Committee passes on expanded evaluation of city administrator

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 7:36pm
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Augusta commissioners dodged one member’s call for an anonymous evaluation of City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson ahead of the November expiration of her three-year contract. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Active shooter drill scheduled Wednesday at Aiken Middle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 5:39pm
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The Aiken County Public School District will participate in an active shooter drill Wednesday at Aiken Middle School on 101 Gator Lane. Read more

Staff Writer Nefeteria Brewster

Two arrested in connection to Sunday homicide

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:19pm
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Two men have been arrested in connection to a homicide of a man found in a shed on Sunday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Testimony underway in rape trial

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:03pm
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She didn’t get a 16th birthday party. Instead, her mother’s boyfriend raped her, a 19-year-old woman told a jury Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Mobile Cafe program brings summertime meals to children

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:00pm
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The small bus parked in front of the office Tuesday at Cedarwood Apartments is actually a mobile lunchroom of sorts. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Tucker, Heisman winner and Presidential Scholar, charged with disorderly conduct

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:06pm
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A former Aiken High School student who won last year’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award was arrested last week in Horry County, S.C., on charges of disorderly conduct. Read more

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2 guards killed by inmates during bus transport in Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:54am
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EATONTON, Ga. — Two inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport Tuesday morning in Georgia and were being sought by law enforcement, authorities said. Read more

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‘Every police officer’ in Georgia searching for fugitives

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:50am
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EATONTON, Ga. — A sheriff said police officers throughout Georgia were searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got past their cage inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away. Read more

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Georgia continues to rank low in annual survey of well-being for children

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:01am
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There was no clue that there would be anything wrong with little Annie Miller until after she was born. Now, after nearly five months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, her mother, Erin, is beginning to appreciate what is known as the “rollercoaster” families experience when their small, frail children fight to heal there.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

North Augusta Council discusses Comprehensive Plan

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 9:40pm
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North Augusta City Council took a dive into the deep waters of the city’s draft Comprehensive Plan in a special session Monday, starting with priorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Commissioners question handling of city equipment probe

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 9:12pm
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What City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson knew about Augusta employees using city equipment at a private job site in Lincoln County – and when she knew it – is getting a close look from some on the Augusta Commission. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 6:10pm
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Will the people who keep on commenting in crying about particular comments they don’t politically agree with please take their medications?

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Goodies cart brings happiness to patients at Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:04pm
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Eric Smith, 11, walked slowly out of his room on the hematology/oncology unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia and stared into the tall cart piled with games and toys and snacks in the hallway.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Trial begins for Augusta man accused of rape

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:19pm
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A jury should begin hearing evidence today in the trial of an Augusta man accused of rape.

Read more Staff Writer Sandy Hodson

Fire damages DFCS office

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:00pm
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A state agency in Augusta is looking for a temporary home after a fire early Monday damaged its office building downtown.

Read more Staff Writer Tom Corwin