Storm damages power lines, downs trees, leaves thousands without power

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:53pm
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Thousands remained without power Tuesday morning from damages sustained from Hurricane Irma. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Prestige Appliance files for bankruptcy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:04pm
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A South Carolina appliance retailer that expanded into the Augusta market last year has closed its stores after filing for bankruptcy.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Man in wreck is Irma’s second South Carolina death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:25pm
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COLUMBIA — The Latest on Irma’s effects in South Carolina (all times local):

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UPDATE: All Columbia County schools to reopen Wednesday; McDuffie, Jefferson schools to remain closed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:24pm
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Schools in the Columbia County School District will reopen Wednesday beginning at their usual times. Power has been restored at North Columbia Elementary School and that school will open again on Wednesday. Read more

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Two suspects sought in Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:19am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s office is seeking two suspects who attempted to purchase items from Circle K at Woodbridge in Evans using multiple credit cards which were declined. Read more

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Georgia governor urges evacuees to stay in place, but those in Augusta begin leaving

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:00am
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Irma was a “different kind of natural disaster” for the state but despite his warning that evacuees should probably stay put, most of them housed in Augusta left to return home Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Augusta human resources director resigns

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:41am
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Michael Loeser, Augusta’s human resources director for less than two years, announced he is retiring. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Irma: Miami Beach residents allowed to return home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:20am
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MIAMI — The Latest on Irma (all times local):

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Latest: Power outages still reported

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 9:08am
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By 11 a.m. Tuesday, power has been restored to the majority of people in the Augusta area.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Closings for Augusta area for Tuesday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:40pm
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Here is the latest on closings/openings caused by Irma in the Augusta area for Tuesday.

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Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 9:59pm
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MIAMI — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.

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Kirby: The baby was safe at home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:44pm
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Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.

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Fennoy resumes effort to rename Calhoun Expressway

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:43pm
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A revived push to rename Augusta’s John C. Calhoun Expressway gains momentum Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:42pm
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Comments from readers:

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Racing preservation society to hold annual induction ceremony, reunion

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:40pm
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A two-day celebration of Augusta’s auto racing history is planned for Sept. 15-16.

Read more Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Many take refuge from Irma in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:38pm
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One of thousands taking refuge in Augusta during Hurricane Irma, Barbara Kemp said she drove up Interstate 16 on Saturday from Savannah to Atlanta, where she was referred to Augusta as a shelter site.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Westminster student appears on The Tonight Show

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:37pm
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Patrick Joiner woke up to the surprise of a lifetime last week. The fifth-grade Westminster student found out that he would be appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and a few minutes later, a car picked up Joiner and his dad, Brian, to head to New York City.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Record-breaking hurricanes stretch and strain FEMA

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:11pm
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WASHINGTON — The devastating paths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have stretched the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a point unlike any in recent memory as the country looks to recover from the damage caused by record-breaking winds and flooding across Florida, Southeast Texas and South Carolina, not to mention wildfires in the West.

Read more McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) Franco Ordonez