Trump: Puerto Rico put budget ‘out of whack’ but lives saved

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:29pm
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Confronting Puerto Rico’s devastation nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump highlighted the island’s relatively low death toll compared with “a real catastrophe like Katrina” as he opened a tour of the island Tuesday by focusing on the best of the reviews he and his administration are getting for the federal response.

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Augusta woman serving life for murder up for parole

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:02pm
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An Augusta woman serving a sentence of life in prison for the 1995 slaying of her boyfriend is being considered for parole. Read more

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City aims to name new town for company: Amazon, Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:35pm
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STONECREST, Ga. — Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality’s land and rename it Amazon, Georgia, in the hopes it will spur the e-commerce giant to locate a second headquarters there. Read more

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SRNS employees win 11 international awards for innovative programs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:19pm
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees recently won 11 awards at the 75th annual IdeasAmerica Training Summit in Tempe, Ariz.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect wanted for aggravated assault

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:36am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred in August. Read more

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Einstein proof: Nobel winners find ripples in the universe

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:29am
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STOCKHOLM — Three U.S.-based scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe — the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe. Read more

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Athens man receives Legion of Honor medal from French government

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:14am
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ATHENS, Ga. — Richard “Dick” Pipitone was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a neighborhood where most residents in those years came from Irish, Jewish and Italian backgrounds.

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Acts of heroism emerge in chaos of Las Vegas shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:46am
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LAS VEGAS — Rob Ledbetter’s battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead.

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Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:11am
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Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” has died. He was 66.

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North Augusta changes law on alcohol consumption in public

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:19pm
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North Augusta City Council gave final approval Monday night to a change in its ordinance regulating public consumption of alcohol, empowering the city administrator to give permission for city-sponsored events such as the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee to allow it in designated areas.

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