Garrison Commander of Hunter Army Airfield encourages attendees at Fort Gordon’s National Prayer Breakfast

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:00am
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Slide after slide, Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer displayed photos of his injuries along with pictures of his family and fellow service members and friends as he told the story of his recovery to more than 200 attendees of the National Prayer Breakfast at Fort Gordon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Alarm system test scheduled at Nutrien PCS Nitrogen

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:50am
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There will be an alarm system test at Nutrien PCS Nitrogen on Columbia Nitrogen Drive this morning, according to authorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking man in theft case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:09am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of taking mislaid property at the Walmart store on Steiner Way in Grovetown.

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North Augusta to seek grant to fund DUI enforcement officers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:25pm
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North Augusta City Council gave its approval Monday night for the city Department of Public Safety to seek a state grant that would pay for two officers to enforce drunken driving laws.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

KIRBY: So many words, so little time

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:15pm
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A goal without a plan is just a wish.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:14pm
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No, Republicans, I won’t be declining my tax return. When the debt hits, you’re matching me penny-for-penny, like it or not.

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Evans High teacher uses biology class to tell story of black woman whose cancer cells are used in medical research

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:01pm
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An Evans High biology teacher is making sure her students know the story behind the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks.

Read more Correspondent Photos Robert Magobet

Renaming Calhoun Expressway returns to Augusta Commission for a vote

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 6:20pm
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An effort to remove the name of John C. Calhoun from a central Augusta roadway returns to the city’s governing body Tuesday for a vote.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta Public Library to offer more than 10,000 digital pages of African American funeral programs to database

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:50pm
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John D. Watkins was well known in the Augusta area as an attorney and civil rights activist before he died July 4, 2012.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Graham says Congress should look into train crashes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:36pm
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Congress should hold hearings to determine “what we can do” to improve railroad safety after the fourth major accident in the last two months, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

New executive director for nonprofit working to revitalize homes in Harrisburg neighborhood shares aims, goals

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:01pm
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As the new executive director for the Turn Back the Block nonprofit, Lauren Dallas sets her mind on one thing — to improve the quality of life in the Augusta area.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Study boosts judge’s case to use jail complex for juveniles

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:49pm
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A panel assembled by Chief Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown has determined the shuttered law enforcement complex at 401 Walton Way is reusable as a juvenile justice center with $2.25 million in upgrades.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Teen pleads to reduced charge in fatal 2016 Augusta street brawl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:36pm
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An Augusta teen suspected of starting a feud between high school girls that turned into a fatal street brawl in 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of aggravated assault.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Dow plunges 1,175 points in worst day for stocks since 2011

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:16pm
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NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market’s gains from the start of this year and ended a period of record-setting calm for stocks.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating possible arson at Augusta home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:44pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible arson at an Augusta home Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Vacant shopping center to become self-storage facility

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:09pm
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An Atlanta firm has purchased Wrightsboro Plaza from Augusta University and said it plans to convert the mostly vacant shopping center into a climate-controlled self-storage facility.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking identity of shoplifting suspects

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 1:37pm
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying two shoplifting suspects.

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GPS-based system could have prevented deadly train crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:30am
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CAYCE, S.C. — Federal investigators spent a second day Monday at the site of a deadly train crash in South Carolina, where an Amtrak train was mistakenly sent off a main track and down a side spur - and into a parked freight train. The ensuing crash early Sunday killed two people and injured more than 100 passengers.

Read more Photos Meg Kinnard Associated Press

Authorities identify man found dead inside of vehicle in Richmond County Saturday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:25am
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Richmond County authorities have identifed the body of a man found dead inside of a vehicle Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

One dead after fire at Augusta home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:04am
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One person is dead after an early morning fire in Augusta, according to authorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster