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Lawmakers push Augusta Canal funding

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:23pm

 ATLANTA -- The members of the Augusta legislative delegation introduced a resolution Thursday to urge Congress to extend federal funding for the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.

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C-SPAN to produce feature on Augusta history

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:00pm

C-SPAN will be in Augusta on Wednesday to record and feature the city’s history and literary life.

At 1 p.m., officials with the television station will be joined by Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and Historic Augusta, Inc. Executive Director Erick Montgomery at the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson.

At Wednesday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their stay. During their time in Augusta, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and education outreach.

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Gov. Deal appoints Augustan to board

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:36pm

 ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed MAU President Randall W. Hatcher, of Augusta, to the state Board of Economic Development.

The governor’s office said in a statement that Hatcher not only had expertise in the workforce industry, but also experience on multiple boards of directors, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and the World Presidents’ Organization Christian Fellowship Network. His appointment was one of 22 made this month.

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Bond granted in Augusta beating death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:23pm

 

An Augusta man charged with murder in the beating death of his girlfriend was granted a $50,000 bond Friday.

Senior Judge William M. Fleming Jr. set the bond in Rich­mond County Superior Court for David M. Kyler, 57.

Kyler was initially charged with aggravated assault after Richmond Coun­ty sheriff’s deputies found 58-year-old Matilda L. Jenkins unconscious in his Maxwell House apartment Feb. 7 while conducting a welfare check.

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