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Tech grad crowned Miss Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:19am

 COLUMBUS, Ga. — A new Miss Georgia has been crowned in Columbus.

 Media outlets report that Patricia Ford, Miss Capital City, won the title Saturday. Ford, a Georgia Tech graduate, performed a Ballet En Pointe routine for her talent. Through the years, she has worked to promote and raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

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Summer could be a scorcher but still miss record

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 10:59pm

 

Today’s only the first day of summer, but it’s felt like it for some time with heat indexes topping 100 last week.

The National Weather Ser­vice is calling for above-normal temperatures for the next three months, according to an outlook released Thursday.

It looks like it might be a hot summer, but possibly not as hot as some previous ones.

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Dustin Johnson wins U.S. Open

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 8:03pm

OAKMONT, Pa. — All the chaos and confusion couldn't stop Dustin Johnson from proving he had the head to be a U.S. Open champion.

 

One year after the most devastating of all his close calls in the major, Johnson endured two hours of not knowing the size of his lead while the USGA questioned whether he should be penalized one stroke for his ball moving on the fifth green.

 

Johnson said it didn't. The USGA said it would wait until after the final round to decide.

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SC artist Jim Harrison dies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 6:48am

DENMARK, S.C. – Nationally acclaimed artist Jim Harrison, 80, has died. 

The Orangeburg Times-Democrat reports Harrison was found dead in his Denmark office Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack, according to Bamberg County Coroner Billy Duncan.

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Accident kills Harlem woman, 26

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 7:35pm

A 26-year-old Harlem woman died in a traffic accident Saturday morning in Columbia County.

Linzi Lowe was driving a 2016 Honda Civic east on Wrightsboro Road at Dyches Road around 9 a.m. when she crossed the centerline, striking a westbound vehicle, according to Columbia County sheriff’s deputies and Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison.

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Bjorn wins Democratic US House primary

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 5:45pm

 

COLUMBIA — Arik Bjorn has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary in South Carolina’s 2nd Con­gressional District race by 45 votes out of more than 19,000 cast.

The South Carolina Elec­tion Commission certified the results Saturday afternoon after a recount mandated by law. The district includes parts of Aiken, Barnwell, Lexington, Orangeburg and Richland counties.

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