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City of Augusta phone service back

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:03am

City of Augusta landline phones are back in service after an outage lasting much of Wednesday

Phone service was disrupted when information technology servers were being moved to a new location, officials said. Emergency 911 was not affected.

“Our information technology team and telecommunications provider have restored the problem,” said Lynthia Owens, spokeswoman for Mayor Hardie Davis’ office.

Rapper Rick Ross arrested on kidnap, assault charges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:59am

ATLANTA — Rapper Rick Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested him at his mansion south of Atlanta early Wednesday, authorities said.

Ross and a man described as his bodyguard were taken into custody in Fayette County, Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told The Associated Press.

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Gov. Deal: Change Confederate license plate

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:05am

ATLANTA — Georgia’s specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn’t urge changes.

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Weed killer in co-worker's drink

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:00am

ACWORTH, Ga. — A Georgia man has been arrested after police say he put weed killer in his co-worker’s water bottle.

Multiple news outlets report Anthony Dunton was arrested Saturday and charged with four counts of aggravated assault after police say he put Roundup weed and grass killer in the victim’s water.

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