson

For The Record

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:24pm


Handed Down Nov. 21

Allen David Johnson, 54, homeless, criminal attempt to commit... Read more

Empty Stocking List

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:35pm

Previously acknowledged $12,646.30

In Memory of my lovely grandmother, Nancy Curtis Shields Trowbridge, Mother, Mabel T.... Read more


Empty Stocking Fund

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:23pm

The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund has helped make Christmas better for those who need it for 86 years. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:23pm

My heart goes out to the family of the 15-year-old killed by the savages in North Augusta. Yes, a young man who had more to offer than those demons. Read more


Task force targeting blight in Augusta’s Bethlehem community making slow headway

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 7:38pm

A task force targeting blight in Augusta’s Bethlehem community is making some headway but won’t have a cleanup event until next year. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta University Literacy Center receives national honor

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:00pm

The Augusta University Literacy Center was designated as a National Exemplary Model on Tuesday for its work on improving reading levels for local children and adults.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

AU Health, Philips celebrating fruits of 2013 alliance

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:28pm

Soothing colors around the edges of an imaging room help calm children coming in for a CT scan. An algorithm inside a monitoring program helps flag patients whose conditions are deteriorating before they actually crash. And relative quiet inside a monitoring room by silencing unnecessary alarms allows staff to focus on the important ones. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Prosecutor challenging appeals court ruling in Augusta murder case

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:09pm

The Court of Appeals of Georgia has been asked by the prosecution to reconsider its ruling that an Augusta man originally tried for murder may only face retrial on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man sentenced to 10 years in River Glen shooting

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:37pm

An Augusta man accused of aggravated assault in a shooting at River Glen apartments last fall was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

OPEC deal could mean higher area gas prices

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:00pm

Area motorists could see gas prices rising after an organization of oil producing countries agreed today to cut production. Read more

Photos Staff Reports

Former Aiken jailer pleads guilty to killing wife

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:54pm

Matthew Blakley, a former Aiken County jailer arrested in June 2015 in the fatal shooting of his wife, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Severe thunderstorm watch for Columbia County

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:31am

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight for Columbia County. Read more

From Staff Reports

North Augusta Optimist Club hopes to avoid Christmas tree thefts again

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 9:05am

For Craig Bannecke, it would be easy to focus on the negative: 60 stolen Christmas trees. Hundreds of dollars in lost revenue. No suspect charged after pilfering from a charitable organization. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Motorist killed in morning crash

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:06am

A 23-year-old Gloverville man died early Wednesday after losing control of his vehicle on Mike Padgett Highway.

Read more Staff Writer Bianca Cain Johnson

Another lawsuit filed over inmate’s treatment at Richmond County jail

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:13am

A new federal lawsuit has been filed over the treatment of a former inmate at the Richmond County jail. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson