Kirby: Trust but verify (and get a good alibi)

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:12am
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This is a cautionary tale that began with good intentions, ended with a mission accomplished and included a lesson in the middle. Basically, Shakespeare without the literature part. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

City Ink: Compromise paraded after probation talks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:12am
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Whoever scheduled the get-together to solve the city’s probation issues must not have been Irish. Or, it might have been a plot to eliminate Irish participation because the meeting was scheduled for exactly the same time the St. Patrick’s Day parade was supposed to start. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Kill rate down slightly, picture still bleak for Augusta animals

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:12am
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Despite a slight drop in the city’s animal shelter kill rate, 2016 was a bad year to be a dog in Augusta — and even worse to be a cat. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Walmart employee charged in Green Dot theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:24pm
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A Wal-Mart employee was taken into custody for loading $11,000 on Green Dot prepaid debit cards without accepting payment, authorities say. Read more

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Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:53pm
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Wikileaks is the enemy of American democracy. Read more

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Kirby: Magnolias added to list for trees you don’t want

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:53pm
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In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Augusta celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Friday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:19pm
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Augusta celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Friday.

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Judges, commissioners reach compromise on probation program

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 6:36pm
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Augusta judges and commissioners appeared to reach a compromise Friday on whether probation officers in the newly-formed misdemeanor probation office need to be certified law enforcement personnel. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

MCG students learn residency position at Match Day

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:55pm
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Wearing a tiara and a pink princess dress, Rachel Calhoun burst into tears Friday after seeing she would go to her top choice, the University of Alabama Medical Center, to begin her residency in pediatrics and fulfill a career choice she made in honor of her cousin who died of a childhood cancer. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

SRNS employees lend Helping Hands a few volunteer hours

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:37pm
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For the 21st consecutive year, employees of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions put their daily lives on hold to give back to a local community through Project Vision. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Augusta man pleads not guilty to assaulting mother

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:27pm
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An Augusta man accused of abusing his 82-year-old mother pleaded not guilty Friday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

High school student pleads not guilty in sexual assault cases

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:26pm
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A 17-year-old high school senior pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of rape, aggravated sodomy and carrying a weapon in a school safety zone. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Taking a stroll

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:59am
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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:49am
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Rant to Trump for his Cabinet selections! Can’t you pick anybody who is smarter than you? You have set the bar so low, sir! Read more

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Kirby: Old club figures in Augusta’s Irish lore

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:48am
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a grand time for those of us who share a greenish tint to our hemoglobin. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Probation imposed on stepfather in excessive punishment case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:48am
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A former Augusta man who took a belt to his teen-age stepdaughter after she repeatedly contacted men for potential sexual encounters pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Georgia Senate backs voter-registration changes opposed by rights advocates

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:46am
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ATLANTA — Information on voter-registration applications would have to exactly match state or federal databases for a voter to cast a ballot, under legislation backed by the Georgia Senate on Thursday. Read more

Associated Press Photos Kathleen Foody

North Augusta Planning Commission recommends Comprehensive Plan

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:45am
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With minor modifications, North Augusta’s Planning Commission voted 6-0 Thursday night to send the Comprehensive Plan to City Council with a favorable recommendation. Read more

Staff Writer James Folker

RCSS schedules two walk-throughs for Monday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:15pm
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The Richmond County Board of Education building committee has a pair of walk-throughs scheduled for Monday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman