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Fire takes historic Georgia house

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:54pm

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The last remaining Chattahoochee riverfront mansion between Columbus and the Gulf of Mexico, was destroyed Sunday morning in a fire that took more than 40 firefighters to bring under control, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports..

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Augusta teen assaulted at Jennings Place

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:10pm

An Augusta teen was assaulted while walking in the Jennings Place apartment complex late Friday, deputies say.

Mark Williams, 19, told police Saturday that he was attacked by four unknown black males near Olive Road about 9 p.m. Friday, a Richmond County sheriff’s report says.

Williams said he was asked by the men where he was from and when he didn’t answer, they chased him. Williams said he was punched, kicked and hit at least once in the face with a baseball bat. He didn’t remember exactly where the assault happened.

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2 accused of firing assault rifle at home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:05pm

Two Augusta men were arrested Friday after police say they fired several shots from an AR-15 while at a Danville Road home.

Mazcio Bernard Owens, 35, and Billy Joseph Laws, 23, are charged with misdemeanor discharging a firearm on or near a public highway and are being held on $9,000 bonds, according to jail records.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called about the gunshots about 10:15 p.m., according to an incident report.

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1977 double homicide still baffles Aiken County authorities

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:03pm

A barking dog could have been a hero the night Grover Cleveland Sailors and his wife, Gwendolyn, were slain in their Aiken County home. But neighbors heard nothing from the couple’s German shepherd.

It was Nov. 9, 1977, and a thick fog shrouded Tamarack Drive, which sits adjacent to Interstate 20 in Aiken County. G.C. Sailors was dressed in his work clothes ready for his friend to stop by and take him to Savannah River Plant, where he worked as a welder, according to Augusta Chronicle archives.

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Ovarian cancer struggles for awareness

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 8:02pm

 

Jane M. Flanders thought her bloating might be due to stress at work. Dare Meadows thought her fatigue and weight gain was just menopause. But both had ovarian cancer, and it was the last thing they would have thought about.

That, the two survivors say, is the problem with ovarian cancer and something they would like to change.

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Crash deaths drop as police emphasize road safety

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 5:22pm

After 41 wrecks killed 44 people in 2012, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office began an aggressive, somewhat controversial traffic crackdown.

In the 20 months since, campaigns such as Operation Rolling Thunder and Hands Across the Border have flooded the area with extra patrol cars and roadblock DUI checkpoints.

And the number of deaths has gone down. In 2013, there were 29 traffic fatalities; so far this year, there have been just 20.

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Augusta VA silent on patient's treatment

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:34pm

 Durwin Martin believes he has made every effort to receive an effective treatment plan at the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, but for nearly two years, the disabled Army veteran said he has not gotten the attention he deserves at the Augusta hospital.

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Mother arrested after 3 children found walking road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 3:34pm

A 25-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after her three children were found walking down Old McDuffie Road unsupervised, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies say.

Deputies were called about 7:55 a.m. and found three children – ages 6, 5 and 1 – walking in the 3100 block of Old McDuffie Road, according to a police statement. The children were taken back to their home, which was found in poor condition and had no electricity.

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Ga. student found with teacher's stolen Mercedes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:56am

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Police say an 18-year-old high school student stole his 68-year-old teacher’s 2014 E350 Mercedes after he found the key on her desk Wednesday, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports.

Corvan Moody faced theft by taking a motor vehicle charges during a Friday Recorder’s Court hearing.

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