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South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier fires back at "enemies"

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:31pm

COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier has a message for all those “enemies” out there, saying he will remain South Carolina’s coach for a long time.

Spurrier said Wednesday that he’s not too old at 70 to coach and is not leaving the school where he has coached the past 10 years and is the team’s career victory leader.

Spurrier essentially said similar things at Southeastern Conference Media Days last week. That hasn’t stopped the questions about how long Spurrier might remain on the sidelines.

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Medical College of Georgia medical students get EMT training

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:53pm

Even though she didn’t get to hit the siren during her first shift in the ambulance, Adedayo Oduwole said it was still OK.

“It wasn’t as intense as I thought it would be,” she said. Before she begins her first year at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, this future doctor will be certified as an emergency medical technician.

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Richmond County without a homicide since June 13, longest stretch in 2015

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:49pm

 

More than 35 days have passed since Richmond County’s last homicide, eclipsing the longest stretch thus far in 2015.

There have been 10 killings – nine charges of murder and one of involuntary manslaughter – but none has occurred since June 13. Before that stretch, the longest that the county had gone without a homicide was two months, in June and July of 2014.

“I’m proud of the effort and strategies (our employees) have put in to reduce our homicide rate,” Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said.

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Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow to teach course on partisan gridlock at UGA

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:27pm

Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow announced Wednesday that he will return to his alma mater to teach a subject he became very familiar with during his decade-long run as the Deep South’s last white Democratic congressman – partisan gridlock.

The University of Georgia confirmed in a news release that Barrow, an Athens, Ga., native who has strong ties to the Clarke County college town, will be an in-residence scholar for its School of Public and International Affairs.

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New commander installed for Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:12pm

Army Col. Michael A. Weber was installed as commander of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon on Wednesday.

Weber replaced Col. John Lamoureux who has been at the hospital since August 2013, according to a news release. He became chief of staff for Southern Region Medical Command.

Previously, Weber served as the assistant program manager in the Office of the Program Manager for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, according to a release.

The change of command ceremony was held at Fort Gordon’s Barton Field.

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