Columbia County commissioners OK restructuring of former Emergency Services Department

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:49am
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Columbia County Commissioners OK’d a restructure of its Emergency Management Services Division, creating a new Information Technologies Division and realigning the human resources department to report to the county administrator. Read more

Staff Writer Abbigail Lennon

Expert on wolves tout recovery of species across country

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:37pm
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Far from being the fearsome beasts of myths and fairy tales, wolves are scared of humans and avoid them in the wild while serving as “engineers of biodiversity” by playing a vital role in the ecosystem, an official with the California Wolf Center said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Public art, riverfront work debated at commission meeting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:16pm
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Sweeping plans to install public art and enhance the riverfront were met with funding questions at a Tuesday presentation before the Augusta Commission. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

School board unanimously approves reassigment of Sego Middle, Wheeless Road Elementary students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 7:17pm
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The Richmond County School Board unanimously approved a proposal to reassign students during construction of new educational facilities at Sego Middle and Wheeless Road Elementary schools. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Fire destroys home in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:24pm
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A home was destroyed by fire early Tuesday in Aiken County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

North Augusta completes Project Jackson bond sale

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:21pm
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The city of North Augusta completed its Installment Purchase Revenue Bond transaction for Project Jackson on Tuesday, according to a news release from City Administrator Todd Glover. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Local credit union getting larger

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:30pm
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Metro Augusta’s largest credit union is getting a little bigger.

Read more Staff Writer Jon Long

CSRA Agency on Aging accepting applications for Meals on Wheels program

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:22pm
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The CSRA Agency on Aging is accepting applications for the Meals on Wheels program in the 14-county region which comprises the CSRA – Georgia. Read more

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Graduation ceremony held for prisoners at Richmond County Jail

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:57pm
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Bilal Givens, Steven McDowell and Dustin Whited shared one common trait before Tuesday: they were prisoners at Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:04pm
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For the person complaining about the cost of gas from one location to the other, you do realize those prices are often determined by the costs of the location, right? Read more

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Pretrial conference set for second man in $4.4 million MOX theft conspiracy case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:16am
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A pretrial conference has been set for a man who denied allegations he played a role in scamming $4 million from the U.S. government at the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility construction project at Savannah River Site. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Johnston man dies in car crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:10am
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A Johnston, S.C., man died late Monday following a traffic accident in Aiken County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Programs share ideas about increasing access to local healthy food

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:24pm
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Aisha Ralph McDonald and her colleagues have a vision of not only growing organic produce but creating more people to produce it.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Container emits radiation during liquid nuclear waste transfer

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:01pm
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Only a few months after the end of a lawsuit opened the doors for the U.S. Department of Energy to start shipments of high-level, liquid radioactive waste from Canada to Savannah River Site, the first shipment emitted radiation from containers meant to protect workers from radiological exposure.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Commission to vote on inmate labor, racetrack proposals

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:57pm
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Controversial decisions on using inmate labor for demolition work and building a racetrack go before the Augusta Commission on Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Kirby: Stop, look … look again

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:39pm
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We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us.

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Grovetown High student arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up’ school

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:27pm
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A Grovetown High School student was arrested Friday on charges of terroristic threats and acts.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:25pm
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