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Faces of Survival: Sarah Quick

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:08am

Sarah Quick’s doctor found a lump in her left breast during a routine annual Pap smear and checkup.

The next day she went for a mammogram and ultrasound, and within a week she had a diagnosis.

“The anxiety that comes along with the word cancer is like nothing you’ve ever experienced,” she said.

At the time, she was 35 and had two young children. She believed she would survive the battle, but she was more worried about whether cancer would return.

“I’m a nurse. I want to know the outcome and the end of a story, and you don’t have that luxury,” she said.

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John Barrow, Rick Allen spar over nasty campaign ads

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:30pm


STATESBORO, Ga. — Democratic Rep. John Barrow and his Republican rival blamed each other in a debate Thursday for lobbing unfair attacks in a flood of negative advertising during their congressional race in eastern Georgia.

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Nine Columbia County candidates hold public forum

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:26pm

Nine candidates running for three Columbia County offices squared off Thursday in a public forum at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center.

Approximately 80 spectators attended, with candidates fielding questions on SPLOST, population growth, transportation and how they could improve Columbia County.

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City's marina operator still hasn't vacated premises

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:35pm

The city’s marina operator hasn’t taken any steps to vacate the premises after the Augusta Port Authority filed a notice of intent to evict the company last month for failing to pay months of back rent and water bills, authority members said Thursday.

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Paine College faculty members ask for board chairman's resignation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:06pm


Paine College faculty members asked for the resignation of Silas Norman on Thursday after the Board of Trustees chairman orchestrated the removal of acting President Samuel Sullivan earlier this week.

William Lawless, a 31-year mathematics professor, said he made the request on behalf of the faculty and will ask for Norman’s resignation and Sullivan’s reinstatement again at a Board of Trustees meeting Friday morning.

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VA legislation gaining ground in Georgia, senator says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:58pm

Though the details are still being fine-tuned, new legislation that provides more timely care and improved accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning to take hold in Georgia, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday.

During a visit to The Augusta Chronicle, Isakson said his office began working with a Georgia veteran this week to have a private surgeon complete a bone marrow transplant after the Atlanta VA Medical Center deferred the procedure to the agency’s hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

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Full slate of activities this weekend

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:54pm


From historical tours to awareness walks to a river cleanup, Augusta-area residents have plenty to choose from this weekend.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, North Augusta’s Living History Park will have its 23rd annual Colonial Times exhibition. The event, which is free, demonstrates daily life in colonial-era America.

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UGA athlete accounts hacked

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:12pm

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia police said they are investigating a case in which thieves accessed the bank accounts of UGA athletes to apparently launder fraudulent checks.

The two athletes learned of the scheme when they attempted to make withdrawals from their accounts and found out that they had been locked, according to police.

Police said that they have photographs of four suspects as they withdrew cash from the athletes’s accounts within 24 hours of the fake checks having been deposited.

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2 arrested in Augusta drug bust

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:46pm


Two Augusta men were arrested Monday after Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found them packaging bags of marijuana, police said.

David Lewis, 24, and Jeffrey Kearse, 26, both of Birdie Court, were charged with possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission
of a crime, according to county jail records. They remained at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on Thursday.

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No Gurley this weekend, Richt says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:10pm


Georgia officials addressed the case involving Todd Gurley with NCAA eligibility staff while in Indianapolis for a hearing involving the swimming program, but the star running back’s status remains unchanged.

That means unless there is a late change in developments, Gurley will miss his second consecutive game Saturday when the No. 10 Bulldogs play Arkansas in Little Rock.

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Jury awards $97 million in SC mayor slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:03am


CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death.


Multiple media outlets reported the jury reached the decision Wednesday in the negligence and wrongful death suit filed by the family of Burt Reeves.


Reeves was shot by police officer Randall Price during an argument in 2011.


The award includes $7.5 million actual damages, $60 million punitive damages against the town and $30 million punitive damages against Price.


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