Town resident hailed as hero for engaging Texas gunman

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 2:05pm
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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A former National Rifle Association instructor who grabbed his rifle and ran barefoot across the street to open fire on the gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a small-town Texas church was hailed as a hero Monday, along with the pickup truck driver who helped chase the killer down.

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Woman dies from injuries sustained in Monday wreck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:56pm
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A woman has died from injuries she sustained in a wreck Monday on Hephzibah McBean Road. Read more

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Olive Garden manager wins back-to-back achievement awards

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:39pm
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Running a restaurant is not easy work. Running it well is even more challenging, especially in a city with ample dining competition.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Municipal elections underway in Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:24pm
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Municipal elections are underway in Columbia County.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Suspect’s attorney: Sen. Rand Paul attack was over ‘trivial’ dispute

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:47pm
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — An assault of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul by a longtime next-door neighbor was not motivated by political differences but by a dispute “most people would find trivial,” an attorney for the man charged in the attack said Monday.

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Officials investigate inmate death at Augusta State Medical Prison

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:38pm
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Georgia prison officials are investigating the death of an inmate at Augusta State Medical Prison.

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Off-campus shooting prompts University of South Carolina Upstate campus lockdown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:28pm
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A university campus in South Carolina was put on lockdown briefly after a shooting at a nearby apartment complex. No injuries were reported on campus.

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Woman sought in connection to leaving Evans store with unpaid merchandise

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:45am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a woman in connection to shoplifting at a local Walmart.

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Woman sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:58am
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A woman who admitted to stealing from her employer will serve four years in prison.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Georgia chamber president congratulates Augusta on its ‘untold story’ of success

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:18am
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The Georgia General Assembly has heavy lifting to do in 2018, and the important workloads can be divided into three buckets. Read more

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Air Force admits fault in reporting Texas church shooter’s past crimes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:17am
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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal history to the FBI as required by military rules.

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Man arrested in sexual assault, carjacking case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 8:23am
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A man wanted for sexual assault, kidnapping and carjacking in North Augusta is in custody, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

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North Augusta council gives second OK to budget, tax increases

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:46pm
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North Augusta City Council gave second-reading approval to its 2018 budget Monday night, voting 5-1 on consecutive measures to adopt the budget and raise the property and hospitality tax rates.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

KIRBY: How money makes the world go ‘round

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:44pm
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I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:44pm
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If the city budget is so poor we cannot afford decent salaries for firefighters and law enforcement officers, how on Earth are we supposed to be able to pay millions into setting up an ambulance service?

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Mayor says ‘due diligence’ done in arena proposal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:02pm
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Mayor Hardie Davis only allowed Rotary Club of Augusta one question before a driver ushered him away Monday to another engagement, but it was a doozy.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Public hearing on 2018 budget set

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:53pm
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The Augusta Commission has a first public hearing on the 2018 city budget scheduled Tuesday, although details of the spending plan are not finalized.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Few local races in Tuesday’s elections

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:35pm
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Tuesday’s elections will see only a few races in the Augusta area.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reflects on recent losses

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:27pm
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A flag outside the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office remained at half-staff Monday morning as the department continued its mourning for three employees.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Lane closures this week on I-20 in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:11pm
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces overnight lane closures on Interstate 20 in Aiken County to install traffic recorder equipment from mile-point zero to mile-point one.

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