Judge sides with prosecution in Reality Winner NSA leak case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:33pm
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A federal judge has sided with prosecutors in the case against former Fort Gordon contractor Reality Winner, finding that her defense team should be muzzled from speaking about any information deemed classified by the government, even if it has been widely reported in local, national and international media publications. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Shell casings found weeks after fatal shooting of off-duty deputy Cooke could prove crucial evidence

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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Weeks after an off-duty sheriff”s deputy was fatally shot outside a south Augusta home, additional shell casings were found that could prove crucial to proving what happened the afternoon 43-year-old Gregory Cooke died. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man caught in attempt to help smuggle contraband into prison pleads guilty

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:08pm
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A man caught before he could hand over a package of tobacco, cell phones and chargers meant for state prison inmates pleaded guilty Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

July rainfall helps pull state out of drought conditions

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:47pm
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For the first time in over three years, the entirety of Georgia is free of drought conditions. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Theft indictment returned against former Richmond County employee

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:46pm
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A former city employee who worked as an administrative assistant for juvenile court has been named in a 23-count indictment. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Columbia County Schools to receive additional grants for College Readiness Programs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:07pm
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Four Columbia County schools will receive an additional three-year grant for their National Math and Science Initiative College Readiness Program. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Richmond County DFCS moved to new temporary location

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:06pm
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Richmond County has moved its Department of Family and Children Services to a new temporary location. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

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Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:24pm
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Barber school aims to make difference in community

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:22pm
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Aiden Medvec was a bit timid as he stepped into the barber’s chair at Southern Barber College. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Drivers urged to stay aware as school buses and children get back to school

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:14pm
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With the first day of school nearing, state and school officials are reminding drivers to be alert in school zones and to stop for buses. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

School board, Augusta Commission approve “rollback” tax rates

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:13pm
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In a called meeting by the Richmond County Board of Education on Wednesday, all members present voted in favor of the 19.736 rollback millage rate for 2018. The rate is 00.018 mills less than 2017. Read more

Staff Writers Susan McCord Amanda King

Fort Gordon to announce partnership launch for cyber district Thursday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:12pm
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The Fort Gordon Cyber District is finally official. The Alliance for Fort Gordon is announcing today the launch of a partnership among military, business and civic leaders to position the Augusta area to best distribute economic benefits expected with the area’s growing boom in cybersecurity jobs and businesses. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss