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200 pairs of panties stolen from Victoria's Secret

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:25pm

A panty thief stole at least 200 pairs from Victoria’s Secret inside Augusta Mall on Saturday, a Richmond County sheriff’s report says.

Security video shows the male entering the store about 11:45 a.m. and stuffing the underwear into a large shopping bag. He left without paying for the merchandise, valued at $1,900.

A sheriff’s deputy working a special assignment was advised of the theft by mall security, according to the report.


Local vendors relish attention during outdoor expo at James Brown Arena

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:53pm


Kayaks, taxidermied animals and the occasional water-skiing squirrel are what attracted thousands to the Augusta Outdoor Expo at James Brown Arena on Saturday.

While patrons kept their eyes fixed on waterlogged rodents and the high flying pooches of the Ultimate Air Dogs exhibit, local vendors quietly relished in the increased exposure generated from the event.

One such vendor was Matt Patrick, who manages Evans-based Escape Outdoors. Within hours of the start of the expo, it had already sold one of its kayaks.

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Richmond County polling locations

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:42pm

101 Asbury United Methodist Church, 1305 Troupe St.

102 Crawford Ave. Baptist Church, 507 Crawford Ave.

103 Dyess Park, 902 James Brown Blvd.

104 Eastview Recreation Center, 644 Aiken St.

105 Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road

106 Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.

107 Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.

108 Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way

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Candidate bios

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:38pm


NAME: Bob Finnegan

AGE: 65

BIRTHPLACE: Philadel­phia

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Southern Illinois University; associate degree, Georgia Military College

OCCUPATION: Retired Navy electronics technician chief petty officer; retired Fort Gordon senior telecommunications specialist

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Richmond County sample ballot

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:34pm



J. H. “Jack” Kingston

David A. Perdue



Michael L. “Mike” Buck

Richard L. Woods



Bob Finnegan

Ben Hasan




Alisha Thomas Morgan

Valarie D. Wilson

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Augusta VA execs awarded $25K in bonuses despite botched care

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:31pm

Though the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has had three deaths from delayed medical appointments and possibly thousands of patients exposed to improperly sterilized equipment since 2006, at least $25,000 in performance bonuses have been awarded to top executives over that time frame.

At the Augusta hospital, the chiefs of staff have received more than half of the performance awards – $17,000 in eight years.

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Rory McIlroy builds six-shot lead at British Open

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:22pm


HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for 4-under-par 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at thousands of fans crammed into the horseshoe arena around the 18th green at Royal Liverpool and lightly pumped his fist.

He went from being tied for the lead to six shots ahead of Rickie Fowler in just over an hour.

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FBI issues AC coolant warning

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:26am



ATLANTA — As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences.


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