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Hancock wins Ironman 70.3 Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 12:38pm

Tim Hancock of Great Britain won the seventh annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta today. Hancock, in the 30-34 age division, finished with a time of 4:11:39.

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21-year-old dies from injuries in Calhoun Expressway crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 9:59pm

Man dies from injuries after expressway wreck

A 21-year-old Warrenton, Ga., resident died from injuries after a car accident on John C. Calhoun Expressway early Saturday morning.

Javarri Johnson was traveling westbound on the expressway near mile marker seven at 2:

26 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to turn, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Johnson’s car slammed into a nearby guardrail at

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Workers burned by steam at nuclear fuel plant near Columbia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 5:19pm

COLUMBIA — Three workers burned when steam escaped from a wash tank at a plant that assembles nuclear fuel rods are being treated at a burn center in Augusta.

The State newspaper reports ( ) the workers were injured at the Columbia Westinghouse nuclear fuel production plant near Columbia early Friday.

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Nunez leads Gamecocks to victory

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 4:25pm


COLUMBIA — Everyone knew Lorenzo Nunez could run the football.

South Carolina’s freshman quarterback proved Saturday he can throw the ball. And he can block, too.

Nunez threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns and added 123 yards on the ground as the Gamecocks overcame a sluggish start to dispatch Central Florida, 31-14, at Williams-Brice Stadium.

While the offensive numbers were impressive, it was a block Nunez threw that had his coaches and teammates raving about him.

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Duke beats No. 20 Georgia Tech 34-20

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 3:37pm


When No. 20 Georgia Tech can’t run, the Yellow Jackets don’t win.

Coach Paul Johnson’s triple-option offense managed its worst rushing performance since 2013 in a 34-20 loss to Duke on Saturday.

The Blue Devils held Tech (2-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to just 173 yards rushing — its fewest since it had 151 in a loss to Mississippi in the 2013 Music City Bowl, according to STATS.

“When you rush for ... 173 yards in this offense,” Johnson said, “you’re not going to win.”

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South Carolina gets 31-14 victory over UCF

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 3:30pm

Freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez threw for two touchdowns and Pharoh Cooper turned a broken play into a 29-yard go-ahead scoring run to rally South Carolina to a much-needed 31-14 victory over UCF on Saturday.

Nunez ran for 123 in his first start while Cooper added a 35-yard TD catch to snap the Gamecocks’ two-game losing streak.

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No. 7 Georgia beats Southern 48-6

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 3:23pm

Nick Chubb knew he had to extend his streak of 100-yard rushing games when he saw how much it meant to his offensive linemen.

The big guys can relax. Chubb’s streak is alive.

Chubb ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a TD pass as No. 7 Georgia beat Southern 48-6 on Saturday to gain momentum for next week’s visit from Alabama.

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Gregg Allman, 8 others to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 2:06pm

ATLANTA — Gregg Allman, Sam Moore and the late Philip Walden Jr. are among nine to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

The 37th annual awards will be held Saturday evening at the Georgia World Congress Center. It will air live on Georgia Public Television at 8 p.m.

Others inductees include John Huie, the band Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, John and Jane Barber and Monica Pearson. Posthumous inductees include Tim Wilson, Walden and Sonny Limbaugh.

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Atlanta woman fatally shot while driving car down street

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 2:03pm



ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating an incident involving a woman who was fatally while driving her vehicle down the street.

Local news media reported Saturday that shots were fired from another vehicle at the SUV, which hit a tree and flipped over. Firefighters rescued a man and woman from the vehicle.

Authorities say the woman was dead at the scene and had been shot in the face. The deceased victim’s identity has not been released.

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Knights rally past Razorbacks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:09am

PLAY OF THE GAME: Early in the fourth in Evans territory with the potential to take the lead, Cross Creek’s bad snap over quarterback Devon Hicks’ head was recovered by the Knights. That turnover changed the momentum and led to a touchdown run for Evans to go up by 9.

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Supermoon eclipse to happen on Sunday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:07am

Stay up late on Sunday, Augusta.

You’ll have a chance to witness something that happens once every couple of decades.

Beginning around 8:10 p.m., anyone with a clear view of the night sky will be able to watch a supermoon eclipse for the first time in more than 30 years. It’s expected to last until 1:22 a.m.

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Bond denied in slaying of man whose body was found in Burke County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 9:15pm

Bond was denied Friday for a Hephzibah man accused of murder in the death of a man whose body was found in Burke County last month.

Walter Salvesen,

22, will remain in custody pending his possible indictment and trial in Richmond County Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Pierce Blitch said Friday that a landowner in Burke County discovered the body of Jonathan Martin,

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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.


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