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Columbus goes low, wins Class AAAAA boys golf title at Bartram Trail

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:03pm


Nolan Miller recorded his low round of the year Monday.

The Columbus junior posted 6-under-par 66 to win the Class AAAAA boys championship at Bartram Trail Golf Club.

With Miller’s score, the Blue Devils ran away with the team title. Columbus recorded a 6-under-par, 282 total to defeat Lakeside by 14 shots.

“This is crazy,” Miller said. “I’m more happy we got the team win.”

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Aiken Tech names new president

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:16pm


Aiken Technical College has named Dr. Forest Mahan, of Cheraw, S.C., as the college’s next president.

Mahan, currently the vice president for academic affairs and student services at Northeastern Technical College, will become Aiken Tech’s new leader July 1.

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Atlanta Symphony member dead after collapse

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:34pm

ATLANTA — Jane Little, a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since the group’s founding during World War II, has died at age 87 after collapsing on stage.

Little collapsed Sunday during a performance of “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” the orchestra said. She was briefly revived before dying at an Atlanta hospital.

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Bear reported in Atlanta suburb

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:22am

SUGAR HILL, Ga. — Authorities are warning residents of a possible bear sighting in Gwinnett County.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the city of Sugar Hill alerted residents via Facebook on Saturday that a bear may be roaming the area.

Gwinnett County police say the department has received multiple calls concerning a bear sighting in Sugar Hill. Police could not locate the reported animal.

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Deck collapses near Atlanta injures 4

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:20am

DORAVILLE, Ga. — Four people are recovering after the second-floor patio of a Doraville apartment collapsed.

Media outlets report the incident occurred Saturday at the Landmark at Banyan Bay apartments. DeKalb County firefighters say there was a party going on at the time.

The tenant’s husband says six people were on the patio cooking out for his wife’s birthday when it collapsed. His wife sustained an injured ankle, and three others had minor injuries.

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Man found dead on Cooney Circle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 1:15pm


Richmond County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a 29-year-old man was found dead Sunday morning on Cooney Circle near T.W. Josey High School.

Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose identified the victim as Marion Terry. The cause of death has not been determined, and the body will be sent to the crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy, the coroner said.

Deputies were called to the scene about 9 a.m. and remained at the site for some time.

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Official: Pilot dies in crash during performance at airshow

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 7:30pm

ATLANTA — A pilot was killed Saturday when his biplane crashed while performing a stunt at a metro Atlanta airshow.

The pilot crashed and died while flying in tandem with another plane during an aerial acrobatics stunt Saturday afternoon at the Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow at DeKalb Peachtree Airport, said DeKalb County Public Information Officer Sheira Campbell. The airport is about 11 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta

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Atlanta police say $190,000 taken in armored truck robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 3:20pm

ATLANTA — Police in Atlanta are looking for two men they say robbed an armored truck, making off with a significant amount of money.

Local news media report two men armed with handguns approached the armored truck shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday. Police say the men stole $190,000 in cash and a security guard’s duty weapon before fleeing on foot.

Police say no one was injured during the robbery.

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Man killed in Wilkes County shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 2:42pm

Authorities are investigating an early morning fatal shooting in Wilkes County.

About 1 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to Alabama Street in Washington, Ga., and found Darrius J. Wilkinson, of Lincolnton, unresponsive in the road. According to a news release, Wilkinson was taken to Wills Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the Wilkes County coroner at 2:15 a.m.

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28 illegal guns seized in Richmond County program's first week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:47pm

Nearly 30 illegal guns have been taken off the streets in the first week of the Sun’s Out Guns Out operation by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are very pleased with the start of the campaign,” Lt. Allan Rollins said.

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Former Aiken resident denied bond in Florida priest's slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:06pm


The former Aiken resident accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a Florida priest in April was denied bond Friday.

Steven J. Murray, 28, appeared briefly in Burke County Superior Court, where he could face trial on murder and other charges in the killing of the Rev. Rene Robert of St. Augustine, Fla. Murray will await possible indictment and trial in jail.

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Taliaferro County deputy arrested in gambling raid

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:37pm


A Taliaferro County sheriff’s deputy was one of 14 arrested during a commercial gambling raid Thursday in Warren County by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

According to a GBI press release, warrants were issued at five locations in Warrenton, Camak and Norwood in Warren County for violation of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws.

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