Way We Were: Louis Harris — Reporter, editor, civic ambassador

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:12pm
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Louis Harris might not have been the longest-serving editor of the “South’s Oldest Newspaper,” but he was certainly one of the most popular. Known for his charm and wit, he was one of Georgia’s most respected newsmen in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

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Prosecutor: Judge wrong to give SC lawmaker probation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:34pm
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COLUMBIA — A prosecutor wants a judge to throw out a sentence of probation against a South Carolina lawmaker, saying her unwillingness to listen to his legal arguments left him worried the judge’s “impartiality has been undermined,” according to legal papers. Read more

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At mid-session, Georgia lawmakers take on taxes, transit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:33pm
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ATLANTA — Activity at Georgia’s Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018’s 40-day legislative session. Read more

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City Ink: Usry says no to mayoral run

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:32pm
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Augusta restaurateur Brad Usry ended months of speculation Saturday by saying he will not challenge Mayor Hardie Davis for his job this year. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

Innovative surgery used to rebuild teen’s foot nearly ripped off in accident

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:05pm
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As he holds her right foot in his hands examining it, Dr. Edmond Ritter provokes a giggle from Jayden Fortner. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Money pours into race for Columbia County chair

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 9:55pm
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Builders, real estate interests and the candidates themselves are pouring money into the race for Columbia County Commission chair, sweeping candidate Doug Duncan to an early lead. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 7:14pm
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Nancy Pelosi speaking for 8 hours to members of The House demanding a vote on DACA, tied to passage of the spending bill. Is she looking out for American citizens jobs and safety? No, Nancy is just working on getting more immigrants that will be so grateful for what she is doing for them (not American Citizens) that they will vote for the Democrats. Read more

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KIRBY: You never hear the truth in the barber chair

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:13pm
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Every barber thinks everybody needs a haircut. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Site plans show proposed changes for fifth hole at Augusta National

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:01pm
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Big changes could be coming soon to Augusta National Golf Club’s fifth hole, according to preliminary site plans filed Jan. 30 with the Augusta Planning and Development Department. Read more

Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:49pm
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Are there any rocks large enough for Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O “Reilly, Newt Gingrich, Steve Bannon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, The Christian Right and the president to slither under….together? Read more

Augusta recreation centers vary widely in condition

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:22pm
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It was a tale of two community centers Friday as city officials toured Bernie Ward and Warren Road, two Augusta facilities nearly the same age but with marked differences in condition. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Flu levels remain high locally, nationally

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:00pm
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Flu remains at a high level in Augusta and nationally while the death toll mounts and others are showing up with serious complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Man sentenced in killing of highway workers in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:54pm
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The driver who struck and killed two South Carolina highway workers last spring was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison without parole. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Longtime downtown restaurant Sandwich City has closed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:57pm
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A longtime downtown Augusta eatery has closed. Visitors to Sandwich City on Friday found the doors locked, the lights turned out and a message on the restaurant’s front door at the corner of 10th and Ellis streets. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida school shooting suspect

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:39pm
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PARKLAND, Fla. — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI director to resign because of the agency’s failure. Read more

Associated Press Photos Kelli Kennedy Curt Anderson Tamara Lush

13 Russians charged with meddling to help Trump in election

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:34pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda, aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read more

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Augusta Fire/EMA awarded new $20,000 grant as dual effort with Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:21pm
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A new grant awarded to Augusta Fire/EMA is geared to help educate the public about fire safety and provide smoke detectors for residents in need. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Augusta man accused of robbing two stores at gunpoint denied bond

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:21pm
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An Augusta man previously convicted of armed robbery who has two new armed robbery charges was denied bond. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man with two decade history of domestic violence sentenced to 18 months

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:50pm
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Aubrey A. Scott has been beating and otherwise abusing women for two decades. He has gotten time behind bars before, and Friday he got another 18 months to serve for his latest family violence battery. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Richmond County schools report increase in ‘unsubstantiated threats’ after Florida shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:27pm
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The Richmond County School System states that it has seen an increased number of “unsubstantiated threats” Friday, which comes two days after a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 students and teachers. Read more

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