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Bandits take $2,000 neck chain

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27pm

An Augusta man told deputies he was robbed Friday morning of a gold rope chain valued at $2,000 and $70 in cash when a man displaying a knife got into his vehicle on Central Avenue.

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3 to hospital after Broad Street accident

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 6:52pm

Two people were hospitalized with injuries Saturday after a vehicle swerved off the 500 block of Broad Street and struck a man and his wife eating at a sidewalk table in front of the Sports Center.

According to a spokeswoman for the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Howell, 67, and his wife Renee Howell, 58, were at a sidewalk table in front of 594 Broad Street when they were struck by a vehicle driven by Boyce Williams, 57.

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Downtown plan update called starting point

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 5:40pm

A sweeping update to Augusta’s redevelopment plan for downtown appeared on the scene last week.

The public has only two opportunities – review meetings scheduled Wednesday and Thursday – to weigh in, and can provide written comment through Sept. 26. The plan’s primary author said the draft is merely a starting point.

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