Woman admits to stealing from elderly patient

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:16pm
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An Augusta woman who stole nearly $2,000 from an elderly personal care home patient pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Local tutoring company celebrates 30th anniversary

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:55pm
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There’s no shortage of tutoring services in the metro Augusta these days. But it wasn’t that way back in May 1987 when Misty Gleason and her husband opened their Sylvan Learning Center franchise. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Richmond County school teacher indicted

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:31pm
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A Richmond County school teacher has been indicted on a single count of sexual assault by person with supervisory authority.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Vogtle discussion heat up at Georgia PSC hearing

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:21pm
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The Georgia Public Service Commission held a contentious hearing Thursday to review the Plant Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report for the second half of 2016, including an opening salvo of public comment. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Man accused of bringing contraband inside prison

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:53pm
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mw; little more addedA former guard at Augusta State Medical Prison has been indicted on a number of felony charges for allegedly taking marijuana and tobacco to sell to inmates.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Pedestrian suffers ‘life threatening’ injuries after being hit by vehicle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:45pm
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A pedestrian suffered what appeared to be “life threatening” injuries after being struck by a vehicle this morning at the intersection of Bobby Jones Expressway and Peach Orchard Road, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Water back on after main break on Rollingwood Drive

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:44am
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Water is back on but not at full pressure after an overnight main break on Rollingwood Drive in south Augusta.

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Traffic accident in downtown Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 9:53am
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A vehicle crash this morning in downtown Augusta blocked traffic. The incident occurred at the intersection of Reynolds and 10th streets around 8 a.m.

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Crews working on wildfire near state line

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:54pm
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FOLKSTON, Ga. — Ground crews with plows and bulldozers worked Wednesday  to box in a vast wildfire threatening small communities at the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia . Read more

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Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:53pm
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After Ronald Reagan’s presidency, he gave two speeches in Japan for $2 million, so the problem with Barack Obama giving speeches on Wall Street for $400,000 per speech is what? Read more

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Collapsed Interstate 85 bridge in Atlanta to open

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:52pm
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ATLANTA — Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia’s governor and state transportation officials announced Wednesday, about six weeks after a bridge on the highway collapsed because of a large fire. Read more

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Country music artist Jacob Davis performs at center for Alzheimer’s patients

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:50pm
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Musician Jacob Davis has never been a therapist but became one of sorts Wednesday when he sat down in front of patients and staff and played at the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Legislature overrides governor’s veto on roads

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:48pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A bill raising taxes and fees to repair South Carolina’s crumbling highways became law Wednesday over Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto after House leaders blasted the Republican governor as failing to provide leadership on the state’s top priority. Read more

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Two arrested at motel for drug possession

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:33pm
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A call for help with two motel guests who refused to pay resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. Read more

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Vehicle stolen from Augusta car lot

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:33pm
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An employee of an Augusta car lot called police to report a vehicle had been stolen. Read more

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Officials weigh success of Bethlehem cleanup drive

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:56pm
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A recent effort nearly picked clean nine blighted square blocks in Bethlehem community, but enforcement and better coordination are needed to expand the effort to other areas, city officials said Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Fox that bit deputy tests positive for rabies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:14pm
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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has received confirmation that the fox that bit Deputy Misti May has rabies. Read more

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Grovetown settles whistle-blower lawsuit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 5:42pm
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The city of Grovetown opted to settle a whistle-blower’s lawsuit for $150,000.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Wahl joins Security Federal Bank

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 5:02pm
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Security Federal Bank on Wednesday announced it has hired longtime local banker Phil Wahl to its senior executive team and to oversee its expansion efforts into Augusta. Read more

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