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Motorcyclist killed in wreck near Grovetown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:12pm

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the victim in one reference.

 

A motorcyclist was killed about 7 p.m. Wednesday in a wreck at Kettle Creek Drive and Wrightsboro Road near Grovetown.

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Five things to watch in Augusta-area high school football

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 5:07pm

After a long offseason of players lifting weights, learning schemes and going through preseason practice, the work gets put to the test for many area high school football teams Friday with the start of the 2015 season. Here’s a quick primer of what to watch for this year:

1. Familiar faces in new places

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First Unit 3 Shield Building panels placed at Plant Vogtle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:45pm

Plant Vogtle is raising its shield.

Georgia Power announced this week that the $14 billion expansion of Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Ga., marked another milestone – the installation of the first six individual steel panels to Unit 3’s shield building, an enclosure that houses the reactor’s containment vessel.

The shield building includes more than 160 steel panels, each of which can weigh more than 10 tons and be filled with concrete, Georgia Power said in a news release.

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Security tighter at Regal Cinemas, including at Augusta movie theater

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:30pm

Augusta moviegoers might be subject to bag searches after a new policy change at Regal Cinemas.

The major theater chain, which owns Regal 20 on Agerton Lane, recently posted signs at locations explaining the change.

The sign on the door of Regal 20 states, “For the safety and comfort of all our guests: Backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to entry to this facility.”

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July was Earth's hottest month on record

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:49pm

WASHINGTON — Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet’s warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.

And it’s almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record, they said.

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Antcliff, NeSmith bow out of the U.S. Amateur

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:48pm

 

GRU Augusta’s Maverick Antcliff and North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith each fell today in the second round of the U.S. Amateur match play at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Antcliff, a senior on the Jaguars golf team, fell 5 and 4 to Maverick McNealy of Portola Valley, Calif. Antcliff got off to a bad start when he bogeyed the par-5 first hole. Antcliff followed with bogeys on Nos. 3, 5 and 9 and dug himself a 4-down hole with nine to play.

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Aiken County authorities seek suspects in break-in attempt

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:24pm

Aiken County authorities are seeking information on two men caught on camera breaking into a home.

Police said home security cameras captured video of two men at the home on the 2200 block of Edgefield Highway on Monday. Police said one man entered the residence while the other stayed near their vehicle, a 1990s model Chevrolet SUV. The men, who are white, fled when the burglar alarm sounded.

Anyone with information can contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811 or Crimestoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.

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