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Augusta woman dies in evening car crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:32pm

A man has been charged with DUI, reckless driving and first-degree vehicular homicide following a traffic accident that killed an Augusta woman Thursday in Richmond County.

Donetta McCullum, 50, of the 3000 block of Miranda Road, died from injuries that she sustained when her Suzuki Grand Vitara attempted to turn left from Faircrest Avenue onto Peach Orchard Road, according to a statement from Richmond County coroner Mark Bowen.

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Hephzibah man who used 7-year-old daughter as lookout in burglary pleads guilty

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:18pm

A man who used his 7-year-old daughter as a lookout while he burglarized an Augusta home has pleaded guilty to burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Ronald Jay Miller, 38, pleaded guilty July 10 in Richmond County Superior Court. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly imposed a sentence of 10 years’ probation, with the condition Miller is to complete a drug-rehab program.

Miller had been in the Augusta Judicial Circuit’s drug court program but had absconded at the time of his arrest for the Nov. 11 burglary.

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Project Jackson trial begins Friday in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:00pm


The fate of North Augusta’s planned riverfront baseball park could become clearer after Friday.

A lawsuit challenging Project Jackson, a $144 million development that includes a new stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets, is going before South Carolina Circuit Judge Ernest Kinard in Aiken County. The plaintiff, North Augusta homeowner Stephen Donohue, claims the city violated the state’s Tax Increment Financing law when it created an ordinance to fund the project.

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