S.C. dam bills unlikely to pass in 2017

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 8:02pm
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Just 18 months after catastrophic flooding in South Carolina connected to Hurricane Joaquin, many of the dams and flood control systems remain damaged in the Palmetto State.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

City might house Secretary of State satellite office

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:57pm
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An effort by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to open a regional satellite office at Augusta Municipal Building goes before the Augusta Commission for approval Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta tax digest up by 2 percent

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:02pm
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Augusta’s digest of taxable property is up 2 percent, to about $10 billion, after county tax appraisers finished their annual reassessment of real estate and personal property.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 6:06pm
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Much light and love to Rep. Wayne Howard during this convalescence. Let us know how else we can help besides prayers. We appreciate your service to the community!

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Kirby: Ballpark memories beside the lake

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 6:03pm
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There is a lot of enthusiasm out there. I have talked personally with 200 families who would like to see baseball in Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Gas prices hold steady, AAA reports

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:59pm
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AAA reports gas prices leveled off over the weekend after rising for more than two weeks. Before the weekend, gas prices nationwide rose an average of 12 cents in 19 days, 13 cents in 14 days in Florida, 13 cents in 18 days in Georgia and 14 cents in 20 days in Tennessee.

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Man receives lifetime ban from Dillard’s in Augusta Mall

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:48pm
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A Davisboro, Ga., man received a lifetime ban from Dillard’s after attempting to shoplift clothes last weekend from the Augusta Mall.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Two Greenbrier High students named Georgia Scholars

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:40pm
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The Georgia Department of Education announced Monday that 183 graduating seniors from schools across the state have been recognized as 2017 Georgia Scholars.

Read more Staff Writer Doug Stutsman

I-20 buckles in Atlanta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:56pm
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Augusta man convicted of 1976 murder up for parole again

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:42am
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An Augusta man who participated in a crime spree 40 years ago that left several people dead, including an 11-year-old boy, is being considered for release on parole again.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

SC prison riot injures 3 officers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:03am
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KERSHAW, S.C. — Officers have regained control of a prison dormitory at Kershaw Correctional Institution after inmates took control and injured three officers.

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ATV accident kills Wilkes child, 11

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:52am
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The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an ATV accident that killed a Briarwood Academy sixth-grader Easter Sunday afternoon.

Read more Correspondent Photos Donna Stillinger

The Way We Were: The Savannah River

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 7:47pm
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The river is the reason.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Glynn Moore: 53 years ago, I was too young to meet the new Mustang

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 6:56pm
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Today, April 17, was a famous day back in 1964. Ford introduced a new class of car, the pony car, so-called because that car was the Mustang, and it sold for a base price of $2,368.

Read more Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

Barnwell native moving ahead in entertainment career

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 6:00pm
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A Barnwell native’s dream of becoming an actress is starting to come to fruition.

Read more The People-Sentinel Photos Jonathan Vickery

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 5:58pm
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Pardon Our Mess: Stormwater runoff

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 5:58pm
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WHAT: Stormwater runoff lies near an enlarged culvert at a construction site. Sediments from construction sites are supposed to be kept from running into streams and rivers, according to South Carolina Department of Transportation regulations. Regulations also require weekly inspections to ensure water standards compliance. According to SCDOT, discolored water does not necessarily mean the controlled sediments are found in the outflow.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Murder mystery: Irvin’s 2011 death remains unsolved

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 5:57pm
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It’s been more than five years, but the 2011 slaying of Ronald Irvin remains a mystery to Richmond County law enforcement.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman