Columbia County sample ballot

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 9:48pm


Donald Trump–President; Michael R. Pence–Vice President (R)

Hillary Clinton–President; Tim Kaine–Vice President (D)

Gary Johnson–President; Bill Weld–Vice President (L)



*Johnny Isakson (R)

Jim Barksdale (D)

Allen Buckley (L)



*Tim Echols (R)

Eric Hoskins (L)


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Boy's hit-and-run death in 2010 still unsolved

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 8:29pm

There is no memorial or reminder of the tragedy that occurred at the corner of James Drive and Travis Road six years ago today when a 9-year-old was killed by a hit-and-run driver, but the unsolved case still lingers in the minds of the officers who responded.

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Georgia Tech rolls to 35-24 win over Georgia Southern

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:33pm

ATLANTA — Beating state rival Georgia Southern won't make Georgia Tech's season.

Even so, it provided much-needed relief.

Justin Thomas was the difference in the matchup of spread-option offenses, running for two touchdowns and passing for another, and Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern 35-24 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak.

"It's definitely better than being on the other side," said Yellow Jackets senior center Freddie Burden.

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Georgia humbled in homecoming loss

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:28pm

Move over Tennessee Hail Mary, Georgia on Saturday walked into a homecoming humbling by Vanderbilt.

The Bulldogs are certainly making it hard on the home fans.

In the first game between the hedges since a last gasp defeat to a top 15 Volunteers team two weeks earlier, the Bulldogs went tumbling down again to 14-point underdog Vanderbilt 17-16 in Sanford Stadium.

Georgia lost at home to the Commodores for the first time since 2006 and for just the third time overall in the last 22 games against them.

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No. 3 Clemson survives NC State, 24-17

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:24pm

CLEMSON, S.C. — Dabo Swinney rolled forward out of his crouch, exhaled deeply and slapped the ground. The Clemson coach knew how fortunate the third-ranked Tigers were to escape with their latest victory.

"There's something to be said for finding a way to win," Swinney said. "And there's something to be said for knowing how to win."

A little luck doesn't hurt either.

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed all of it to squeak past North Carolina State 24-17 in overtime Saturday.

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Thomson slowly rolls over Baldwin

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:54pm

THOMSON — It took a little longer than usual to get rolling, but Thomson’s offensive avalanche eventually buried visiting Baldwin 45-0 on Friday night at The Brickyard.

After scoring 73 and 70 points in its previous two games, the No. 2 Bulldogs endured a scoreless first quarter and led only 3-0 late in the first half against a Braves team that was determined to eat up clock and contain Thomson’s weapons as much as possible.

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AU surpasses fundraising goal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 8:26pm


Augusta University announced Friday it surpassed its $1 million fundraising goal for the second consecutive year.


The 2016 IGIVE campaign raised $1,033,490, university officials told those gathered at the Augusta U Brew-N-Que on campus. IGIVE is an annual campaign for giving to Augusta University and its health system.

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