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Harlem teacher charged with sex crime against minor

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:41pm

A Harlem Middle School teacher has been arrested and is being held without bond after being accused of asking a 14-year-old to send explicit photos via snapchat. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Kirby: Celebrate Augusta’s birthday this week

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 1:57pm

The future is purchased by the present.

Read more Bill Kirby

Coroner releases identity of ‘mentally disturbed’ man who died in deputy’s custody

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:50pm

A man who died Sunday while being taken to AU Medical Center by a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy has been identified.

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Case of missing teen now considered homicide investigation

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:55am

An eviction notice remains posted on every door at 3103 Tate Road, where 16-year-old LaTania Janell Carwell and her family once resided. The house just across the street from Terrace Manor Elementary School is now vacant and the news about the missing Josey High School student took a darker turn Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Sheriff calls news conference on missing girl

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:34pm

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree has called a news conference for 10 a.m. Monday to talk about missing 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, whose stepfather and mother are behind bars on charges related to her disappearance.

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Toole’s 1997 death remains unsolved

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:04pm

Lena Arkansas Toole was released from St. Joseph Hospital and told to return in three days for a checkup.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants and raves

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:51pm

What part of the definition of “treason” or “traitor” do you people not understand? You set up a “gofundme” page and donate thousands of dollars in defense of someone who knowingly stole and released classified information! This is no innocent victim here. She served in the Air Force and undoubtedly held a security clearance there and then held one in her contractor role, so she clearly knew the protocols and rules associated with handling classified information. The point is, it doesn’t matter what the content of the document was, it matters that it was classified, she did not have the need to know for the material, and she mishandled it. She needs to go to jail.

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‘Mentally disturbed’ man dies in deputy’s custody

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:26pm

A 32-year-old man described as “mentally disturbed” died Sunday while being taken to Augusta University Medical Center by a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy, according to a news release.

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WAY WE WERE: Regattas on Lake Olmstead

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:06pm

Much of Augusta’s social scene used to take place on Lake Olmstead and the facilities around it.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Reality Leigh Winner’s trial won’t come soon

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:01pm

Reality Leigh Winner’s trial on an allegation that she leaked a National Security Agency’s classified document won’t be anytime soon.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Vacations call for theft deterrence

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 5:54pm

As many travel in the coming months, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office advises they make arrangements before leaving their homes.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

You need to know just a few rules to write effectively

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 5:51pm

Publishers, magazines and newspapers have rules to define their spelling, grammar and style. They compile these guidelines into great “bibles’ of the industry that, though they contain no commandments, parables or beatitudes, tell their writers and editors how to use the language effectively.

Read more Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

Young slugger heads to second Major League home-run derby

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 5:16pm
News Sports

Matthew Mebane’s teammates still call him Pablo, and he still lives to hit home runs.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Hephzibah man found shot to death in shed

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 4:40pm

A Hephzibah man was found shot to death Sunday in a shed in the 4400 block of Peach Orchard Road.

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4-year-old drowns at Thurmond Lake

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 1:42pm

A 4-year-old girl drowned at Thurmond Lake on Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

A cancer survivor event treats hearts and souls

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:46pm

Since its creation in 2006, the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University has been on the forefront of researching and fighting the effects of cancer. While that normally entails discussions of drugs, radiation and surgery, participants in Augusta University’s cancer survivor luncheon Saturday instead found solace in music, poetry and yoga.

Read more Staff Jon Long

City Ink: Case of county equipment on private land

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:45pm
Columnists News

Where there’s smoke there’s fire. But in this case, where there’s an excavator, there’s dirt. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Report puts Augusta equipment, employees at Lincoln County site

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:42pm

Former Augusta Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson told a clocked-in employee to leave work, knowing the employee was towing a piece of heavy equipment for use on private land in Lincoln County, according to an investigative summary that sheds some light on Johnson’s sudden resignation last week. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

GreenJackets, Family Y, Drive play a game

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:42pm

Jon Lambert hesitated as he rounded third base at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Looking back, he saw the ball continue rolling into the green of the outfield. He knew he had enough time to make it to home plate. Read more

Staff Photos Jon Long

Kirby: Mysteries that may never be answered

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 9:22pm
Columnists News

I like reading old stories in The Chronicle’s archives. When I come across a good one, it’s like finding money in an old suit coat and I can’t wait to tell somebody, usually you. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby