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Interstate bridges over canal, river will be replaced

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:38pm


Georgia and South Carolina transportation officials announced plans Wednesday to replace the Interstate 20 bridges over the Augusta Canal and the Savannah River.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Georgia transportation board member Don Grantham said.

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Eller to leave Augusta for Georgia College

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:18pm


Jason Eller is leaving Augusta University to become the new head baseball coach at Georgia College.

The Bobcats announced Eller’s hiring Wednesday. He’ll be formally introduced Thursday as the ninth coach in program history.

Eller’s fiery personality and dedication to recruiting sparked Augusta’s drastic turnaround in just three years as Jaguars coach. He inherited a program that went 10-38 in 2013, including just three Peach Belt Conference wins, and experienced a winning season at 29-22 and national ranking in 2016.

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Cameron heads out as prime minister

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:15pm


LONDON — David Cameron left 10 Downing St. on Wednesday for the last time as Britain’s prime minister, making the short trip to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II after declaring that leading the country had been “the greatest honor of my life.”


Cameron made a brief statement outside the prime minister’s residence, his home for more than six years, accompanied by his wife Samantha and children Nancy, Elwen and Florence.


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Court denies Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:28am

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady’s attempt to get a new hearing on his “Deflategate” suspension.

Brady was asking for the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case. In April, a three-judge panel said that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was within his powers when he suspended the star quarterback four games for his role in a scheme to doctor the footballs used in a Jan. 18, 2015, playoff game.

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Savannah River Remediation receives safety award

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 9:53am


Savannah River Remediation, the Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor, received the Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

SRR was selected for the award for its dedication to safety both on site and within the local community. According to a news release, SRR reached one million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury or illness in 2015 and achieved a significantly lower incidence rate than reported by South Carolina in the previous year.

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Local police departments report increased displays of gratitude since Dallas shootings

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:56pm

Local law enforcement agencies, large and small, have received an outpouring of support and kindness since the shooting deaths of five officers at a protest in Dallas late Thursday.

“It does make the job easier, knowing the support we have from the community,” said Aiken Department of Pub­lic Safety Lt. Jake Mahoney.

By mid-morning Friday, he said, tokens of appreciation were pouring into the department.

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Four locations open Monday for advance voting in July 26 runoff

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:49pm

Richmond County Board of Elections is expanding advance voting in the July 26 runoff to four locations.

The change comes after the board reexamined its policy Monday and determined that, unlike a primary runoff, multiple advance voting locations are necessary in the citywide runoff election for state court judge, board member Chip Barbee said. The only location currently open is at the Augusta Municipal Building.

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