Midland Valley High School girls basketball coach charged with criminal solicitation of a minor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:51pm
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Paul Quiller Jr., Midland Valley High School’s girls basketball coach, has been charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Seniors at A.R. Johnson getting training as Emergency Medical Technicians

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 4:00pm
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Bridaija Jones, 18, sees herself as an anesthesiologist one day. Saeed Amaya, 17, has a goal of becoming a cardiologist. Both might begin their medical careers in the back of an ambulance, and a unique high school course could result in them getting licensed as emergency medical technicians after graduation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Government-run probation office facing challenges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 3:53pm
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Created in the wake of civil rights lawsuits that dismantled privatized probation statewide, the new city misdemeanor probation office faces a fresh obstacle from Augusta Commission members questioning why it’s being staffed by police officers and seeking to change hiring standards.

Read more Staff Writers Photos Sandy Hodson Susan McCord

Pedestrian killed at Highland and Damascus

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 8:29am
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Carlos M. Johnson Sr., 53, of Augusta, was struck and killed by a vehicle at Highland Avenue and Damascus Road on Saturday.

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Home construction dips in 2016 as costs increase

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:57am
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Price pressures are dampening home construction nationwide, but homebuilder Mark Ivey, past president of the Builders Association of Metro Augusta, acknowledged local developers also may have overestimated housing demand for cyber-related workers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Liquid nitrogen can present a number of serious hazards

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:55am
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Mishandling liquid nitrogen can present a number of serious hazards, from the risk of suffocation that apparently claimed the life of a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy last week to burns from its super-cooled gas. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Survey shows Augustans hunger for festivals and events

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:50am
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Results of a new survey are in – and Augustans love their festivals and events. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Kirby: Don’t make a spectacle of yourself

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:25pm
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In recent years I have used aging eyesight as a handy escape device. In-law visits, late-night dinners, after-dak errands have all been excused because, I admit grimly, “I don’t see that well in the dark.” Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

New infusion method for a drug to treat Parkinson’s disease is being tested in clinical trial at Augusta University

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:21pm
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Jennifer Hingyi can always tell, usually within the last hour before her next dose, when the symptoms of her Parkinson’s disease will crop up. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Peer support group works to help officers deal with emotional stress

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:16pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is working to ensure that officers affected by last weekend’s death of Sgt. Greg Meagher have the tools and support needed to work through their grief and continue in their careers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Prom gives special needs youths, adults night to shine

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:16pm
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Wearing his tuxedo and a crown, Brett Holtzclaw had his evening planned. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Brackett

City Ink: Fight breaks out over probation officer certification

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:08pm
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Be careful what you ask for. You might get it. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Aiken County adult education enrollment starts Monday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 4:15pm
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Aiken County Public Schools will begin open enrollment for adult education classes this week in Graniteville. Read more

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