Thursday rally to call for removal of monument

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:52pm
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The Augusta NAACP branch and a coalition of churches will hold a rally Thursday for the removal of the Confederate monument on Broad Street in downtown Augusta. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Recalls this week: baby rattles, boots, batteries

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:15pm
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Baby rattles that pose a choking hazard to children are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include boots and batteries in refurbished phones.

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Augusta man indicted on vehicular homicide charge

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:59pm
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An Augusta man whose vehicle struck a guardrail on the Interstate 20 bridge and plunged into the Augusta Canal has been indicted on vehicular homicide charges. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Strategist Steve Bannon leaves White House

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:23pm
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WASHINGTON - Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving.

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Trump elevates Cyber Command to independent operation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:30pm
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President Trump moved Friday to make U.S. Cyber Command its own independent command in a long-awaited decision. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Bond denied to attempted rape suspect

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:17pm
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Bond was denied Friday to an Augusta man accused of attempting to rape a woman earlier this month. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Road work to start on Peach Orchard following weather delays

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:56am
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Motorists should expect various delays on Monday as road work for a $3.3 million construction is expected to continue, after weather delays. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

South Carolina’s jobless rate unchanged at 3.9 percent

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:55am
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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Unemployment in South Carolina was unchanged last month, matching the adjusted June rate of 3.9 percent. Read more

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Suspect wanted in connection to fatal shooting near Olmstead Homes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:50am
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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting Thursday night near the Olmstead Homes area of Harrisburg. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Man dies after fatal crash on Mims Road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:49am
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A man is dead after a single-car crash Thursday night on Mims Road.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

USS Fitzgerald captain in collision that killed 7 to lose command

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:41am
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WASHINGTON — Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command and more than a dozen other sailors will be punished.

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Jacksonville cold case resumes 43 years after grocery store killing

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:20am
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Bobby Farah was just 6 when a man walked into his father’s grocery store, held up a gun and fired at grocer Freddie Farah before racing off without any cash in hand. Read more

Florida Times-Union Photos Eileen Kelley

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:02am
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CAMROSE, Alberta | A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.

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Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:59am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Penn., grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance.

Read more Associated Press Photos Mitch Stacy Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Kirby: I could use affordable health care for pets

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:10pm
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My wife returned from the veterinarian’s office with the usual result – a modest pet health report and a very large bill. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:46pm
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Fatal shooting reported near Olmstead Homes in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:21pm
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One person is dead following a shooting in the Olmstead Homes area of Harrisburg on Thursday night. Read more

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Accused NSA leaker will get to see classified evidence in her espionage prosecution

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:19pm
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The Augusta National Security Agency leak suspect will get to review classified information federal prosecutors might use against her during her upcoming espionage trial. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Judge halts auction of Augusta National green jackets

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:29pm
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After listening to arguments from each side and asking each pointed questions, U.S. District Chief Judge J. Randal Hall granted a request Thursday that temporarily prevents the sale of three of Augusta National Golf Club’s iconic green jackets. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Longtime Columbia County education employee killed in crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:49pm
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A Grovetown man and longtime board of education employee was killed after losing control of a trailer he was towing, pushing him into oncoming traffic where he collided with an oncoming truck. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon