Aiken County investigating death of man found alongside road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:25am
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The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man with an apparent gunshot wound found lying by the side of a road in Beech Island this morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

State officials urge eclipse safety, brace for road gridlock

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:13pm
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COLUMBIA — “Don’t look at the sun while driving.” That may seem like common sense advice, but as the Aug. 21 solar eclipse approaches, South Carolina public safety officials worry the event will be so extraordinary that people may forget even the most basic safety rules. Read more

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New Murphey Middle School shines at open house

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:38pm
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Bigger is better. That was the thought from some parents and teachers at Murphey Middle School’s open house Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Kirby: Vacation travelers head for the hills

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:38pm
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Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:14pm
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Judge sides with prosecution in Reality Winner NSA leak case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:33pm
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A federal judge has sided with prosecutors in the case against former Fort Gordon contractor Reality Winner, finding that her defense team should be muzzled from speaking about any information deemed classified by the government, even if it has been widely reported in local, national and international media publications. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Shell casings found weeks after fatal shooting of off-duty deputy Cooke could prove crucial evidence

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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Weeks after an off-duty sheriff”s deputy was fatally shot outside a south Augusta home, additional shell casings were found that could prove crucial to proving what happened the afternoon 43-year-old Gregory Cooke died. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man caught in attempt to help smuggle contraband into prison pleads guilty

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:08pm
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A man caught before he could hand over a package of tobacco, cell phones and chargers meant for state prison inmates pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

July rainfall helps pull state out of drought conditions

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:47pm
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For the first time in over three years, the entirety of Georgia is free of drought conditions. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Theft indictment returned against former Richmond County employee

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:46pm
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A former city employee who worked as an administrative assistant for juvenile court has been named in a 23-count indictment. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Columbia County Schools to receive additional grants for College Readiness Programs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:07pm
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Four Columbia County schools will receive an additional three-year grant for their National Math and Science Initiative College Readiness Program. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Richmond County DFCS moved to new temporary location

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:06pm
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Richmond County has moved its Department of Family and Children Services to a new temporary location. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster