City Ink: Retiring chief judge leaves solid legacy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:00pm
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When asked how he’d like to be remembered after he retires in July, Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby laughed and said he didn’t know if anybody would remember him.

Read more Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Inmate demolition plan challenged by contractors, commissioners, union

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:00pm
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A proposal to use inmate labor to remove blight in Augusta is under attack from several sides. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Longtime educator learned teaching passion from mother

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:55pm
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Bonnie Pierce hasn’t forgotten where it all began. In less than two weeks, her 43-year career as an educator will end, sending the mathematics teacher into retirement. But sitting near the entrance of Episcopal Day School, Pierce gazed toward Walton Way and reflected on how she found her passion to teach. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

KIRBY: Why nobody remembers names and other memory failings

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:55pm
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On a Mother’s Day Sunday, let’s consider memory. Mama memories, after all, are usually among our most treasured, our most special. The best. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Symphony names new music director

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:07pm
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New Symphony Orchestra Augusta Music Director Dirk Meyer is excited about his new home. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

The story of Springfield Village will be told

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:18pm
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Camille A. Price won’t argue that parts of Springfield Village Park could use some work, but she says help is on the way. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:16pm
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A rant to the Department of Transportation local, statewide and nationally. Highway 25 from Tobacco Road to the Bobby Jones overpass is a disgrace. There are potholes in both the north and south lanes. When you call 311, they go out and fill parts of them, but the whole road needs to be repaved. Read more

Deal keeps Vogtle construction going

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:40am
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ATLANTA — Georgia Power is extending an agreement to keep construction going at Plant Vogtle after the project’s main builder filed for bankruptcy. Read more

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Trinity Hospital celebrates 65th anniversary with gala evening

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:39am
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Staff and family gathered Friday night to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Trinity Hospital of Augusta in a bittersweet event that might mark its last as a full-service hospital. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Kirby: Share your memories of baseball at the lake

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:01pm
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The Augusta GreenJackets are in the middle of a long home stand at Lake Olmstead Stadium. What better time to share any of your memories from the past 30 years at the ballpark. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Groundbreaking set for Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 9:50pm
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The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center will have a mid-June groundbreaking ceremony and a tight timeline for construction to meet its July 2018 opening date. But things are moving along so quickly that the project is actually weeks ahead of schedule, said Calvin Rhodes, the executive director of the Georgia Technology Authority, which is building it. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 9:34pm
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Augusta has a gem that Greenville and Asheville do not have: Lake Olmstead. Read more

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Augusta man pleads to manslaughter in two homicides

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:48pm
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After nearly seven years, the families of Janee Johnson and LV Wilson III may finally learn the truth about how they died. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reports Wrightsboro Road shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:29pm
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Richmond County sheriff’s deputies are currently on the scene of a gunshot incident. Read more

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Lost class ring returned to owner’s family after 30 years

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:24pm
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For 30 years, the ring was lost. Dropped in a Washington Road parking lot, mashed nearly flat by a car’s tire, it sat in one jewelry box, then another, until about a month ago. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Paddlefest postponed until June 24

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 1:32pm
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Paddlefest, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed to June 24 because of the threat of severe weather this weekend. Read more

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Decatur man identified as victim in Thomson fatal shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:31am
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The victim of a fatal shooting in Thomson has been identified as Frederick Brooks, 45, of Decatur, Ga. Read more

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