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UGA student goes naked in public

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 9:02am

ATHENS, Ga. — For the second time in a month a University of Georgia student was taken to the hospital after being found naked in public while apparently high on drugs.

According to a UGA police report, a 20-year-old student last week was seen walking on Oak Street while wearing nothing but a baseball cap and carrying a fake guitar. The 20-year-old told police he had consumed as many as six tabs of LSD.

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Pokemon game injuries rise

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 8:40am



LOS ANGELES — Beware: “Pokemon Go,” a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health.

The “augmented reality” game, which layers gameplay onto the physical world, became the top grossing app in the iPhone app store just days after its Wednesday release in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. And players have already reported wiping out in a variety of ways as they wander the real world — eyes glued to their smartphone screens — in search of digital monsters.

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Morning shooting in Beech Island

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 8:33am

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting in Beech Island.

Deputies responded to 5060 Westminster Way about 12:44 a.m. and found a man in his residence with a gunshot. He told deputies he was standing on the front porch when two armed men got out of a gold-colored vehicle and shot at him several times before driving away.

According to a news release, the victim was shot once in the arm. Other shots struck the apartment structure.

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Crowd outside Georgia governor's mansion leaves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 5:13am

ATLANTA — Most of the hundreds of people who gathered for a sit-in outside the Georgia governor's mansion had departed the scene by 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Mayor Kasim Reed and Police Chief George Turner appeared at the sit-in Monday night, where they spoke privately with protest leaders. Then most of the crowd headed home.

Turner told protesters earlier they could not stay there all night.

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Augusta solar energy effort breaks ground

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:40pm

Augusta’s three five-acre solar panel arrays will place it first in Geor­gia among municipal solar projects, Mayor Hardie Davis said Monday.

At a groundbreaking Monday, the mayor bragged on the city’s effort – a partnership with Georgia Power and contractor Inman Solar that was set in motion last year by the Augusta Commission.

The first location, an unused former Augusta Utilities compost site near the Mayor’s Fishing Hole on Lock and Dam Road, will have an educational component involving nearby Phinizy Swamp Nature Center, Davis said.

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Duncan announces retirement from NBA

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 1:28pm

Tim Duncan never wanted the spotlight, only the trophies. He never wanted the endorsements, only the camaraderie. He never wanted the accolades, only the collective achievement.

So when one of the most understated superstars in sports decided to finally call it a career after nearly two decades of excellence, he made the announcement with a 15-foot bank shot and not a boisterous slam dunk.

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Woman sought in Martinez theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:54pm


Columbia County authorities are asking the public’s help in identifying a woman in the theft of $30 of lip sore cream from a Walgreens drug store.

The incident took place June 27 at the Walgreens at 3900 Washington Road at the Bobby Jones intersection.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 541-1042 with information.

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Clemson's Tankersley named to Jim Thorpe watch list

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:39pm


Clemson senior cornerback Cordrea Tankersley has been named to the watch list for the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award.

Tankersley, a former Silver Bluff star, started all 15 games at cornerback for Clemson last year when the Tigers won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and finished No. 2 in the nation with a 14-1 record. The native of Beech Island led the Tigers in interceptions last year with five, which tied for 20th in the nation. He also had 60 tackles and 11 passes broken up.

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Missing Atlanta Zoo python found

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:25am





ATLANTA — Officials say a large python has been found after leaving its private cage at the Atlanta Zoo.


Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman Rachel Davis tells local news media that the nearly 6-foot long, non-venomous Timor python was located Sunday morning. The snake had escaped Saturday from the zoo’s Conservation Breeding Center.


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Spieth won't play in Olympics

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:12am

TROON, Scotland — Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904.

The decision was announced by International Golf Federation President Peter Dawson.

Spieth was the last player to say he was not going to Rio, telling the IGF it was for “health reasons.” Spieth was practicing at Royal Troon during the IGF news conference and was not expected to speak until today.

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Murray wins second Wimbledon title

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 12:03pm


LONDON — After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men’s champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession.


Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, played impressively mistake-free tennis while coming up with daring passing shots and beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Sunday for his second trophy at the All England Club since 2013 and third Grand Slam championship overall.


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Commission weighs limits on top employees' severance pay

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 1:19am


The city’s highest paid employees might see a slight change in their eligibility for severance packages under changes being discussed by the Augusta Commission.

Since 2007 or earlier, city department heads have been eligible for up to six months’ salary and benefits, based on their years of service, if fired without cause.

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Barnwell man slain, suspect caught

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 6:11pm

BARNWELL, S.C. -- A 25-year-old Barnwell man is dead following a shooting Friday night.

Cleveland Abrams III, of Litchfield Street, was killed as a result of a gunshot wound to his chest, Barnwell County Coroner Lloyd Ward said in a press release.

A suspect was apprehended by deputies at another location shortly after the shooting. However, his name and information has not been released.

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North Augustan wins home run derby

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 1:19pm

North Augusta’s own Matthew Mebane won Major League Baseball’s first national home run derby for players 12 and younger Saturday.

In May, at a regional derby in Stone Mountain, the Paul Knox Middle School student hit seven homers off 20 pitches in the first round, then did it again in the second round to get into the national competition at Petco Park in San Diego during All Star Week. 

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Rally, march stand against police brutality

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 12:07pm

Demanding an end to acts of police brutality, a crowd of more than 300 gathered Saturday at Augusta Common to make a statement and encourage others to push for change.

They heard briefly from speakers who deplored this week’s slayings of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, then watched as organizers launched red, white and black balloons, symbolizing the issues involved and the two men killed this week.

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Serena Williams wins Wimbledon for 22nd major title

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:39am


LONDON — Serena Williams won her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Williams pulled even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era, which began in 1968. Now Williams stands behind only Margaret Court’s all-time mark of 24.

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