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3 charged after stolen car crashed in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 2:10pm

Three Aiken County teens have been charged after a police pursuit ended in a crash Thursday morning.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants against Marqual Simpkins, 17, of Aiken; Kartel Smith, 17, of Aiken; and Roderick Glover, 18, of Warrenville, for possession of a stolen vehicle.

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Milledgeville Road bandit sought

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 2:06pm

Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon armed robbery at a Milledgeville Road convenience store.

According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, a masked man armed with a handgun and wearing a hooded sweatshirt robbed the Get It To Go, 3379 Milledgeville Road, about 12:40 p.m. An employee told police the man went behind the counter, grabbed money from the register, stuffed it in his pockets and ran away.

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Aiken authorities seek auto theft suspect

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 2:05pm


Aiken police are asking the public’s help in the search for a breaking and entering auto suspect.

Joseph Matthew Annadale is being sought on four counts of breaking and entering auto and three counts of grand larceny. He is possibly in the Midland Valley area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811 or Crimestoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.


Sheriff's report suggests Augusta man was regurgitating drugs before death in store

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 2:00pm

A Richmond County sheriff’s incident report suggests a man who died in a convenience store restroom after a traffic stop Thursday may have been trying to regurgitate drugs.

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Large wreck shuts down Atlanta freeways

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:23pm

ATLANTA — Authorities say an oil tanker and tractor trailer drove off a bridge and landed on the busy Georgia 400.

Local news media report that the Georgia Department of Transportation closed northbound lanes after the two trailers plunged off I-285 onto 400 on Friday afternoon. The tractor trailer was found overturned on the highway. The tanker carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel ended up on its side.

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Boehner leaving Congress

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 9:39am

 WASINGTON — In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans today that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, giving up his top leadership post and his seat in the House in the face of hardline conservative opposition.

The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early this morning when he announced his decision in a closed-door session. It came one day after a high point of Boehner's congressional career, a historic speech by Pope Francis to Congress at Boehner's request.

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I-20 wreck near North Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 6:59am

Expect traffic delays on Interstate 20 headed west toward Augusta.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is handling a traffic accident in the westbound lane of I-20 between mile markers 3 and 4, according to its Web site.

Man dies in Augusta store bathroom after traffic stop

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:41pm


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a man’s death Thursday in an Augusta convenience store restroom that occurred soon after an interaction with a Georgia State Patrol trooper.

Special agent in charge Pat Morgan said the state trooper, who has not been identified, stopped a driver for speeding on Bobby Jones Expressway about 11 a.m. The trooper stopped the vehicle at Circle K at Scott Nixon Memorial Drive and Pleasant Home Road, issued a warning to the driver and ended the traffic stop.

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Augusta man gets prison term for fleeing police with child in vehicle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:32pm

An Augusta man who led sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase with his girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter in the vehicle pleaded guilty Thursday.

Carl Tyler Jr., 27, admitted in Richmond County Superior Court that he committed the felony crime of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and the misdemeanor offenses of contributing to the delinquency of minor, reckless conduct, reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, and driving on a suspended license.

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Alleged steroid supplier pleads guilty in road rage incident

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:08pm


A local man whose arrest set off a storm of speculation about steroid use by Richmond County Sheriff officers was sentenced Thursday to 12 months incarceration.

Brandon Paquette, 32, was convicted of battery in Richmond County State Court in a road rage incident that took place in June 2014, about four months before narcotics officers executed a search warrant at his Augusta home and allegedly found multiple vials of steroids.

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Basketball team to hold tryouts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:51pm

The Georgia Kingz, a new ABA basketball team based out of Augusta, is holding tryouts at 4 p.m. Sunday at Richmond Academy. Cost is $60 for early registration and $100 at the door. The 2015-16 season starts in November.

For more information, contact team owner P.J. Meyers at (706) 306-5186.

Bands announced for Kid Rock concert in Evans

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 10:36am

Officials have announced the three bands that will join Kid Rock on stage for the MASH (Music for Action Service Hope) concert in October.

Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws, The Whiskey Gentry and Ray Fulcher will open the Oct. 25 show before Kid Rock plays a full band set at Evans Towne Center Park. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with the concert starting one hour later.

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Aiken County police chase ends with 3 in hospital

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 8:21am

An early morning police chase in Aiken County ended in a crash that injured three people Thursday.

Aiken County sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call about 3:20 a.m. about a suspicious person being followed by a white SUV in the area of Crystal Peak Road in Graniteville, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Deputies responded and spotted the vehicle, an Acura SUV, which then sped away on Sudlow Lake Road. The vehicle crashed into a tree on Langley Dam Road.

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Giant shipment may delay traffic Thursday in Richmond County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 6:22pm


Another mega load is set to travel through Richmond County.

A 371,000-pound pump house bound for Alberta, Canada, will leave Midway, Ga., at 8 p.m. Thursday and will travel through Jenkins, Burke and Richmond counties, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The 213-foot long, 16-foot wide and 15-foot tall rig configuration belongs to Perkins STC, a heavy haul trucking company from Minnesota.

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Homeless man sentenced to life in prison, no parole in brutal beating death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 5:38pm

A homeless man who brutally beat to death an acquaintance at an abandoned hotel was convicted of murder.

Because the Richmond County Superior Court jury found Bryant K. Willerson,

47, guilty but mentally ill, the Department of Corrections is required to ensure he receives mental health treatment during his prison sentence.

On June

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Man involved in Sunday shooting was military policeman, Fort Gordon officials say

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:55pm

A man shot by a state ranger before turning a gun on himself Sunday was a military policeman assigned to Fort Gordon, officials confirmed.

In a statement from the installation’s Public Affairs Office, officials said that Sgt. David Sean Owens, 28, of Montgomery, Ala., had belonged to the 35th Military Police Detachment, a criminal investigations unit.

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Funding for road through Augusta Corporate Park approved

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 1:30pm


Sales tax money for economic development that has been stashed away in city coffers for years will be used for a road leading through Augusta’s corporate park.

The Augusta Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved a document with the city that would allow it to spend about $2.5 million to create a four-lane road in the Augusta Corporate Park.

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Mayor calls news conference on plagiarism allegations

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 1:16pm

Watch video on PeriscopeMayor Hardie Davis addresses plagiarism allegations

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis has called a 3 p.m. news conference to address allegations he plagiarized eight paragraphs in a recent Augusta Chronicle column with his byline.

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Curtis Baptist holds See You at the Pole event to pray for community

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 1:10pm

Students, parents and faculty members gathered in small groups around Curtis Baptist School’s flagpole Wednesday to pray for their schools and country and to thank God for his blessings.

They joined public and private schools across the country for the 25th annual See You at the Pole, a student-led gathering to pray for their communities.

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