New Paine president says zero tolerance for prohibited items

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:38pm
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In his first Fall Convocation address at Paine College, Dr. Jerry Hardee presented students, faculty and alumni with some strong expectations that he said would help the school “emerge anew” as it deals with its recent troubles. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Appeal rejected in child molestation case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:04pm
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The Court of Appeals of Georgia has rejected the appeal of an Augusta man serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

State fines liquid nitrogen supplier in deadly Xytex gas tank leak in February

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:00pm
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The liquid nitrogen supplier to an Augusta sperm bank is being fined more than $300,000 for problems uncovered after a February incident that killed a Richmond County deputy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

ATF offers reward in Cumming burglary, gun theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:39pm
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A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a burglary and firearms theft at a Cumming, Ga. pawn shop. Read more

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Man raising money to help Fort Jackson recruits view eclipse

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:56pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Special glasses needed to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse are in short supply, but a South Carolina political consultant is trying to help. Read more

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Vogtle installs steam generator in new reactor under construction

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:54pm
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Even as Georgia Power and its partners prepare a report for later this month on what it would cost to finish two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, work there continues with the installation of a massive steam generator in one reactor. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Suspects wanted in Columbia County package thefts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:01pm
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Two people are wanted by the Columbia County sheriff’s office for allegedly stealing packages from the front porches of homes in Evans and Grovetown. Read more

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Spraying starts after West Nile virus seen in South Carolina

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:06pm
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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Officials are spraying a 1-square mile (3-sq. kilometer) area in South Carolina for mosquitoes after a West Nile virus diagnosis. Read more

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Tips for safe eclipse viewing

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:52am
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Dr. Casey Roland, Optometrist at Specs Eyeglasses in Evans offers a series of safety tips for viewing the eclipse Aug. 21.

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Consumer Tips: Don’t let eclipse blind you to scams

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:50am
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We are mere days from the solar eclipse, which will be visible to all of North America. The “path of totality” will stretch through 13 states, from Oregon to South Carolina. In the center of that 70-mile wide path, the total eclipse will last from 2 minutes to 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Outside of this path, observers will see a partial eclipse.

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Police seek suspects in convenience store theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:45am
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Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole a number of lottery tickets from the Sprint Foods convenience store at 424 Belair Road in Martinez on Aug. 7. Read more

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Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:53pm
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Victim identified in Deans Bridge Road crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:53pm
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One woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash on Deans Bridge Road on Tuesday afternoon. Read more

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Richmond County school selected for shoe project

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:12pm
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Richmond County Board of Education vice president Jimmy Atkins got a lot more than lunch when he ran into Jill Kauffman at a local restaurant recently. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Augusta Fire Department achieves ISO rating of “1”

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 7:09pm
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Property owners may see a break in insurance premiums because Augusta Fire Department has achieved an Insurance Services Office rating of 1-1X, the highest possible, Fire Chief Chris James announced Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Report: Tiger Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 5:37pm
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, a report released Tuesday by prosecutors said. Read more

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Security workers begin strike at SRS

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:32pm
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Striking security workers held a rally Tuesday at Savannah River Site and have begun a picket they pledge to maintain “until we get back to the table with (Centerra-SRS),” said the president of their local union. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Dogs kill retention pond goats owned by city

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:05pm
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Five goats owned by the city to eat overgrown vegetation at a south Augusta retention pond were killed or later euthanized after being attacked by dogs Tuesday morning.

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Don’t have eclipse glasses yet? You might be out of luck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:00pm
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If you do not have safety glasses with which to view Monday’s total solar eclipse, you might be out of luck. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin