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Fort Gordon lacks comments on possible job cuts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:30pm

The Augusta area appears pretty confident that the addition of cyber intelligence missions over the next five years at Fort Gordon will protect it from losing nearly 4,700 civilian and military jobs to proposed Army cuts.

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Richmond County Sheriff's Office to hold burgers, shakes event Thursday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:28pm


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is inviting the public to share a burger while learning about the department.

The Burgers and Shakes event is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Augusta Common. The luncheon is free. No tickets are required.

Sheriff Richard Roundtree and representatives from various departments in the agency will be at the event to answer questions or address concerns regarding the inner workings of the department.

Firefighters respond to blaze at lumber mill

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:35pm


Firefighters were called to a blaze at West Fraser Lumber Mill on Monday, officials said.

About noon, the Augusta Fire Department was called to 4206 Mike Padgett Highway after flames were spotted coming from a bin, according to a department news release. The fire was put out within 20 minutes. There were no injuries.


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