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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

Fort Gordon commander says TechNet will continue to grow

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:00pm
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The success of this year’s TechNet cybersecurity trade show is an exciting prelude to the sharp growth the Augusta area will see in a booming cyber-spurred economy, Fort Gordon’s commander said Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Man dies before car crashes into home

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:32pm
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A Spring Lakes man is believed to have suffered from a medical incident and died before crashing into the front of a Martinez home. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Aiken police request help in identifying man in connection with burglary

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:54am
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The Aiken Department of Public Safety needs help identifying a man who may have information about a burglary last month on Hampton Avenue. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Commissioner offices nixed in municipal building additions

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:49am
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City leaders continue to address residual space issues unaddressed in a 2014 renovation of the Augusta Municipal Building.

Read more Staff Writer Susan McCord

Augusta man named in 22-count indictment that includes murder charge

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:24pm
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An Augusta man accused of robbing and killing an elderly man in addition to shooting two others has been named in a 22-count indictment returned by a Richmond County grand jury. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

McMaster assists in solar panel dedication

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:03pm
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All it took was a simple flip of a switch for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson to turn on MTU America’s new solar panel array Wednesday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Commissioner offices nixed in municipal building additions

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:32pm
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City leaders continue to address residual space issues unaddressed in a 2014 renovation of Augusta Municipal Building. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Megiddo Dream Station prepares students for workforce

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:51pm
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While students in Richmond and Columbia counties began their school year Monday, a group of non-traditional students finished their school year Tuesday evening at Midland Valley Church of the Nazarene. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Rants and raves

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:44pm
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How much will the president’s 17-day vacation cost taxpayers? How much income will it generate for the president’s companies? What’s wrong with Camp David? Read more

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Morris Publishing sells The Augusta Chronicle to GateHouse Media

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:35pm
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As part of a strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle publications, property development and new business, Morris Communications Co. announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including The Augusta Chronicle, to GateHouse Media. Read more

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Coyotes no longer a problem, according to Daniel Field

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:06pm
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The coyotes recently seen in the area near Daniel Field Airport are no longer a problem, according to the airport . Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Aiken Board of Education meeting postponed due to member attendance

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:20pm
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The Aiken County Public Schools Board of Education did not have enough members present to hold its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. Read more

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Early morning shooting near Meadowbrook Drive under investigation

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:45am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred near Meadowbrook Drive early Wednesday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Man who died in Mike Padgett Highway crash identified

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:42am
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A man who died in a fatal accident on Mike Padgett Highway on Tuesday afternoon has been identified. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Morris Publishing sells The Augusta Chronicle to GateHouse Media

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:06am
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As part of a strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle publications, property development and new business, Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including The Augusta Chronicle, to GateHouse Media. Read more

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Schools committees tout district’s progress during monthly meeting

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:08am
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Richmond County Schools committees touted progress made in recent weeks during their monthly meeting Tuesday. Highlights included improvements on the Georgia Milestones Assessment, updates on teacher employment, a new trade center for students and new communication processes. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Sheriff asks commission to raise officers’ pay

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:11pm
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Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is pushing for across-the-board pay increases for his department that would likely require a tax hike next year, city officials said Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Commission creates new position for chief probation officer

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:08pm
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The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to create a new position, prison warden, for Chief Probation Officer Marie Boulton, but questions remain about why Chief State Court Judge David Watkins had asked her to resign, and how the misdemeanor probation office will continue to operate. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord