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UGA football player kicked off team after third drug arrest

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:31pm


ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has booted defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers off the football team after a third drug-related arrest.

Rivers was already suspended for three games to start the season before his third arrest for marijuana possession on Wednesday in DeKalb County. A third violation of Georgia’s drug policy triggers a dismissal.

Rivers is facing four charges in the case, according to county online judicial records.

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26-year-old killed in Deans Bridge Road crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:01pm

A 26-year-old man is dead after a traffic accident in Richmond County on Thursday afternoon.

Brandon Whitaker, of the 3100 block of Blackmon Court, was taken to Augusta University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

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Hephzibah man wins Harley on scratch-off ticket

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:31pm

A Hephzibah man is cruising on a new Harley after scratching off a win on an instant lottery ticket.

“My wife and I are excited,” D’Angelo Bussey told lottery officials after picking up his prize Wednesday afternoon at Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta. “We can finally take a road trip.

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Former Dogwood Stable star Wallenda euthanized

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:28pm

Dogwood Stable’s Wallenda was euthanized Monday at Old Friends Retirement Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

The former Grade I winner and millionaire in career earnings had resided at Old Friends since 2007.

Named for tightrope walker Karl Wallenda, the Dogwood star won the 1993 Super Derby and Pennsylvania Derby for Cot Campbell and trainer Frank Alexander. In his 33-race career, Wallenda won seven times and earned $1,205,929.

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Child dies in Augusta apartment fire

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:49am


An 18-month-old girl died soon after being pulled from an apartment fire Wednesday evening.

Coroner Mark Bowen said Ariyanna Woods was taken to the emergency room with third-degree burns to most of her body. She was pronounced dead at 6:50 p.m.

Fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that occurred about 5:45 p.m. at Magnolia Apartments, 2133 Vandivere Road.

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