Man dies under weight of collapsed dirt wall

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:10pm
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An Augusta man was killed Thursday when a high wall of dirt and clay collapsed and suffocated him while he laid pipe in a trench at the site of a new subdivision in Evans, according to authorities. Read more

Staff Writer Abbigail Lennon

Several schools in Richmond, Columbia counties earn governor’s recognition

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:42pm
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Three Richmond County and seven Columbia County schools were recognized Thursday by Gov. Nathan Deal with “Highest Performing” or “Greatest Gains” awards. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Fatherhood event Saturday rescheduled

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:08pm
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The Georgia Department of Child Support Services has rescheduled its event to celebrate local fathers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

A turkey oak tree in Augusta is the unofficial national champion of its species

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:06pm
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Leroy Simkins Jr. has been eyeing the big tree off Troupe Street for years, convinced that it was special. It turns out that turkey oak tree is likely a national champion. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Grovetown to pay more than $1.5 million in outcome of class action lawsuit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 2:11pm
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Grovetown city officials OK’d a final offer to settle a class-action lawsuit out of court Wednesday for more than $1 million after leaders said that they could not have challenged the accusations at trial. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Judge to decide if Augusta man competent to stand trial

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:38pm
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A judge said he will decide whether an Augusta man accused of hitting another man in the head with a 5-pound sledge hammer is competent to stand trial after hearing evidence Thursday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Richmond County deputies injured in separate crashes; one in critical condition

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:59am
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Sand is being blamed for two Wednesday evening crashes involving deputies, one of whom is in critical condition.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Repo man threatened with gun

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:28am
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A tow truck driver declined to prosecute an armed man who threatened him during an attempted repossession.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Couple sought in armed robbery, assault at grocery store

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:08am
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Police need help identifying a couple who assaulted a grocery store owner during an armed robbery Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Tree recycling programs underway

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:21pm
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A day after presents were opened under evergreen needles, residents began recycling Christmas trees at the “Bring One for the Chipper” event at The Home Depot.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants and Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:44pm
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I wonder about the president-elect’s refusal to denounce Vladimir Putin. Does it worry anyone? Is having a nationalist-leaning white man coming to the White House more important? Is anyone concerned about Russia’s hacking the utility grid in Vermont? Does it cause even a pause? Read more

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Aiken County pupils enjoy Education Day basketball games

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:08pm
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AIKEN — As hundreds of fifth-graders entered the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, Randy Warrick’s mind traveled to a place beyond basketball. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Frisbee fun

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:11pm
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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Judge: Prior crimes can be used as evidence against Augusta man at trial

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:05pm
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Previous convictions can be used as evidence against an Augusta man accused of a slew of crimes in the alleged invasion of his ex-girlfriend’s home, a judge ruled Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Statement in Augusta child abuse case admissible judge rules

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 6:28pm
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An Augusta woman’s comment that she shook her 17-month-old stepson in frustration can be shared with a jury at trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man gets prison time for child abuse

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 6:08pm
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An Augusta man who left a 7-year-old covered in welts and bruises pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child abuse. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Local firm buys former Quad/Graphics building

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:55pm
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Local officials say they are hoping new owners can breathe life into one of the metro area’s largest vacant industrial buildings. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Mayoral candidate, council members file for election

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:18pm
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Brett Brannon remains the only candidate for North Augusta mayor after the second day of filing for candidates in the city’s upcoming municipal election. Read more

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Flu-like illness in Georgia and the Augusta area is on the rise

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:02pm
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Flu-like illness in Georgia and the Augusta area is on the rise but whether it is the actual flu or some other virus is debatable, doctors said. Whatever the malady, it is still prudent to get vaccinated and adopt good practices like frequent hand washing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

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