Task force targeting blight in Augusta’s Bethlehem community making slow headway

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 7:38pm
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A task force targeting blight in Augusta’s Bethlehem community is making some headway but won’t have a cleanup event until next year. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta University Literacy Center receives national honor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:00pm
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The Augusta University Literacy Center was designated as a National Exemplary Model on Tuesday for its work on improving reading levels for local children and adults.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

AU Health, Philips celebrating fruits of 2013 alliance

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:28pm
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Soothing colors around the edges of an imaging room help calm children coming in for a CT scan. An algorithm inside a monitoring program helps flag patients whose conditions are deteriorating before they actually crash. And relative quiet inside a monitoring room by silencing unnecessary alarms allows staff to focus on the important ones. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Prosecutor challenging appeals court ruling in Augusta murder case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:09pm
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The Court of Appeals of Georgia has been asked by the prosecution to reconsider its ruling that an Augusta man originally tried for murder may only face retrial on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man sentenced to 10 years in River Glen shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:37pm
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An Augusta man accused of aggravated assault in a shooting at River Glen apartments last fall was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

OPEC deal could mean higher area gas prices

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 2:00pm
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Area motorists could see gas prices rising after an organization of oil producing countries agreed today to cut production. Read more

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Former Aiken jailer pleads guilty to killing wife

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:54pm
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Matthew Blakley, a former Aiken County jailer arrested in June 2015 in the fatal shooting of his wife, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Severe thunderstorm watch for Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:31am
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A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight for Columbia County. Read more

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North Augusta Optimist Club hopes to avoid Christmas tree thefts again

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 9:05am
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For Craig Bannecke, it would be easy to focus on the negative: 60 stolen Christmas trees. Hundreds of dollars in lost revenue. No suspect charged after pilfering from a charitable organization. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Motorist killed in morning crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:06am
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A 23-year-old Gloverville man died early Wednesday after losing control of his vehicle on Mike Padgett Highway.

Read more Staff Writer Bianca Cain Johnson

Another lawsuit filed over inmate’s treatment at Richmond County jail

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:13am
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A new federal lawsuit has been filed over the treatment of a former inmate at the Richmond County jail. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

USC literacy campaign makes stop at Belvedere Elementary

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 1:01am
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Standing on the stage at Belvedere Elementary School, principal Sal Minolfo began questioning students. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Empty Stocking list

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:52pm
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Previously acknowledged$11,795.30 Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:45pm
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The good  ol ’ boys system is apparently alive and well in North Augusta. When will its citizens wake up and speak up? Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Empty Stocking Fund

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:34pm
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The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund has helped make Christmas better for those who needed it for 86 years. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Aiken man wanted on robbery charges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:33pm
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The Aiken Public Safety Department is requesting public assistance in locating a suspect involved in a shooting Monday evening. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

County employee arrested for attempting to receive marijuana package

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 7:11pm
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A Columbia County employee was terminated after being charged with attempting to receive hundreds of grams of marijuana via a FedEx package. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Ground broken on new cyber command headquarters at Fort Gordon

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 6:20pm
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Officials broke ground Tuesday on Fort Gordon’s future headquarters for Army cyber operations. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Burke County seeking suspect in assault case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:59pm
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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a 26-year-old man for the robbery and assault of a woman last week. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken County Sheriff’s officials say deputies could have body-cams by early next year

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:51pm
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The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is hopeful its deputies will be equipped with body cameras in early 2017. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

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