River Watch Parkway lanes closing near Interstate 20 interchange

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 6:27pm
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River Watch Parkway at the Interstate 20 interchange between the CSX Railroad and River Shoals Parkway will temporarily be reduced from three to two lanes beginning Wednesday for construction work. Read more

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United Way raises $3.3 million but misses fundraising goal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 5:39pm
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The United Way of the CSRA came up short of its campaign goal of $3.5 million. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Brackett

County postpones annual charity gala

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:22pm
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Columbia County is postponing its annual charity gala planned for this weekend. Read more

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Georgia Power tallies Vogtle costs at $3.6 billion, unanimously approved by PSC

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:16pm
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The 15th Vogtle Construction Monitoring report was unanimously approved Tuesday, bringing total construction costs borne by Georgia Power Co. to about $3.68 billion for construction of Units 3 and 4. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Public help wanted in search for missing child

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:12pm
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Richmond County authorities are searching for a missing child. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Doctors Hospital pursuing two legal strategies to keep AU Medical Center from getting final approval to build Columbia County hospital

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:00pm
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Doctors Hospital of Augusta is pursuing two legal strategies to keep AU Medical Center from getting final approval of a license to build a hospital in Columbia County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

SRS, Vogtle contractor earns distinction on World’s Most Admired Companies List

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:36pm
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For the sixth consecutive year, an international engineering and construction company with a heavy regional footprint claimed its spot atop the FORTUNE magazine World’s Most Admired Companies list. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

$3,000 worth of hair stolen from Augusta salon

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:34pm
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Police say $3,000 worth of hair was stolen Monday from an Augusta beauty salon. Read more

Staff Writer Doug Stutsman

Wagener man arrested after being released from hospital

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:04pm
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A 21-year-old Wagener man was arrested Monday on charges of reckless homicide and possession of a stolen vehicle. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Suspects sought for thefts at Walmart

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 1:02pm
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Two people are wanted in connection with using reprogrammed gift cards at local Wal-Marts. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Augusta woman indicted on attempted murder charges to be arraigned

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:56am
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An Augusta woman accused of attempted murder for allegedly trying to poison her boyfriend and newborn baby will be arraigned Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Pedestrian suffers leg injury after being hit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:24am
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A female pedestrian suffered a leg injury after being struck near a Columbia County neighborhood.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

North Augusta gives preliminary OK to Comprehensive Plan

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:19pm
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North Augusta City Council took action Monday night to minimize consequences of its past-deadline Comprehensive Plan by voting to give preliminary approval to a new one.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Kirby: The plane, the plane!

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:04pm
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Everything seems simpler from a distance.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:56pm
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How idiotic to want to stop all immigration. We just need better rules but nothing racist. You want to stop people from just coming in to jump on the Social Security and Medicare? Then note rules limiting such access after people have a chance to work and pay taxes just like citizens do. But no democratic country can just stop all entries.

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Augusta personnel board, HR director taken out of employee appeal procedure

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:36pm
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The days of Augusta’s personnel board – and the authority of its Human Resources director – might be numbered.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta man to do time in prison in baseball bat assault

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:49pm
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An Augusta man who beat another with a bat and pistol-whipped him after a drug deal went bad pleaded guilty Monday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Probation revoked in stalker case for defendant’s newest domestic violence charge

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:39pm
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A judge on Monday rejected an Augusta’s man plea for immunity on a charge of aggravated battery after his girlfriend’s jaw was broken.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

AU Medical Center officials to celebrate Grovetown land purchase to build hospital

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:00pm
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Officials with AU Medical Center will celebrate Friday their purchase of land in Grovetown to build Columbia County’s first hospital.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

New center on rural health at AU has helped create a new affiliation with one rural hospital

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:00pm
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A new center on rural health at AU Medical Center has already helped create an affiliation with one rural hospital and is trying to expand the services it can provide through telemedicine to Georgia’s struggling rural providers.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin