Hephzibah man charged in death of motorcycle driver

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:32pm
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A Hephzibah man has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash Nov. 10.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Della Reese, of TV’s “Touched by an Angel,” has died at 86

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:50pm
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LOS ANGELES — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. Read more

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South Carolina doesn’t have drugs for December execution

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:33pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina can’t carry out its first execution in more than six years because the state doesn’t have the drugs needed for lethal injection, Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday.

Read more Associated Press Photos Meg Kinnard

Two men shot to death in Aiken’s Hahn Village identified

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:33pm
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Two men killed in a shooting Sunday have been identified as Logan Michael Novak, 28 and Harry A. Butler, 26, both of Aiken.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

James Brown Thanksgiving turkey tradition continues

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:47am
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A tradition started by Augusta music legend James Brown in 1991 continued Monday with the distribution of about 300 turkeys to residents in need.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

3- 2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:58am
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ATLANTA — One of the nation’s largest domed stadiums collapsed Monday into a pile of jagged concrete and a vast cloud of smoke in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta.

Read more Associated Press Photos Jeff Martin

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:54am
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LOS ANGELES — In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era.

Read more Associated Press Photos John Rogers

North Augusta High School shows off new addition

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:55pm
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If a couple of North Augusta High School students wanted to meet up at a particular place in the hallways of the school’s new addition, you might here one say to another, “I’ll see you at the intersection of Watson and Gault.”

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Glynn Moore: Thanksgiving, children both tiring to grandparents

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:54pm
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I don’t know about you, but by the time the weekend rolls around, I’m ready for a nap and not much else.

Read more Columnnist Photos Glynn Moore

Way We Were: Modern jail had its problems

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:51pm
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The Richmond County Law Enforcement Center at 401 Walton Way closed its cell doors in 2013, after a troubled quarter century.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Savannah River Nuclear raises more than $1 million for United Way

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:49pm
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The management company for Savannah River Site raised more than $1 million in what it called a successful United Way campaign.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:48pm
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This is a rave to thank a local vocal group, Timeless, for the wonderful performance at Elmcroft Assisted Living on Friday, Nov. 10. The residents thoroughly enjoyed the songs and left the weekly happy hour still singing some of the tunes.

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Empty Stocking Fund to continue good works

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:42pm
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The Empty Stocking Fund has been helping people in need for 86 years and it’s going to keep doing so for years to come.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

2 shot to death in Aiken’s Hahn Village

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:33pm
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Two people were shot to death early Sunday in Aiken’s Hahn Village, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

New app maps overdose epidemic in real time

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:40pm
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WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2016, drug overdose deaths in Baltimore were exploding and health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen told federal Drug Enforcement Administration officials the city needed real-time data to better manage its public health response. Read more

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City Ink: There’s plenty to be thankful for in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:38pm
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This Thanksgiving season we’re thankful for many things, especially when it comes to Augusta politics. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Higher travel times, gas prices expected for holiday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:37pm
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If you’re leaving town for the Thanksgiving holiday, you may want to depart earlier than usual. Read more

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Benefit concert kicks off Empty Stocking Fund

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:26pm
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An Augusta tradition in its 87th year will kick off today with a fundraising concert at First Baptist Church of Augusta. Read more

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Texas shooting prompts some area churches to review security measures

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:11pm
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As news continues to unfold about the recent deadly church shooting in Texas, some churches in Augusta and surrounding areas are looking into what they can do to better ensure their safety. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster