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Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities plan pulled from committee agenda

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:20pm

A $225,230 engineering and master plan for Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities has been pulled from Monday’s Public Services committee agenda because it conflicts with a $100,000 organizational assessment of the department included in the 2015 budget.

Saying she had moderate to high support for the assessment, Administrator Janice Allen Jackson included it in the 2015 budget package to take “a deliberate and strategic approach to making cuts,” with any leftover funds to assess other city departments.

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Pardon Our Mess: Garden plot needs tending

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:10pm

WHERE: A garden plot on the corner of 5th and Reynolds streets, an entranceway to downtown Augusta from South Carolina. A marker there designates U.S. Highway 1 as a Blue Star Memorial Highway, a National Garden Club program to honor veterans.

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Georgia to play Louisville in Belk Bowl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:42pm

Georgia’s bowl game will have some extra spice to it when the Bulldogs go up against their former defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and Louisville.

The No. 13 Bulldogs and No. 20 Cardinals will play in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte on Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN in a matchup of 9-3 teams.

Grantham jumped to Louisville last January to join former Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino’s staff after four seasons at Georgia.

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Four killed in wreck in McDuffie County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:17pm

Four people died Sunday afternoon after a collision in McDuffie County.

About 3 p.m., a black Lexus was traveling eastbound on Augusta Highway at a high rate of speed when the driver crossed the center line and struck a white Toyota Highlander head-on near Moose Club Road, according to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Chris Wright.

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Georgia Tech in Orange Bowl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:12pm

MIAMI LAKES, Fla.  — Mississippi State and Georgia Tech will play in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.

Georgia Tech ranked second nationally by piling up 333.6 yards rushing per game this season while Mississippi State allowed only 11 touchdowns on the ground.

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Toole Surveying Co. robbed Saturday night

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:34pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday night break-in at a local business.

Thieves broke into Toole Surveying Co., 300 block of Fourth Street, and took $892.50 from a company bank bag, according to an incident report.

The suspect, seen on video breaking into the building at 7:35 p.m., is described as a white male, dressed in a tan beanie hat, tan coat, khaki pants and black shoes.

 

Target employee linked to $2,220 theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:27pm

A Target employee was arrested Saturday, charged in the theft of $2,220 from cash registers.

While reviewing security cameras, Jasmine Green, 18, of Augusta, was seen on three separate occasions removing money from registers, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The incidents took place on Nov. 28, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, the report stated.

The complainant told deputies that Green had been employed at Target for less than a month.

 

Man sought for armed robbery, vehicle theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:23pm

A suspect is being sought after allegedly beating a victim with a handgun Saturday night and stealing his iPhone and Toyota Camry.

A 24-year-old victim said he was leaving a friend’s Lumpkin Road residence when an unknown person grabbed him from behind in a chokehold, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told deputies he thought it was a friend or cousin, but then the suspect pulled out a handgun and struck the victim in the head.

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Woman held on child deprivation charges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:17pm

A 25-year-old woman remained in jail Sunday after being arrested on charges of deprivation to a minor.

About 1:10 p.m. Thursday, deputies noticed Lacey Shalee Cadle displaying signs of recent methamphetamine use while walking down Kissingbower Road with her 6-year-old daughter, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies learned that the child had not eaten for five days, at which time Gold Cross was called to the scene. The child was described as “very dirty, had a large cut on her chin and her teeth seemed to be mostly missing.”

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College playoff teams have major star power; Big 12 lost in suffle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:48pm

 

The first College Football Play­off expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl.

Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.

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