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4 charged with rape

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:53pm

Four teens have been charged with the rape of two 21-year-old Atlanta area women hired as escorts.

Police said the two women placed an ad on Backpage.com offering escort services, or the exchange of companionship for money.

The women told police they arrived at the agreed-on home in the 3700 block of Fairington Drive about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and were invited inside by a man.

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Peach Orchard traffic clears

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:16am

 

Peach Orchard Road traffic heading toward Augusta now appears cleared up after an early morning snarl, Richmond County sheriff's dispatchers say.

Traffic stalled earlier this morning with at least two accidents involving 18-wheelers near Bobby Jones Expressway.

Jason Day sets championship record in earning his first career major

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 7:39pm

 

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship.

With at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third consecutive major, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else much of a chance at Whistling Straits. He closed with 5-under-par 67 for a three-shot victory and broke Tiger Woods’ major championship record for most strokes under par by finishing at 20-under.

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Jason Day wins PGA Championship

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 7:11pm

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship.

With at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third consecutive major, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else much of a chance at Whistling Straits. He closed with 5-under-par 67 for a three-shot victory and broke Tiger Woods’ major championship record for most strokes under par by finishing at 20-under.

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Pardon Our Mess: Missing street lamp

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 6:48pm

WHERE: Corner of Seventh and Greene streets

WHAT: A street lamp is missing on the corner, while wires remain visible to pedestrians.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta’s Traffic Engineering Department

ACTION PROMISED: Traffic Engineering roadway superintendent Charles Gifford Jr., says his department is in the process of putting in a new lamp post.

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Boil water, Croft Mill Road residents told

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 8:24am

Aiken issued a "boil water advisory" this morning for all residents on Croft Mill Road. All roads that intersect with Croft Mill Road, and the Ball Town area of Aiken need to boil their water for the next 24 hours.

According to a news release, the City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department issued a “Boil Water Advisory” as a precaution for customers affected by the break who lost water pressure. Customers in the area who were without water should boil water for at least two minutes, and allow it to cool prior to consumption until Monday morning, the news release said.

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Civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 7:03am

ATLANTA — Julian Bond’s life seemed to trace the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to start a student protest group, through a long career in politics and his leadership of the NAACP almost four decades later.

Year after year, the cool, telegenic Bond was one of the nation’s most poetic voices for equality, inspiring fellow activists with his words in 1960s and carrying the movement’s vision to succeeding generations as a speaker and academic. He died Saturday at 75.

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Grand jury accuses Georgia transportation official of accepting bribes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 3:18pm

 

ATLANTA — A grand jury has accused a supervisor at the Georgia Department of Transportation of accepting bribes so others could improperly dump dirt on state properties.

George Bell was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of conspiracy and accepting bribes. He was arraigned Friday in Atlanta.

Investigators said Bell accepted bribes of $600 and $1,100 during May 2014 to permit the dumping. Federal officials allege in court filings that Bell obtained roughly $15,000 as a result of the scheme.

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