Belk holds grand opening at Mullins Colony new store

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:53pm
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Although Belk in Mullins Colony wasn’t scheduled to open its doors Wednesday until 9:30 a.m., Apryl Burgess arrived at nearly four hours earlier , with her tea in hand, and waited behind a barricade. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Brackett

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:16pm
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NEW YORK — Embracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Read more

Associated Press Photos DAVID CRARY

Father charged in baby daughter’s death in Georgia woods

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:20pm
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COVINGTON, Ga. - The father of a 15-day-old baby girl who was found dead in the woods behind her family’s Georgia home now faces multiple charges, including murder. Read more

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Augusta Boys and Girls Club officials create GoFundMe account to help fund repairs after burglary, vandalism

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:39am
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A local Boys and Girls Club in Augusta is reaching out to the community for help after a burglary earlier this month forced the facility to close. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking man, woman in fraud case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:31am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man and woman wanted for questioning in a financial fraud case. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Development Authority launches search to replace executive director

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:22am
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The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday that it has launched its search for a new leader to replace the departing Walter Sprouse. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Textron exec honored for his inspirational work

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:35pm
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The inspiration for Textron Specialized Vehicles’ RPM campus is being honored by the state’s main manufacturing-assistance program for being an inspiration himself. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Two local restaurants have closed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:34pm
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Two well-known Augusta-area restaurants have closed. The Cotton Patch Jazz and Blues Café in downtown Augusta and BirdDog Grille in Evans have locked their doors with no immediate plans to reopen. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Neighborhood parking permit program targets student parking

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:32pm
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Homeowners on streets near Augusta University’s downtown campus and area high schools are applauding a new city effort to create a residential parking permit program. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:10pm
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We’ve had the most childish and obnoxious leader of the country in history who embarrasses our whole country as well as himself. Trump has been the most divisive and illegal worker in the White House in trying to pass along laws that have to be slapped down in the courts. Read more

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Augusta Commission votes to pursue EMS zone

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:51pm
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The Augusta Commission revived a fight with emergency medical services provider Gold Cross with a unanimous vote Tuesday to attempt to become the county’s zone provider of EMS services. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

South Carolina to close minimum security prison in Rock Hill

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:36pm
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ROCK HILL, S.C. — South Carolina prison officials say they are closing a minimum security prison that operates a work release program because it has fewer prisoners that fit into minimum security. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Man pleads guilty in domestic violence case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:04pm
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A man facing trial for his fifth domestic violence case opted to plead guilty instead of facing a jury Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

U.S. not prepared for a flu pandemic, experts warn

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:00pm
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As the U.S. begins its annual flu season, experts warn that the country is ill-prepared for a pandemic flu that could cause widespread disruption and death. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Supreme Court justices to hear argument in Georgia, Florida disputes over water

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:10pm
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says it will hear a decades-long dispute between Florida and Georgia over water rights. Read more

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Man wanted for robbing gas station in police custody

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:55pm
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A man has been arrested in connection to a gas station robbery on Sunday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Delta to become international sponsor of Masters Tournament

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:27am
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Delta Air Lines will become an international partner of the Masters Tournament beginning in 2018, it was announced today. Read more

Sports Editor Photos John Boyette