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Commsission decides date for SPLOST referendum and also to end the Fort Gordon bus route

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:23pm


The Augusta Commission on Tuesday agreed to hold the city’s next sales tax referendum on Nov. 3 instead of March 1 and to terminate a little-used pilot bus route to Fort Gordon.

The special purpose, local option sales tax calendar commissioners approved 7-3 gives city officials about two months to develop a project list they think voters will like on Nov. 3, in a single-issue election costing $85,000 to conduct.

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Poison center fields synthetic pot calls

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:24pm



ATLANTA -- Georgia and other states are seeing a rise in poison center calls that are linked to use of synthetic marijuana.

The CDC reported last week that between January and May, poison centers in 48 states reported receiving 3,572 calls related to the use of what scientists call synthetic cannabinoids.

That’s a 229 percent increase from the 1,085 calls received during the same period in 2014. The national figures include 15 reported deaths.

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Cricket Wireless to open metro stores

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 2:21pm

A South Carolina company is opening five Cricket Wireless stores in the metro area.

World Wireless in Greenville, S.C., is opening stores for the wireless company in North Augusta, Aiken and Augusta within a month, said Charles Myers, the director of sales operations.

World Wireless is an authorized retailer for Cricket and is opening 11 other stores in the Southeast by next week, he said.

The area stores will be in the Whiskey Road Wal-Mart shopping center in Aiken, Daniel Village in Augusta and along Knox Avenue in North Augusta.

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Man facing charges after waving gun outside Grovetown church

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 1:45pm

A Grovetown man is facing charges after authorities say he flashed a gun outside a church and fought with officers Sunday.

Charges are pending against Kenneth Temple, 38, who was living in a building next to City of Life Ministries at 5220 Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown. Those charges include obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, terroristic threats and acts, simple assault and reckless conduct, according to a Grovetown Department of Public Safety incident report.

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Aiken fire engine, patrol car crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 1:32pm


An Aiken Department of Public Safety fire engine and patrol car crashed Monday evening while responding to a fire.

Lt. Jake Mahoney said the vehicles were heading to a structure fire on Cherokee Street SE around 9:30 p.m. when the Ford F-700 fire rescue vehicle and a Chevrolet Impala patrol car collided at the intersection of Park Avenue and Chesterfield Street. Both were significantly damaged in the crash. The driver of the patrol car was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers and later released.

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Poll: Ailing Isakson still supported

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:15am

ATLANTA – Half of likely Republican primary voters say Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Parkinson’s Disease won’t impact their vote, and one-fifth say it makes them more likely to elect him to a third term.

Isakson revealed last week that he was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder in 2013. It gave him a stiff left arm and causes him to shuffle when he walks, but as it advances, he is likely to develop tremors, a softer voice and slower expression of his thoughts.

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