NRC proposes $145,000 fine for violations at Plant Vogtle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:57am
News Business

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday said its staff is proposing a $145,000 civil penalty against Southern Nuclear Operating Co. for violations at Plant Vogtle. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:03am
News

MONTREAT, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99. Read more

Associated Press Photos Rachel Zoll

Burke County deputies make drug arrests

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:47pm
News

Two people were arrested on drug and weapon charges by Burke County deputies following an investigation in Waynesboro. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Bank security expert advises credit cards over debit cards

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:53pm
News

Pete Stuart has a debit card, but he almost never uses it. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Georgia-Pacific will build new lumber mill in Warren County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:41pm
News Business

Georgia-Pacific Corp. on Tuesday said it will build a new softwood lumber production facility in Warren County that will create an estimated 30 to 40 jobs. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Sias launches campaign for reelection

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:10pm
News

Augusta Commissioner Sammie Sias touted “teamwork” and cooperation in a bid for reelection to the commission Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Conditions at community center continue to bother commissioners

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:56pm
News

Upset about the conditions at a south Augusta community center, some Augusta Commission members hijacked a discussion about park improvements to demand action on what they perceive to be safety and health issues at the facility. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Silver Bluff’s Able resigns

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:48pm
News Sports High school

Burton Able has resigned as Silver Bluff’s athletic director and head football coach. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Tucker connection leads to blood drive being called off

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:25pm
News

The heated three-way race for Columbia County Commission chair led to a Saturday blood drive being called off by Shepeard Community Blood Center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Woman to face grand jury in exploitation of elderly case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:13pm
News

An Augusta woman arrested on Christmas Eve when the 88-year-old man she was entrusted to care for was found in frail condition in a dirty house reeking of methamphetamine will face the grand jury for possible indictment. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Groundbreaking next week on Columbia County performing arts center

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00pm
News

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners will break ground Feb. 28 on the county’s $31-plus-million performing arts center in Evans. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Cook Out burger chain plans Aiken restaurant

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:56pm
News Business

The fast-growing Cook Out regional burger chain is coming soon to Aiken . Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Two men in custody in connection with armed burglary at Grovetown residence

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:20pm
News

Two men are in police custody following an armed burglary in Columbia County, according to authorities. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Georgia adoption agencies could reject same-sex couples under bill

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:36pm
News

ATLANTA — A proposal that would allow religious adoption agencies in Georgia to refuse to work with same-sex couples has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Lakeside high school student arrested for knife possession on school property

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:19am
News

A Lakeside High School student was arrested for possessing a pocket knife on school property on Friday, according to a police report from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Georgia man arrested for giving goat whiskey, cocaine

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:27am
News

GRAYSON, Ga. — A man Georgia authorities say participated in forcing a goat to ingest whiskey and cocaine has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

Read more Photos Associated Press

GDOT to hold open house for Burke County bridge replacement plans and proposed detour

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:14am
News

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to hold an open house for a proposed detour for construction of a bridge in Midville, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster