Current weather

  • Clear sky
  • 70°
    Clear sky

Efforts underway to preserve Revolutionary War battlefield

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:59pm

SYLVANIA, Ga. -- More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia’s least explored Revolutionary War sites.

“This battlefield has all the components very rarely seen in preservation,” said archaeologist Dan Battle, who has spent the past year assessing the Screven County historic site to determine what secrets it might still hold.

read more

Local TV favorite 'Trooper Terry' Sams dies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:53pm

 

Terry Sams, 80, known to a generation of young Augusta television viewers as “Trooper Terry,” died Friday after a brief illness, but those who knew him said he has left a permanent mark on Augusta.

“He is indeed someone who will never be forgotten and a television legend in Augusta,” said Mary Morrison, anchor of Good Morning Augusta and News Channel 6 at Noon.

Morrison is just one of many people who can attribute their start in the news industry to Sams. When she was hired in 1988 Sams was WJBF’s general manager.

read more

New Falcon stadium may need more from taxpayers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:08am

 

ATLANTA — Georgia officials are preparing to spend more than $30 million to buy land and build parking for the new stadium that would be home to the Atlanta Falcons.

 

Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to approve a budget this month that includes a $17 million parking deck, a project made public days before the legislative session ended.

 

Records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show that state officials also could spend $16.3 million on land for the site.

 

read more

SC strippers sue clubs over wages

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:52am

 

 

COLUMBIA— A group of strippers is suing several South Carolina nightclubs, saying they weren’t paid according to federal standards.

 

The lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this year accuses clubs in Columbia and Greenville of violating minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

read more

3 finalists to lead SC med school

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:49am

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. — There are now three finalists for the job of president of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

 

The Post and Courier reports the college board of trustees hopes to select a new president within the next several weeks to replace Dr. Ray Greenberg.

 

Greenberg left last year for a position at the University of Texas hospital system. About 50 people applied for the job.

 

read more

Wreck slows Walton Way traffic

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:51am

A overturned vehicle slowed traffic on Walton Way and damaged a Georgia Power pole Friday morning.

Police were called to the accident with injuries located between Belmont Avenue and Peachtree Road at 7:24 a.m. The Georgia State Patrol worked the crash site.

Georgia Power was on the scene to assess the damage to the cracked power pole.

 

Ga. middle school teacher busted growing pot

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:58am

 

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke County middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday when authorities found an indoor marijuana farm at his home near the school where he taught.

Members of the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force went to the residence of Joseph Weston LePage to execute a search warrant. When no one was home, they forcibly entered, Athens-Clarke County police said.

The home is located around the corner from Clarke Middle School, where LePage is a sixth-grade social studies teacher.

read more

Man stabbed, girlfriend arrested

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:20pm

 

An Augusta man was hospitalized Wednesday night after being stabbed, and his girlfriend was arrested.

About 9:31 p.m., deputies found Patrick Ford standing in the 4500 block of Etterlee Road, covered in blood, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.

Shelley Coleman, Ford’s girlfriend, was charged with aggravated assault and taken to the Richmond County Detention Center, the report said.

read more

Unidentified victim shot, hospitalized

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:08pm

 

A man was hospitalized Thursday night after being shot in Richmond County.

About 8:46 p.m., deputies responded to the 100 block of East Espinosa Street and found a man had been shot on Japonica Avenue and then driven to his mother’s house on Espinosa Street, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man, whose identity was not made public, was taken to Georgia Regents Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

No arrests had been made late Thursday.

Man steals car, wrecks it

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:35pm

 

Authorities are searching for a man who stole a car and wrecked it Thursday.

While shopping at Dollar General on 3250 Deans Bridge Road, victim William Palmer’s four-door Mazda was stolen from the store’s parking lot, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. Palmer told deputies he left the keys in the vehicle because he wasn’t planning to be inside the store long.

Deputies found the vehicle after it struck a 2006 Ford F-150 at the intersection of Deans Bridge Road and Georgetown Drive. The suspect was last seen running away on Georgetown Drive.

read more

Masters Week camp lets kids play at Y

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:07pm

 

If she were not spending this week at the Downtown Family Y, Khiasia Anderson said she would probably be at a relative’s house or somewhere else in Augusta, but the Y is better.

“Because we play games here and do other stuff,” said the 7-year-old second-grader at Hornsby Elementary School. “You can’t go swimming at the mall.”

read more

Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory White Smith dead at 62

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:38pm

Gregory White Smith, a world-renowned author who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning biography on painter Jackson Pollock, the definitive biography on Vincent Van Gogh and who spent the past 25 years devoted to historic preservation and cultural enhancement in Aiken, died at his home Thursday. He was 62.

His death came after a 40-year battle with a rare brain tumor, Smith’s publishing company, Woodward/White Inc., said in a statement.

read more

Haas leads Masters after opening-roung 68

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:30pm

Bill Haas posted six birdies en route to an opening 4-under-par 68 to take the lead today at the Masters Tournament.

In his fifth Masters appearance, Haas recorded his first round in the 60s. He birdied Nos. 13 and 14 to move to 4-under for the day. Despite making bogey at No. 17, Haas birdied the par-4 18th hole.

read more

Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:04pm

WASHINGTON   — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday.

Her resignation comes just one week after the end of the first enrollment period for the Obamacare law. While the opening weeks of the rollout were marred by website woes, the administration rebounded strongly by enrolling more than 7 million people in the new insurance marketplaces.

read more

Bill Haas has clubhouse lead at 4-under

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:27pm

Bill Haas posted six birdies en route to an opening 4-under-par 68 to take the clubhouse lead today at the Masters Tournament.

In his fifth Masters appearance, Haas recorded his first round in the 60s. He birdied Nos. 13 and 14 to move to 4-under for the day. Despite making bogey at No. 17, Haas birdied the par-4 18th hole.

read more

GRU could get marijuana oil trials

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:55pm

Children in Georgia with difficult to treat seizures could get access to a marijuana-derived oil through clinical trials at Georgia Regents University, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday. But even if the state gets selected, it could be three to six months to work out the details, said a lead researcher at GRU who would likely lead the clinical trials.

read more

Six birdies propel Haas to afternoon lead at Masters

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:34pm

Bill Haas posted six birdies en route to 4-under-par 68 to take the clubhouse lead this afternoon at the Masters Tournament.

In his fifth Masters appearance, Haas recorded his first sub-70 round. He birdied Nos. 13 and 14 to move to 4-under for the day. After making bogey at No. 17, Haas birdied the par-4 18th hole.

Haas currently leads defending champion Adam Scott by one. Scott is through 16 holes.

Kevin Stadler, Jonas Blixt, Gary Woodland, Jimmy Walker, K.J. Choi and Brandt Snedeker are all tied at 70.

No arrests for illegal ticket sales so far

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:30pm

 

Warnings have been issued, but so far there have been no arrests for illegal ticket sales during this year’s Masters Tournament.

Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said there have been reports of possible illegal ticket sales but officers have not filed charges against the buyers or sellers.

Signs warning golf patrons about the law could be behind the low number of incidents.

“We do feel they (the signs) are working,” Gay said Thursday.

read more

Gas prices up, but summer shouldn't be bad, AAA says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:39pm

Gas prices are rising rapidly, but AAA projects the summer average price will stay below peak prices seen in recent years.

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is the highest since August, causing concern for people planning travel.

Georgia is seeing its highest prices since September. Since last week, the price has risen almost 10 cents to $3.51, 4 cents higher than last year. The price is still 25 cents cheaper than 2013’s peak price and about 40 cents cheaper than peak prices in 2011 and 2012.

read more

Red Carpet Tour brings industrial site consultants to Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:24pm

 

For decades, state officials have been using the Red Carpet Tour – and its stop at the Masters Tournament on Thursday – as a strategy to attract new business to the state.

This year, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is trying a new approach. The tour buses aren’t filled with prospective business owners, but with site selection experts from some of the largest consulting firms in the world.

The Red Carpet Tour has been coming to Augusta for 55 years. Officials cite 15,000 jobs and $3 billion in investment over those years.

read more

Follow News-Times:

News-Times Video »

CONTACT US

  • Main: 706-868-1222
  • Fax: 706-823-6062
  • Email: cnt@newstimesonline.com
  • 4272 Washington Rd, Suite 3B, Evans, Ga. 30809

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES