Augusta area sees limited impact from shutdown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:22am
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The federal workforce in Augusta and surrounding areas saw minor impacts after the government officially shut down at midnight Friday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:55am
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WASHINGTON — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues.

Read more Associated Press Photos Alan Fram Andrew Taylor ZEKE MILLER

Georgia agencies could consider furloughing some workers during shutdown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:16pm
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Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration is making it clear it has no intention of backfilling federal funding if Washington’s government shutdown grinds on in coming weeks. Read more

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photos James Salzer

Average US gas price jumps 4 cents to $2.58 for regular

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:03pm
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CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 4 cents nationally over the past two weeks to $2.58.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:23pm
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Is anyone surprised that two deep south senators, Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, and David Perdue, of Georgia, would fail to hear the president’s disparaging remarks. Their answers continue to evolve.

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Historic Pumpkin Center will be surrounded by development in the next 5-10 years

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:15pm
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As hundreds of acres are approved for development at the Appling/Harlem exit off Interstate 20, the historic Pumpkin Center convenience store and gas station locals have come to know for decades will be at the center of major change.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Way We Were: Shooting around Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:07pm
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If your photo appeared in the Augusta newspapers in the 1950s or early 1960s, there was a good chance one of these men took it.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

10-year-old actor takes stage in ‘Finding Neverland’ tour

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:07pm
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Brooks Schweser isn’t waiting until he grows up to embark on his career path.

Read more Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Service to others is theme of Martin Luther King observance

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 6:50pm
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Every speaker at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the University of South Carolina Aiken on Sunday repeated part or all of the same quotation from the civil rights leader: “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

City Ink: Independents left out of arena ballot question

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:33pm
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When Augusta Commission members voted last week to ask voters where they want to see a new arena built, they disenfranchised the independents because they’re only going to ask Republican and Democratic voters. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Schools design cities of the future for competition

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:51pm
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Students from 45 middle schools maneuvered model cities down hallways and into elevators at USC Aiken’s Business and Education building on Saturday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

SRS has some advantages in fight for pit production, 800 jobs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:47pm
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Los Alamos National Laboratory, Savannah River Site’s competitor for the mission to produce plutonium pit “triggers” for nuclear weapons, has struggled with production and safety issues, and the leaders of at least one nearby town don’t want it. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Families enjoy Fun Fest at Futurity

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:40pm
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Families in the Augusta area got to have some weekend fun at Saturday’s Wrangler Family Fun Fest at the James Brown Arena as part of the Augusta Futurity. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:47pm
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If the Lions Club funded the construction of their building on land they don’t own &it causes a liability issue, how is that different from the city building an arena on land they don’t own? Read more

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Bank presents donation, land swap as plan to preserve park

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:45pm
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Queensborough National Bank and Trust’s strategy for saving Pendleton King Park involves a land swap and potentially large tax benefits for the home builder now under contract to buy the park, and bank officials said Friday it just might work. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta climbs in position on economic policy group’s best-performing cities list

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:43pm
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Augusta had the fourth most-improved metro-area economy out of America’s 200 largest markets last year, a national policy group said in a new report. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

KIRBY: Waiting — the universal sufferage of doctor visits

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 3:30pm
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We are in the waiting room, doing what one does there. It’s a routine visit and not my appointment. I’m just the chauffeur. I sit and watch. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Congress shuts down the government. Now what?

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:06pm
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here’s a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government. Read more

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