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Georgia to carry out its 5th execution of the year this week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 2:05pm


ATLANTA — Georgia plans to carry out its fifth execution of the year on Wednesday when a man convicted in the 1998 killings of a trucking company owner and his two children is set to die.

Daniel Anthony Lucas is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson. Georgia executes inmates by injecting the barbiturate pentobarbital.

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Appling shooting suspect's daughter calls him 'ticking time bomb'

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 1:34pm


Columbia County experienced its deadliest shooting incident since 1998 on Friday night, in a neighborhood that has come a long way from a troubled past.

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Nike efforts at First Tee celebrated

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:18am

The First Tee of Augusta is marked with the swoosh after a substantial donation from Nike.

The youth golf program unveiled enhancements at its six-hole course and clubhouse at a ceremony Friday.

“On behalf of Nike, we are super-excited to be here and support young athletes,” said Marc Patrick, the company’s vice president of global golf marketing.

Grovetown participant Joshua Banks, 10, snipped the ribbon on the renovations.

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5 killed in Appling shootings; suspect confirmed dead

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:51pm

Five people were killed in two separate shootings in App­ling on Friday night in what authorities say were domestic-related incidents.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has confirmed suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, killed himself. He was found dead inside his home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

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Several injured in head-on collision

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:40pm

Several people were injured Friday in a collision on Windsor Spring Road. 

The accident happened near the intersection with Richmond Hill Road after a Volkswagen Beetle reportedly crossed the center line and hit a Nissan Altima, according to dispatch. Details about the injuries weren’t known.

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