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Jenkins County getting jobs

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:03pm




A Georgia community that lost a huge chunk of its jobs with the closing of an apparel plant nearly a decade ago will get part of them back when a Korean light manufacturer opens its headquarters there.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Wells Lighting will create more than 200 jobs when it opens its first North American headquarters in Millen.

The company will spend $30 million over the next two years to locate in a 92,000-square foot building, Deal’s office said in a release.

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Window blind cord strangles Ga. girl, 4

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:41am




MACON, Ga. — Sheriff’s officials are investigating after a father said he went to wake his 4-year-old girl for church and found her strangled in the cords of a window blind in central Georgia.


Bibb County sheriff’s officials say the cord from the blind was wrapped around her neck when she was found Sunday morning in her home on Ivy Brook Way.


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SC medic vehicle crash injures 5

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 7:50am

LONGS, S.C. — Five people have been injured in a Longs crash involving a medical unit transporting a patient.

Authorities tell local media outlets that Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a crash on Highway 905 at around 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Crews found a medic unit on its side and a second vehicle in a ditch.

Authorities say the Red Bluff-based unit was transporting a patient when it was involved in a crash. More medic crews and fire engines arrived to help people out of the vehicles, and five people were taken to a hospital for injuries.

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Minivan kills Cobb sidewalk pedestrian

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 7:46am




MARIETTA, Ga. — Police say a minivan struck and killed a man on a sidewalk, then careened down an embankment in metro Atlanta.


Authorities say the collision happened Sunday afternoon on Franklin Road in Marietta.


Marietta police identified the man who was killed as 78-year-old Joe Lewis Burns of Marietta.


Police say the driver of the minivan lost control of the vehicle and struck Burns, then continued through a fence and down the embankment.


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You Remembered: Evans intersection

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 1:34am

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, we showed an image of the intersection of Belair and Washington roads 70 years ago. Here is how one of you remembered that time.


This picture of the intersection of Belair, Evans to Locks and Washington roads brings back many memories.

I transferred from Leah High School to Evans High School in the second grade in 1934.

None of the roads were paved and there were very few, if any, bridges in Columbia County back then.

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The Way We Were: The Red Lion

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 1:34am


The cars in the parking lot may change, but the Red Lion looks pretty much the same today as it did in this 50-year-old photo.

Today it’s just a building. But in the past it was many things to many people and many groups.

The Augusta Chronicle’s archives point this out. Through the 1940s, a host of different groups, clubs, organizations, families, associations and just regular people thought the two-story brick building on Walton Way at Baker Avenue was just the place to meet and greet.

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Man reports robbery on Eve Street

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 9:19pm


An Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint while walking on Eve Street early Friday, police said.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1800 block of Jenkin Street about 4:10 a.m. The 25-year-old victim said he was walking past a store in the 500 block of Eve Street when he was approached by a black male brandishing a black .22-caliber revolver, an incident report states.

The gunman ordered him to lay on the ground and “give him everything. The man handed over $7, and the gunman left, the report said.

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Pardon our mess: Missing historical marker

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:28pm

WHERE: 500 block of Telfair Street

WHAT: A metal pole is sticking out of the ground where a historical marker used to be. It is not known when or how the historical marker went missing.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

ACTION PROMISED: None. The department remains responsible for removing damaged or missing signs but says there is no available funding to do so.

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A look at 'unexpected' deaths in community care homes

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 9:27pm
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The Augusta Chronicle requested the investigative reports of all 2013 deaths of developmentally disabled people living in community-based care homes.

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2 people injured in shooting

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 7:01pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in which two people were wounded early Saturday.

Deputies responded to Gordon Highway and Highland Avenue about 1:30 a.m., according to a statement from Sgt. Michael McDaniel. Deputies located Broderick Crawford, 29, who had sustained a gunshot wound to his arm. A second victim, Daryl Burns, 32, sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

Neither injury was considered life-threatening. Information re garding possible suspects was not made available.

Man found dead in car in parking lot

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:58pm

An Augusta man was found dead in his car Saturday morning, and the death has been ruled suspicious, authorities say.

Gerald Holmes, 62, was found in a parking lot at 1245 Gordon Highway, Richmond County De­pu­ty Coroner Kenneth Boose said. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m.

Sgt. Michael McDaniel said the sheriff’s office was contacted by a witness about a vehicle running in the parking lot.

A cause of death is undetermined. An autopsy is scheduled next week at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta.

Girl's death among 500 in one year in community care

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:46pm
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Supreme Court ruling fuels push for community care

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 6:44pm
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What began as two Georgia mental health patients seeking community care has become a national crusade by the U.S.

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Augusta Prep STAR student wins regional honor

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:46am


Henry Burns, a senior at Augusta Preparatory Day School, will represent the region as its STAR student in state competition later this spring.

Burns, the Columbia County STAR student who scored a perfect 2,400 on the SAT, was named Region 7 winner Thursday in a program at First Baptist Church of Thomson. He selected Tim Shafer, his Augusta Prep AP calculus teacher, as STAR teacher. Shafer won the same honor last year.

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Gamecock women cruise past Savannah State in tournament opener

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:38pm


COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s Aleighsa Welch didn’t like Savannah State hanging around the NCAA Tournament opener and urged her teammates to do something about it.

The top-seeded Gamecocks (31-2) used a 21-1 run early in the second half to break away from the Lady Tigers for an 81-48 victory Friday night.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Confer­ence champions had lost by 62 points the last time they played at Colonial Life Arena, yet were down 49-39 with 15 minutes left in the game.

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Augusta teen convicted of murder in 2012 shooting

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:21pm

An Augusta teen accused of murder in the Aug. 3, 2012, shooting death of 30-year-old Anthony King was convicted Friday afternoon.

“There’s no reason that man should be dead,” Judge Michael N. Annis told Jeremiah Kelly before sentencing him to life in prison without the possibility of parole for felony murder, and 55 years for two counts of aggravated assault and three weapon violations.

At the conclusion of the weeklong trial, the Richmond County Superior Court jury deliberated for more than two hours before finding Kelly guilty.

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Suspect arrested after car chase from mall parking lot

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:54pm


A Grovetown man is facing multiple charges following a police chase Friday afternoon that began at Augusta Mall, according to Richmond County Lt. Allan Rollins.

Around 1:30 p.m., officers received information that Terry Dumas, 22, who is reportedly wanted for attempted murder in South Carolina, was at the mall.

When deputies arrived on scene, Dumas was seen in the parking lot. The suspect fled the mall in his car and began driving on Wrightsboro Rd., Rollins said.

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Midland Valley's Austin O'Shields leads SportsCenter top plays for diving catch

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:48pm


An exciting month for Mid­land Valley athletics reached another level Wednesday night when a Mustang outfielder made a play that became nationally recognized.

Right fielder Austin O’Shields crashed through the grounds crew gate down the line at Lake Olmstead Stadium to make a diving catch against North Augusta, putting himself and his team on the map in the process.

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Michigan State holds off Georgia

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:43pm


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Georgia kept getting knocked down but kept coming back – right until the closing seconds of its Round of 64 NCAA Tournament East Region game against No. 23 Michigan State Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Bulldogs twice rallied in the second half from down 13 but in the end, the result was the same as Georgia’s previous two trips to the tournament, going home one-and-done after a 70-63 loss.

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Fort Gordon fire contaminated drainage ditch with lead

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:31pm


The site of a February fire that destroyed a building at Fort Gordon is being monitored for potentially harmful contaminants being released into the environment.

The building that burned Feb. 26 contained chemicals, large amounts of lead-based paint and possibly asbestos, according to a report filed with the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center.

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