Sheriff’s office increasingly finds itself at competitive salary disadvantage

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:56pm
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As the number-crunching gets heated during the city’s 2018 budget discussions, the largest department, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, is seeking more money for raises in hopes of filling empty positions and holding on to experienced officers. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

AU researcher seeks to make medical devices safer from possible hacking

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:44pm
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The infusion pump is partly dismantled on the desk and one of its circuit boards lies next to it. Probing the unit for weaknesses and coming up with a protocol to test other medical devices like pacemakers could point to a way to make them safer from hacking and cyberattacks, an Augusta University researcher says. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Man charged with attempted murder in Aiken County shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:18pm
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An Aiken County woman was wounded in a shooting by her common-law spouse early Saturday, authorities say. Read more

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Augusta man to compete on Jeopardy!

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:17pm
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An Augusta man will appear on Monday’s episode of Jeopardy! as part of the game show’s Tournament of Champions. Read more

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 3:55pm
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No Trump, no more lies falling out of your mouth and off your fingers will obfuscate the facts any more. Things are closing in your your lying cronies for all your illegal acts with the Russians. Read more

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KIRBY: A growing mystery in your old family photos

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 3:55pm
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“Who are these people?” That’s usually the first thing I ask myself, followed quickly with “What are they doing? ” …. and then, a “When did this happen?”​ This interrogatory sequence often follows my review of old family photos. Read more

Columnist Photos Bill Kirby

One dead in Aiken County crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 2:41pm
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A Massachusetts man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Aiken County near Williston. Read more

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Monument dedicated in memory of pastor, civil rights leader Nathaniel T. Young

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:26am
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Rev. Nathaniel T. Young Sr., was misidentified in the story. It has since been corrected.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Local nonprofit group hosts first annual SEW-A-THON to support local veterans and service members

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:45pm
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Ten quilts of patriotic variety hung on the walls of a back room inside the Augusta Sewing Center on Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:43pm
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At Family Dollar on Highway 25 on Friday. A kind gentlemen helped me pay my light bill. I was so grateful and shocked I really didn’t let him know how much this helped this old lady out. Thanks so much. Read more

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Post to bid farewell to longtime American Legion member, official

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:39pm
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The Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post 71 in North Augusta was a familiar place to Norman Walker, a retired U.S. Navy master chief petty officer. Read more

Correspondent Photos Don Rhodes

New venue gives Border Bash room for growth

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:34pm
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Garnet, red and black blanketed the Hippodrome Events Complex for the 24th annual Border Bash, celebrating the cross-state rivalry between Georgia and South Carolina on the Palmetto state’s turf for the first time. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Augusta lags but advocates have hope for improving LGBT index

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:04pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, a mayor’s statement on equality and a city housing program carry the weight for Augusta in the 2017 Municipal Equality Index on the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Grovetown man suspected of molesting children granted bond

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:34pm
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A Grovetown man accused of molesting three children was granted a $30,000 bond Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man accused of assaulting police officer granted bond

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:31pm
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A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a North Augusta man accused of aggravated assault on a police officer. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Richmond County schools continue to see improvement

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:29pm
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The Richmond County School System is one step closer to having multiple schools removed from the threat of the First Priority Act, which would give the state control over persistently failing schools under the direction of a Chief Turnaround Officer. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Hephzibah veteran calling for change in city leadership

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:33pm
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As many Georgia cities prepare for municipal elections Tuesday, it will be a quiet election day in Richmond County, with only one contested race – for a Hephzibah Commission seat. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Bergdahl spared any prison time, gets dishonorable discharge

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:07pm
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who walked off his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left several comrades severely wounded, will serve no prison time, a military judge ruled Friday at the end of the politically divisive case that stirred debate during the president campaign.

Read more Photos Jonathan Drew Associated Press