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Supreme Court rules in favor of guardian, personal care home owners in will contest

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:54pm


In an opinion released Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a mentally ill, disabled veteran knew what he was doing when he left more than half a million dollars to his custodian and the owners of the personal care home where he lived.

Judith Webb appealed a July 23 decision by a Richmond County probate court judge who found in favor of Dale Groenenboom and Charles and Jerry Reeves.

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Property tax bills mailed Tuesday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:14pm


Bills hit the mail Tuesday for the property taxes and fees that support Richmond County schools, Augusta government and sanitation.

Richmond County Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick said his office is sending out 80,770 real estate tax bills for land and buildings and 9,396 personal property tax bills for inventory, furniture and fixtures.

The bills are expected to raise some $167.6 million, according to a statement from Kendrick’s office.

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Convenience store clerks charged in commercial gambling sting operation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 2:26pm


Two convenience store clerks are facing felony charges of commercial gambling following an undercover operation.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, an investigator received a cash payout from Sadhula Babu Vivek, 34, of Hephzibah, at Amex Mark, 2579 Tobacco Road, on six occasions between June 21 and Aug. 29.

He also received cash payouts on three occasions between Aug. 17 and 25 from Anand Bhati, 28, of Augusta, at BP, 2701 Washington Road.

Warrants were issued last week.

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Washington County-Evans unique matchup is Game of the Week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:33pm


An upstart Evans team faces another difficult task as a unique opponent will visit Friday night.

The Knights will play host to Washington County at 7:30 p.m. in The Augusta Chronicle’s Game of the Week.

The two teams haven’t faced each other since 1975 when Evans shut out the Golden Hawks 19-0 at home. The all-time series has spanned just four meetings between 1968-75 and is split at 2-2.

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Police looking for couple in birth control theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 12:35pm


Police are seeking a couple who stole birth control pills from the Grovetown Wal-Mart.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the couple picked up morning-after contraception at the store Aug. 31 and then went to the hardware section where they picked up a box cutter. The man took both items into the restroom.

Afterward, a clerk found the empty contraception package in the restroom. The item was valued at $34.78.


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