South Carolina to close minimum security prison in Rock Hill

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:36pm
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ROCK HILL, S.C. — South Carolina prison officials say they are closing a minimum security prison that operates a work release program because it has fewer prisoners that fit into minimum security. Read more

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Man pleads guilty in domestic violence case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:04pm
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A man facing trial for his fifth domestic violence case opted to plead guilty instead of facing a jury Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

U.S. not prepared for a flu pandemic, experts warn

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:00pm
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As the U.S. begins its annual flu season, experts warn that the country is ill-prepared for a pandemic flu that could cause widespread disruption and death. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Supreme Court justices to hear argument in Georgia, Florida disputes over water

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:10pm
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says it will hear a decades-long dispute between Florida and Georgia over water rights. Read more

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Man wanted for robbing gas station in police custody

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:55pm
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A man has been arrested in connection to a gas station robbery on Sunday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Delta to become international sponsor of Masters Tournament

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:27am
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Delta Air Lines will become an international partner of the Masters Tournament beginning in 2018, it was announced today. Read more

Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Conservative group taking Georgia Power to task on Vogtle costs overrun

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:49pm
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A conservative Georgia group is calling out Georgia Power on the cost overruns on two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle and wants to repeal a state law that allows the company to pass along those costs to ratepayers while construction is underway. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:42pm
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The average NFL player makes $1.9 Million, the MLB, NBA and NHL even more money. The players say “Taking a Knee” is for social justice. So how much of that money have they donated back to the communities they came from?

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KIRBY: A sweet thought for the holiday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:35pm
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The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.

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McCormick County joins regional economic development alliance

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:57pm
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When it comes to regional economic development, McCormick County has decided to “shop local.”

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Police: Athens peeping Tom suspect used Uber job to target female UGA students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:42pm
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ATHENS, Ga. - An alleged peeping Tom who was arrested two weeks ago for spying on a University of Georgia student at her home in Athens has been tied to 25 criminal cases dating to 2003, including four previous peeping Tom incidents, 16 burglaries and several thefts, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Read more Athens Banner-Herald Photos Joe Johnson

Alleged Georgia burglar says book series teaching him ninja how-to

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:38pm
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DUNWOODY, Ga. — A 25-year-old man arrested on a burglary charge told investigators the popular graphic novel “Naruto” was teaching him how to be a ninja and enter secured areas, police in an Atlanta suburb said Monday.

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Police identify suspect wanted for questioning in child molestation incident

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:29pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man wanted for questioning in a child molestation case.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Strike at SRS is over, contractor says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:13pm
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A strike by security workers at Savannah River Site has ended, according to a news release from the security contractor, Centerra Inc.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Marshal’s Office cracking down on tire dumping

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:10pm
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A man facing a felony charge for an illegal dumping of 44 used tires off Old Highway 1 made his first court appearance Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Detention center to remain under partial lock-down as investigation into contraband continues

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 2:31pm
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A security measure at a detention center in Augusta has shifted from full to partial Monday after authorities discovered prohibited items inside of the facility last week.

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Gas prices continue to fall

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:55pm
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Gas prices in Augusta continue to drop as refineries move past a series of hurricanes that disrupted production.

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