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Richmond Academy to honor 2014 hall of fame class

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:47pm

The Academy of Richmond County will induct 10 honorees – including doctors, athletes and an Army general – to its hall of fame in a ceremony at First Baptist Church in Augusta next month.

The induction ceremony at the church’s Fellowship Hall will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Patrons may reserve tickets by calling the school at (706) 737-7152.

The Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame was created in 2012 to honor those who have made significant contributions while attending or working at the school.

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Former Paine CFO files breach-of-contract suit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:23pm


Paine College’s former chief financial officer says he was fired out of retaliation just days after he “ethically responded to inquiries” posed to him by the college’s accreditation body during a March on-site visit, according to a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against Paine on Thursday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Edward Patrick said that Paine President George C. Bradley has shown a pattern of abusive employment practices toward college employees and that he was the fourth CFO whom Bradley had fired since becoming president in 2009.

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Wrightsboro Road reopens to traffic after lengthy construction project

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:57pm


The 1500 block of Wrightsboro Road reopened to traffic late last week after a lengthy construction project to repair a collapsed sewer line, according to Augusta Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell.

Since the road was closed in May, motorists were forced to take a detour as crews tried to correct the problem near the Dart Container facility. The emergency road closure cost about $800,000.

Reinforced concrete pipe replaced more than 1,000 feet of brick sewer line that was 70 to 80 years old.

North Augusta woman admitted to shooting, killing husband, police say

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:53pm

Police say a North Augusta woman accused of fatally shooting her husband Monday admitted to the crime when they arrived at the scene.

According to a police incident report released Tuesday, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety was called to the 600 block of W. Woodlawn Ave. about 11:55 a.m. Monday in response to a shooting. Officer Timothy Stembridge, who filed the report, said he was initially under the impression that he was being called to the scene of a suicide.

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