Schools committees tout district’s progress during monthly meeting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:08am
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Richmond County Schools committees touted progress made in recent weeks during their monthly meeting Tuesday. Highlights included improvements on the Georgia Milestones Assessment, updates on teacher employment, a new trade center for students and new communication processes. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Sheriff asks commission to raise officers’ pay

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:11pm
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Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is pushing for across-the-board pay increases for his department that would likely require a tax hike next year, city officials said Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Commission creates new position for chief probation officer

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:08pm
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The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to create a new position, prison warden, for Chief Probation Officer Marie Boulton, but questions remain about why Chief State Court Judge David Watkins had asked her to resign, and how the misdemeanor probation office will continue to operate. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Fort Gordon graduates first class for cyber school

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:53pm
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One by one, 14 soldiers from the U.S Army Cyber School were called to the stage in Alexander Hall on Tuesday afternoon to receive certificates in cyber operations. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:52pm
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The solution to immigration is zero immigration except for marriages. We should also not provide citizenship to refugees or babies born in America to illegals. Rather, we should change our immigration policy to allow only a limited number of visitors to work or study in America for no more than one or two years. Read more

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Former Aiken financial adviser sentenced to 4 years in prison

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:28pm
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A former Aiken financial adviser was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday and ordered to pay more than $3.2 million in restitution to 14 victims, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia. Read more

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Evans Towne Center Park closed part of day Thursday for maintenance

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:43pm
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Evans Towne Center Park will be closed part of the day Thursday for maintenance. Read more

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Wolz, Gregory win GOP primary races for Aiken City Council seats

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:31pm
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Newcomer Ed Wolz defeated incumbent Philip Merry in the District 6 Aiken City Council Republican primary Tuesday, winning the right to face Democrat Joann Tillman Hooper in the Nov. 7 general election. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Man dies in Mike Padgett Highway crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:25pm
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One man is dead following a Tuesday afternoon crash on Mike Padgett Highway. Read more

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Board of Regents approves bond funding request for new AU College of Science and Math building

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:54pm
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A “key element” for expanding enrollment and growing Augusta University was approved Tuesday by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to be part of its capital budget request for next fiscal year, an AU official said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

State superintendent visits Richmond County school

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:12pm
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Students at Jenkins-White Elementary didn’t leave school empty-handed Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King