Georgia Power earns top five spot for added solar capacity in 2016

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:09am
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While progress at Georgia Power’s expansion at Plant Vogtle remains foggy, progress in other areas are much clearer. Read more

Staff Writer Thomas Gardiner

One dead in Friday night shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:43pm
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One person has been reported dead following a shooting on Friday night at the Carrie J. Mays Community Center.

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Amid Westinghouse bankruptcy, officials extend agreement to keep Vogtle construction moving

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:20pm
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With little more than two hours until it expired, representatives from Georgia Power and Westinghouse agreed to extend the interim agreement keeping construction moving forward at the beleaugered Plant Vogtle expansion near Waynesboro.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Kirby: Sometimes, the wheels come off

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:02pm
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This is new. AAA, well-known for its roadside assistance, is now offering a similar service for bicycles. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:58pm
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Bruce Springsteen, aka the “Boss,” is getting heat, due to his friendship with Barack Obama. One contributor to this format referred to Barack Obama as a con man. Where do I start. The occupier of the White House recently settled a lawsuit for millions for not delivering what he offered. He has many more pending. He will not release his taxes. Why? He degrades women and anyone else who disagrees with him. Now, with the legitimate facts I have forwarded, who is the con man? Bruce Springsteen was fine until he revealed he was a thinker. Give me Bruce over Ted Nugent and Kid Rock, any day. Read more

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Mediation in Marshall Square fire fails, according to attorney

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:00pm
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Another mediation attempt to settle claims against the owners of a Columbia County retirement home by former residents regarding a 2015 fire that killed one person and led to the displacement of dozens has failed, according to the lawyer representing a number of plaintiffs. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Calhoun, an Augusta native and prominent South Florida developer, dies at 90

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:06pm
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Francis A. “Mike” Calhoun Jr., an Augusta native and prominent South Florida developer, died Friday in Miami. He was 90. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Hess named new dean of Medical College of Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:49pm
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Dr. David Hess was named the new dean of Medical College of Georgia on Friday but don’t expect him to disappear behind his office door. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Waynesboro man charged as unauthorized bail bondsman in Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:17pm
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An Augusta real estate agent arrested for working as an unauthorized bail bondsman in Columbia County is now also facing charges in Richmond County after drugs were found upon his arrest. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Former TV contestant arrested for battery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:34pm
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A Columbia County teen who once starred as a contestant on the television show America’s Got Talent was recently charged with multiple counts of simple battery after engaging in a physical altercation while intoxicated, according to a police report. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Reception will honor retiring North Augusta mayor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:27pm
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A drop-in reception to honor Lark Jones for 32 years of service to North Augusta will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Municipal Center’s Palmetto Terrace. Read more

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Former Augusta University provost pleads guilty to theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:51pm
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A former vice provost at Georgia Health Sciences University and Georgia Regents University pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of theft by taking. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Department of Energy extends liquid waste contract at Savannah River Site

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:08pm
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Savannah River Remediation will remain in charge of the liquid waste mission and contract at Savannah River Site for another six months, according to an announcement from the Department of Energy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

RCSO to offer drug take back day

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:44pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will hold a prescription drug take back day Saturday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Bond denied for mental health specialist accused of having sexual contact with teen

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:49pm
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A Hephzibah man hired to watch over troubled children was denied bond Friday on a charges of sexual assault against a person in custody and sodomy. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Bond denied for Augusta man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:42pm
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Bond was denied Friday for an Augusta man accused of attacking an ex-girlfriend in jealous rage a year after they broke up, according to the prosecutor. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Newsome named Teacher of the Year in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:36pm
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A mathematics teacher at Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School was named Teacher of the Year for the Aiken County Public School District. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Law Day celebration planned for Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:28pm
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A leading authority on the law and legal ethics address the Augusta Bar Association on May 8 and kick off the week of celebration of Law Day. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Victim identified in Thursday’s hotel stabbing

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:42am
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A woman has been identified after being found dead Thursday morning at an Augusta hotel. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman