Teen pleads to reduced charge in fatal 2016 Augusta street brawl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:36pm
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An Augusta teen suspected of starting a feud between high school girls that turned into a fatal street brawl in 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of aggravated assault.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Dow plunges 1,175 points in worst day for stocks since 2011

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:16pm
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NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market’s gains from the start of this year and ended a period of record-setting calm for stocks.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating possible arson at Augusta home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:44pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible arson at an Augusta home Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Vacant shopping center to become self-storage facility

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:09pm
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An Atlanta firm has purchased Wrightsboro Plaza from Augusta University and said it plans to convert the mostly vacant shopping center into a climate-controlled self-storage facility.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking identity of shoplifting suspects

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 1:37pm
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying two shoplifting suspects.

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GPS-based system could have prevented deadly train crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:30am
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CAYCE, S.C. — Federal investigators spent a second day Monday at the site of a deadly train crash in South Carolina, where an Amtrak train was mistakenly sent off a main track and down a side spur - and into a parked freight train. The ensuing crash early Sunday killed two people and injured more than 100 passengers.

Read more Photos Meg Kinnard Associated Press

Authorities identify man found dead inside of vehicle in Richmond County Saturday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:25am
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Richmond County authorities have identifed the body of a man found dead inside of a vehicle Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

One dead after fire at Augusta home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:04am
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One person is dead after an early morning fire in Augusta, according to authorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

WAY WE WERE: When Augusta ruled the Governor’s Office

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:08pm
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You could say 1964 was a pretty good year for Augusta when it came to state power politics and here’s a picture that shows it.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:41pm
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Someone help me understand how those who yell the loudest about patriotism never served. Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and the president, to name the most glaring.

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Successful business building is all about trust, says noted speaker at AU lecture series

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:40pm
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Building a successful business, Anthony Randall says, means building trust. As a pastor, ethicist and U.S. Army chaplain, Randall should know.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office launches campaign to combat vehicle theft, break-ins

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:39pm
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If you find yourself a little too busy to check whether you left your car door unlocked or something visible on your seats at night, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new campaign to help keep you from making this mistake.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

UPDATE: NTSB chairman says Amtrak crash in SC could have been avoided

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:24am
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COLUMBIA — A train switch that was apparently locked in the wrong position is being blamed for a train collision early Sunday that killed two people and injured up to 116 others near Cayce, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Body found inside of vehicle in Richmond County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:18am
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Richmond County authorities are investigating a death that occurred Saturday.

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City Ink: Fumbles aplenty in Augusta’s Stupor Bowl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:54pm
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The Augusta Commission’s Stupor Bowl kicks off today at the old Regency Mall site, which has been transformed into a stadium fit for a king.

Read more Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:17pm
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The stink from this presidents administration will linger long after he is removed. You can only lean on smoke and mirrors for so long. His one claim of accomplishment, the economy, has its roots from President Obama. Read more

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Upscale market-rate apartments slated for Laney Walker-Bethlehem area

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:13pm
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The convergence of Wrightsboro Road and R.A. Dent Boulevard is a striking demarcation line. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline