Toshiba’s pending losses loom over Vogtle, VC Summer construction

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:33pm
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Plant Vogtle and VC Summer owners are preparing for a potential shakeup in construction contracts ahead of expected heavy losses in the nuclear construction business by the struggling Toshiba Corp.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Augusta native named as Chambliss Fellow

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:18pm
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An Augusta native is one of three University of Georgia students recently named to the inaugural class of Chambliss Fellows.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Byrd Elementary gets new playground

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:12pm
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A new playground was dedicated Monday morning at Byrd Elementary School in Graniteville.

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Some residents in Grovetown’s Hidden Creek subdivision report homes and vehicles egged over weekend

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:43am
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Several residents in Grovetown’s Hidden Creek subdivision reported their homes and vehicles were egged over the weekend.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Readers find ways around Customer Service

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:24pm
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Last week I wrote about the Russian roulette game of dealing with Customer Service. I was not the only one having faced down that bullet.

Read more Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

The 1991 strangulation death of Priscilla Wilson, 21, remains unsolved.

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:55pm
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When police found Priscilla Wilson’s partially clothed body in 1991 they were unsure if it would be a murder case. Although that was later confirmed, they were never were able to find her killer.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Dickert recieves State Bar’s lifetime achievement award

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:28pm
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Neal W. Dickert is a familiar face at many area nonprofit organizations working with at-risk youth

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:28pm
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Someone assumes that no Hollywood star has a lack of insurance? Ask the 90210 woman who’s now undergoing cancer treatment who’s suing someone for letting her insurance lapse. There have been other examples over the years. The Republicans who have been bellyaching for years against the Affordable Care Act has never gotten their act together at all over all these years and have nothing to present as an alternative except the words of Trump who claims everyone will be able to get insurance. Let’s see it!

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UGA College of Pharmacy opens doors to new educational facility in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:28pm
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The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy’s program in Augusta has its own facility for the first time.

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YOU REMEMBERED: Former Gov. Carl Sanders of Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:24pm
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week we asked your remembrances of the late Gov. Carl Sanders, of Augusta. Here are some responses.

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Midland Valley High School girls basketball coach charged with criminal solicitation of a minor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:51pm
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Paul Quiller Jr., Midland Valley High School’s girls basketball coach, has been charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Seniors at A.R. Johnson getting training as Emergency Medical Technicians

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 4:00pm
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Bridaija Jones, 18, sees herself as an anesthesiologist one day. Saeed Amaya, 17, has a goal of becoming a cardiologist. Both might begin their medical careers in the back of an ambulance, and a unique high school course could result in them getting licensed as emergency medical technicians after graduation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Government-run probation office facing challenges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 3:53pm
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Created in the wake of civil rights lawsuits that dismantled privatized probation statewide, the new city misdemeanor probation office faces a fresh obstacle from Augusta Commission members questioning why it’s being staffed by police officers and seeking to change hiring standards.

Read more Staff Writers Photos Sandy Hodson Susan McCord

Pedestrian killed at Highland and Damascus

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 8:29am
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Carlos M. Johnson Sr., 53, of Augusta, was struck and killed by a vehicle at Highland Avenue and Damascus Road on Saturday.

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Home construction dips in 2016 as costs increase

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:57am
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Price pressures are dampening home construction nationwide, but homebuilder Mark Ivey, past president of the Builders Association of Metro Augusta, acknowledged local developers also may have overestimated housing demand for cyber-related workers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Liquid nitrogen can present a number of serious hazards

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:55am
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Mishandling liquid nitrogen can present a number of serious hazards, from the risk of suffocation that apparently claimed the life of a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy last week to burns from its super-cooled gas. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Survey shows Augustans hunger for festivals and events

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:50am
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Results of a new survey are in – and Augustans love their festivals and events. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord