Friday a makeup day for lost instructional time in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:55pm
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Aiken County public schools will hold a full day of classes tomorrow. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Murder charges reduced in 2012 River Glen apartments slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:46pm
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Murder charges were reduced against an Augusta man accused of killing a man at an apartment complex in retaliation for the slaying of his best friend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man charged in January robbery at Save-A-Lot on Peach Orchard Road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:04pm
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A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in January at Save-A-Lot on Peach Orchard Road. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta fire chief for nearly 23 years, Bill Maddox, dies at 89

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:52am
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A man considered a legend among Augusta firefighters, retired chief Willie Lee “Bill” Maddox, died Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Commissioner’s son linked to robbery attempt in Martinez

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:41am
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A Columbia County commissioner’s son has also been connected to a robbery attempt at a Walgreens in Martinez last week. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Police cracking down on impaired driving for St. Patrick’s Day

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:30am
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St. Patrick’s Day is no excuse to drive under the influence, officials are warning about the holiday partying that will begin Friday and likely extend through the weekend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Georgia Senate OKs $49 billion budget, cuing up House talks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:53pm
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ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate on Wednesday backed a 2 percent raise for teachers and other state employees in the coming year, part of a $49 billion budget proposal. Read more

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Water works on a chilly green

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:51pm
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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:50pm
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Opponents to the president’s efforts to stem the tide of illegals here say he exaggerates about how many of those undocumented souls have criminal backgrounds, that it’s “not that many.” Read more

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Deal: Don’t punish states over Medicaid

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:26pm
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ATLANTA — Georgia’s Republican governor said Wednesday that changes to federal health care law proposed by his party in Congress shouldn’t “punish” the 19 states that refused to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read more

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Augusta personnel board backs tax assessor’s decision

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 8:29pm
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A city worker fought for her job before the city personnel board Wednesday, in what could be one of the board’s last hearings. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Falling oil prices to temporary keep gas prices from customary spike

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 7:05pm
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Experts are predicting that falling oil prices will temporarily keep the cost of gasoline from seeing its customary spike this time of year. Read more

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Around 100 trees removed from ‘The Patch’

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 6:46pm
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No, it wasn’t an ice storm. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Jury to begin deliberations Thursday in murder trial

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 5:43pm
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Although Jaqwon Baker chose not to testify during his murder trial Wednesday, the jury got to hear and see him tell a sheriff’s investigator what happened April 12 when Malik A. Miles was fatally shot. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Two Columbia County teens arrested in connection to burglaries at Riverwood and Windmill Plantation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:07pm
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Two Columbia County teens have been arrested and charged in connection to four burglaries and one attempted burglary at Riverwood and Windmill Plantation since January. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seeking driver who crashed a vehicle into the main gate at International Paper

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 1:38pm
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Police are seeking a driver who crashed into International Paper’s main gate on Monday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

A Jackson, S.C. man was arrested after making threats inside a Wrighsboro Road bank Monday afternoon

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 1:18pm
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A Jackson man was accused of making bomb threats in a Wrightsboro Road bank Monday afternoon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Ruling in MOX case could mean plutonium removal, but questions remain

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:54am
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A ruling issued Tuesday in South Carolina’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy over the beleaguered mixed o fuel fabrication facility could open a plutonium pathway out of the Palmetto State – but could add legal and political complications for the federal agency. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Suspect in knife incident at Walgreens arrested

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 8:36am
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A man suspected of pulling a knife on a Walgreen cashier has been arrested.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson