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Two suspects arrested following three-county police chase

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 2:08am
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Two suspects are in custody after a Friday night police chase that included gunfire and a chase through three counties. Read more

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Sheriff: Look within for funds; increase taxes if necessary for pay hikes

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:35pm
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With a request for raises and a possible tax increase on the table, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said he hopes existing funds can be identified to cover his proposed salary hike for the city’s law enforcement agency. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:52pm
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We need to stop saying that Trump “won,” or at least be careful to specify that he merely “won the Electoral College.” Saying he truly won creates the illusion that the problem was with the Democratic Party and not with the election system. Read more

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Augusta daycare worker arrested after leaving children unattended

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:36pm
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A worker at an Augusta day care has been arrested after nine children were left unattended Friday afternoon. Read more

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Augusta Animal Services event offers vaccination, microchipping

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 5:26pm
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Augusta Animal Services will provide vaccination and microchipping services Aug. 26 at the agency’s facility at 4164 Mack Lane. Read more

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MCG dean proposes increased outreach, research funding in first state of school address

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 5:16pm
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In his first state of the school address as dean of Medical College of Georgia, Dr. David Hess proposed using the school’s regional campuses and associations to build a statewide health system that can aid struggling rural hospitals, increase its research funding and outreach and help address the state’s “terrible” health status. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Aiken’s Kisner opens up lead at PGA

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 2:38pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Aiken native Kevin Kisner has opened a commanding lead at the PGA Championship.

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Man gets 10 years in prison for drug dealer robbery

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:30pm
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An Augusta man who took part in the armed robbery of another drug addict was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Salvations Army seeks help in aiding Center of Hope shelter

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 1:28pm
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The Salvation Army of Augusta is requesting more community support in its mission to serve local individuals and families in need. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Issue of bond delayed for Wisconsin woman accused in strange child custody case

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:12pm
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A Wisconsin woman accused of traveling to Augusta and taking a 12-year-old girl from her home at the request of her daughter who had befriended the youth online will remain in jail until a mental evaluation is completed. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Doctor considers entertainment a gateway to science education

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:32pm
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As a physician and a scientist, Dr. Abigail Cline can sometimes become frustrated with the limited and often shallow treatment of scientific breakthroughs in public discourse. So why not take a page from blockbuster movies such as “Jurassic Park” and let entertainment do it by better educating the writers, she suggested. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Cyber academy helps student get ahead

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:27pm
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In spring 2018, 17-year-old Carter Howell will do something almost unheard of when he receives his high school diploma and associate’s degree at the same time. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Rants and raves

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:23pm
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Thank you, Augusta Chronicle, and Road/Bridges for the fast cleanup on Settlement Drive. Our area appreciates all the hard work. Read more

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Kirby: Suddenly I’m blessed with a lack of class

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:22pm
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For the first time since the Clinton years, a school year began and I almost missed it. Now that our household scholar has completed the public education obstacle course and its collegiate “add-on,” I seem to have lost interest and quit paying attention to school. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Burke County Sheriff’s Office offers reward in three cases

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:04pm
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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office announced a reward is available for information leading to arrests and convictions in three open cases. Read more

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Sheriff’s Office searching for man in credit card fraud case

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:48pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a man involved in a fraud case. Read more

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Two arrested in Thursday morning incident in Thomson

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:30pm
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Two Thomson men have been taken into custody following a Thursday morning shooting incident in Thomson. Read more

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Lawyer: Discussion about removing probation officer should have been open

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:28pm
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The Augusta Commission misfired in allowing a judge to explain why he wanted to remove a staff member behind closed doors, the attorney for Georgia Press Association and The Augusta Chronicle said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

New lawsuit alleges systematic abuse at Augusta State Medical Prison

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 5:18pm
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A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a disabled inmate at the Augusta State Medical Prison alleging guards routinely use excessive force and the practice is ignored by the Department of Correction’s administration. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

TechNet panel: Cyber boom must not be squandered

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 5:06pm
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The nonprofit group founded in 2003 to help save Fort Gordon from closure has a new mission – to market the Augusta area to cyber professionals as the place they need to be. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss