Murder indictment returned in Augusta double homicide

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:57pm
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Although Preston Overton’s body hasn’t been found yet, an indictment handed down Tuesday names him and his friend Chad Garner as homicide victims.

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South Carolina governor declares state of emergency to help prepare for possible Hurricane Irma strike

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:39pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency in South Carolina for Hurricane Irma on Wednesday after the official forecasts for the storm shifted east, raising the chances of the first major hurricane strike for the state in almost 28 years.

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Indictments returned in case of Richmond County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:34pm
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Two Augusta teens have been indicted on charges of murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Kohl’s to open Amazon shops inside some of its stores

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:32am
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NEW YORK — Kohl’s said Wednesday that it will open up Amazon shops in 10 of its stores, making it the latest department store operator to make a deal with the e-commerce giant.

Read more AP Business Writer Photos Joseph Pisani

New Jersey firm acquires three Augusta apartment complexes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:33am
News Business

A New Jersey-based private equity firm on Wednesday announced the acquisition of three apartment communities totaling 446 units in west Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline