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Rabid bat found in Goshen

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:17pm

A bat with rabies was discovered in the Goshen subdivision, according to the Richmond County Health Department.

Augusta Animal Services retrieved the bat from a home in the south Richmond County neighborhood and it tested positive for rabies, said Randy Wishard, environmental services manager for the health department.

“Sometimes they find their way in through a vent or something,” he said. “We haven’t seen one in about a month or so.”

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Traffic delay in North Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:16pm

Traffic is being diverted in North Augusta at Georgia Avenue and Edgefield Road after a tractor trailer bottomed out in the intersection.

North Augusta Public Safety Lt. Tim Thornton said no traffic can stay left from Edgefield Road onto Knox Avenue because of the location of the truck. Northbound traffic on Knox Avenue is being diverted through the CVS parking lot and onto Edgefield Road. Southbound Edgefield Road is being diverted right onto Georgia Avenue.

It is undetermined how long the intersection will be closed, Thornton said.

Tractor trailer bottoms out, closes Georgia Avenue in North Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:15pm

Tractor trailer bottoms out, closes Georgia Avenue in North Augusta

According to North Augusta Public Safety, Georgia Avenue at Edgefield Road (Knox Avenue) is currently blocked and not open.

A tractor-trailer has bottomed out in the middle of the intersection, Lt. Tim Thornton said in a news release.

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Couple charged with driving impaired with young children in vehicle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:07pm

An Augusta couple was arrested Tuesday after police were told they were driving under the influence and in possession of drugs while three young children were in the vehicle.

A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy stopped them at a Washington Road gas station about 11:30 p.m. after someone reported the vehicle for reckless driving.

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Bonds set for Blackville teens

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:55pm

BLACKVILLE, S.C. — A bond hearing was held Wednesday for five teenagers arrested in the April 30 shooting of a woman at the Hilda Crossroads.

Judge Jimmy W. “Jay” Gantt denied bond for Javaries Tyrell Washington, 17, of Blackville.

The judge set a $100,000 total bond or 10 percent of that amount on Kendrick David Staley, 19; Jawanzie Lorenzo Mayes, 17; Darren Marquez Ford, 17; Allen Isaiah Harrison, 17, all of Blackville.

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7 now dead in Amtrak crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:27pm

 

 

PHILADELPHIA — The death toll climbed to seven Wednesday with the discovery of another body in the wreckage Wednesday as investigators tried to determine why an Amtrak train hurtled off the tracks while rounding a sharp curve.

 

More than 200 people were injured in the wreck that plunged screaming passengers into darkness and chaos Tuesday night.

 

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40 percent honey bees dying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:21pm

 

 

WASHINGTON — More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.

 

Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1 percent of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years, according to an annual survey conducted by a bee partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

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Suits filed in crash that killed GSU nursing students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:08pm

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The parents of two of the five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed in a fiery wreck on Interstate 16 in April have filed suits in Bryan County Superior Court for damages stemming from the wreck they contend was caused by a drowsy tractor-trailer driver.

 

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