Magnitude of Irma drives massive evacuation from Florida

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:21am
News

MIAMI — The window for Florida residents to safely evacuate narrowed Saturday as Hurricane Irma’s outer bands blew into the southern part of the state on a predicted path for landfall southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area.

Read more Photos Curt Anderson Claire Galofaro Associated Press

Trump nominates Christine for U.S. Attorney

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 1:28am
News

President Trump nominated Columbia County Magistrate Judge Bobby Christine as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia on Friday. Read more

Photos Staff Reports

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:29pm
News

Why should a handful of political hacks and their appointed sleazes decide where a new Augusta arena should be built? Are they going to pay for it? No. The public – the taxpayers who have to pay all the bills – should be allowed to vote and determine the area of Richmond County we want it in. Read more

Special

Area, state officials prepare for Hurricane Irma

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:22pm
News

As Hurricane Irma projected a path toward Georgia Friday, state and local officials continued to warn people not to take the storm lightly. Read more

Staff Writers Photos Tom Corwin Susan McCord Nefeteria Brewster Abbigail Lennon

Augusta Habitat breaks ground on 76th home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:20pm
News

Larry and Dianne McGee are breaking ground, but the couple and their 14-year-old son are already halfway to obtaining a dream they have had for many years. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Hurricane Irma: Forecasters hope scary words shock people into action

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:09pm
News

WASHINGTON — Catastrophic, life-threatening, extremely dangerous. Scary? Forecasters hope so. Read more

The Associated Press Photos Seth Borenstein

Golden Harvest prepares to assist Irma victims

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:56pm
News

Days before Hurricane Irma is scheduled to make landfall in Georgia and South Carolina, Golden Harvest Food Bank is already preparing shipments to go to areas impacted by the now Category 4 storm. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Among ruin and misery brought by Irma, millions in Caribbean brace for next hurricane

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:43pm
News

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua — Thousands of Irma victims across the Caribbean fought desperately to find shelter or escape their storm-blasted islands altogether Friday as another hurricane following close behind threatened to add to their misery. Read more

The Associated Press Photos ANIKA KENTISH Michael Weissenstein

Passengers on cruise ship don’t know where they’re going, when they’ll return

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:49pm
News

MIAMI — When they first boarded the Norwegian Escape a week ago, passengers knew exactly where they were going. Read more

The Associated Press Photos Brian White

Hurricane Irma: Miami homeless told to take shelter or get mental review

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:33pm
News

MIAMI — On what is likely the last clear day in Florida before Hurricane Irma’s monster wind and rain, social workers and police officers are giving Miami’s estimated 1,100 homeless people a stark choice: Come willingly to a storm shelter, or be held against their will for a mental health evaluation. Read more

The Associated Press Photos Adriana Gomez Licon