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Appling shooting suspect's daughter calls him 'ticking time bomb'

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 1:34pm

 

Columbia County experienced its deadliest shooting incident since 1998 on Friday night, in a neighborhood that has come a long way from a troubled past.

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Nike efforts at First Tee celebrated

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:18am

The First Tee of Augusta is marked with the swoosh after a substantial donation from Nike.

The youth golf program unveiled enhancements at its six-hole course and clubhouse at a ceremony Friday.

“On behalf of Nike, we are super-excited to be here and support young athletes,” said Marc Patrick, the company’s vice president of global golf marketing.

Grovetown participant Joshua Banks, 10, snipped the ribbon on the renovations.

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5 killed in Appling shootings; suspect confirmed dead

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:51pm

Five people were killed in two separate shootings in App­ling on Friday night in what authorities say were domestic-related incidents.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has confirmed suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, killed himself. He was found dead inside his home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

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Several injured in head-on collision

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:40pm

Several people were injured Friday in a collision on Windsor Spring Road. 

The accident happened near the intersection with Richmond Hill Road after a Volkswagen Beetle reportedly crossed the center line and hit a Nissan Altima, according to dispatch. Details about the injuries weren’t known.

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Doctors Hospital of Augusta given all clear after bomb threat

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 1:15pm

Doctors Hospital of Augusta has been given an all clear after a bomb threat was called in this afternoon, hospital spokesman Adam Landau confirmed.

“We had a bomb threat called in,” he said.

The hospital’s policy is to search the area for anything suspicious but “we do not evacuate,” Landau said. Law enforcement was called in, but nothing suspicious was discovered during the search, he said.

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