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Family coping as daughter suffers from rare genetic disorder

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 8:37pm
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BEECH ISLAND — The brand-new bright pink wheelchair sits in a corner in the darkened living room while 5-year-old Kylee O’Shields sits in the old one in the living room. There is an improvised foam padding to cover the metal where the headrest fell off and “she loses a piece of her wheelchair wherever she goes,” said her father, Rick.

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Proposed Augusta equipment misuse policy hits roadblocks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:06pm
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One effort to clamp down on misuse of Augusta property by making employees sign a statement is encountering resistance from commission members who say the statement is insulting to staff and not needed. Read more

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Hephzibah Fire Department receives donation from Firehouse Subs foundation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:28pm
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The Hephzibah Fire Department is getting a financial boost with the donation of fire equipment Friday.

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AP sources: US, Russia reach deal on Syria cease-fire

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:58pm
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HAMBURG, Germany — The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Body found in vehicle near Family Dollar on Deans Bridge Road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:15pm
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Authorities have released the name of a man found dead Friday in a vehicle near a Family Dollar on Deans Bridge Road.

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Trump meets Putin: Talk of positive results, not of election

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:04pm

HAMBURG, Germany — At long last face to face, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced confidence Friday that their historic first meeting would pave the way for a positive trajectory for their two countries. If thornier issues like election meddling came up, they discussed them only in private.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 8:50pm
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Trump has made America the worst it’s ever been. Impeach him now.

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Kirby: Fun, sun, run, done

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 8:49pm
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Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Corps raising trigger for dam releases

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 8:07pm
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a “significant” six-foot increase in the Clarks Hill Lake level it uses to trigger releases from Thurmond Dam as part of a revised drought contingency plan.

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Officials to hold public hearings for millage rate proposals

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:40pm
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Grovetown residents could see a property tax increase if a proposed millage rate hike is approved.

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Lincoln County sheriff laid to rest Thursday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:03pm
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Those who knew Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce Beggs best remembered him as a public servant and a person who could make you laugh to the point of tears.

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