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Reception to honor area artists showing at Augusta Municipal Building

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:45pm

City of Augusta employees and the public are invited to a Friday reception honoring area artists and their art on display at Augusta Municipal Building.

Now in its third show, the Municipal Building Gallery in the first floor lobby is currently showing work of a diverse group of some 20 artists such as Ruby Culpepper, Rhian Swain and Randy Lambeth from Augusta and surrounding counties.

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Truck slams into revelers in Nice, at least 80 dead

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:35pm

NICE, France — A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. At least 80 people were killed before police killed the driver, authorities said.

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Trump postpones VP announcement, citing France attacks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 6:08pm

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick Thursday night following a day of rampant speculation, citing the "horrible attack" in Nice, France, that left scores dead.

Trump had planned to hold his first event with his yet-to-be-announced running mate Friday morning in New York. He announced the change of plans on Twitter.

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2 vehicles found in Augusta Canal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:29pm


The draining of the Augusta Canal this week for maintenance turned up a surprise Thursday.

Two cars – both Hondas – were found in the canal near Sibley Mill. That led to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, fire department
and dive team being called to the scene.

Tommie Crabb, who is doing electrical work at Sibley Mill, said he spotted the cars Thursday afternoon.

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5 teens, expectant mom charged in attack

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:11pm

Five teens and an expectant mother are facing charges after police say they attacked a new mother outside a pediatric office last month.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to Pediatric Partners on D’Antignac Drive about 3 p.m. June 15 to handle a fight involving several women.

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Suspects sought in $6,000 theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 2:52pm

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies are asking the public’s help in identifying three suspects linked to the theft of more than $6,000 worth of cell phones and iPods from the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road.

According to a police bulletin, the three men who appeared to be in their mid-20s entered the store at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, concealed the items in their clothing and left without paying. They drove away in a white four-door vehicle.

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