Reward up to $130,000 in growing search for fugitive inmates

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:19pm
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ATLANTA — The FBI is adding staff and resources to the search for two inmates sought in the killing of their guards on a prison bus in Georgia, and a sheriff said Thursday the fugitives could be halfway across the country by now.

Read more Associated Press Photos Kate Brumback

12 Augusta attorneys up for possible judicial nomination

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:38am
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The names of 12 Augusta attorneys have been submitted as possible replacements for retiring Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ author to visit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:09am
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Bestselling author Jay Asher will visit the Columbia County Library at 4 p.m. Sunday to discuss his three novels.

Read more Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Mickelson withdraws from U.S. Open; former USC Aiken golfer takes his place

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 9:17am
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ERIN, Wis. — Phil Mickelson withdrew from the U.S. Open a little more than an hour after the sun climbed over Erin Hills, realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter’s high school graduation in California and make his Thursday afternoon tee time. Read more

Associated Press Photos Doug Ferguson

Sorority presents high school scholarship

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:56pm
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The Zeta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Soro­rity, Inc. in Augusta held its 2017 Scholarship Reception on June 3.

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GBI: Escaped inmates caught in Tennessee

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:02pm
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MADISON, Ga. — Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said. Read more

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Foundry project still facing questions

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:52pm
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Plans for the city to finance an upscale apartment complex continue to face questions from commissioners, and Wednesday members of a citizen panel took aim at the project.

Read more Staff Writer Susan McCord

Aiken County school board names new principal for Paul Knox Middle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:49pm
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Paul Knox Middle School students will be introduced to a new principal next year.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Augusta man sentenced to life in prison

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:14pm
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A jury convicted an Augusta man of rape after deliberating less than an hour Wednesday afternoon. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

McMaster signs law to protect highway workers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:56pm
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AIKEN — The widows of two South Carolina Department of Transportation workers killed while inspecting a shoulder washout in Aiken County on March 13 looked on Wednesday as Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law a bill that significantly increases the penalties for motorists who speed in work zones.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Augusta man sentenced to life in prison for robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:37pm
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A jury deliberated several hours Wednesday before convicting a man of holding up a Family Dollar store in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Fort Gordon celebrates 242nd Army birthday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 5:22pm
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On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress reorganized the American revolutionaries and created what is now the United States Army, with George Washington appointed commander-in-chief the following day.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Former wife of Thomson man killed in 2012 charged with murder

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:49pm
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The former wife of a Thomson man fatally shot in 2012 has been charged with murder in his death.

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