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26-year-old killed in Deans Bridge Road crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:01pm

A 26-year-old man is dead after a traffic accident in Richmond County on Thursday afternoon.

Brandon Whitaker, of the 3100 block of Blackmon Court, was taken to Augusta University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

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Hephzibah man wins Harley on scratch-off ticket

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:31pm

A Hephzibah man is cruising on a new Harley after scratching off a win on an instant lottery ticket.

“My wife and I are excited,” D’Angelo Bussey told lottery officials after picking up his prize Wednesday afternoon at Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta. “We can finally take a road trip.

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Former Dogwood Stable star Wallenda euthanized

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:28pm

Dogwood Stable’s Wallenda was euthanized Monday at Old Friends Retirement Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

The former Grade I winner and millionaire in career earnings had resided at Old Friends since 2007.

Named for tightrope walker Karl Wallenda, the Dogwood star won the 1993 Super Derby and Pennsylvania Derby for Cot Campbell and trainer Frank Alexander. In his 33-race career, Wallenda won seven times and earned $1,205,929.

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Child dies in Augusta apartment fire

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:49am

 

An 18-month-old girl died soon after being pulled from an apartment fire Wednesday evening.

Coroner Mark Bowen said Ariyanna Woods was taken to the emergency room with third-degree burns to most of her body. She was pronounced dead at 6:50 p.m.

Fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that occurred about 5:45 p.m. at Magnolia Apartments, 2133 Vandivere Road.

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Active shooter drill at Fort Gordon today

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:12am

 

Fort Gordon will be conducting an active shooter drill today.

The drill will be conducted in the Luketina Hall area and will only affect personnel in that building. Unless specifically directed, no action is required by any other Fort Gordon personnel.

 

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Columbia County school bus bursts into flames; no one injured

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:17am

A Columbia County school bus burst into flames Wednesday morning before beginning its morning route.

The driver was able to exit the bus before the flames began and no students were on the bus when the fire started.

According to an incident report from Martinez Fire and Rescue, the fire occurred near the 400 block of Faircloth Drive in Martinez around 6:20 a.m. and firefighters were on scene by 6:24 a.m.

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Reward offered after stabbing Tuesday at Papa Johns

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:13am

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

About 11 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to Papa Johns in the 1800 block of Walton Way in reference to an attempted armed robbery and stabbing. According to a news release, two employees were inside the business at the time of the incident and both were stabbed by the unknown suspect.

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