SLED investigating Barnwell City Police Chief Reuben Black

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:09pm
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Barnwell Police Chief Reuben Black is under investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Read more

Barnwell People-Sentinel Photos Laura J. McKenzie

Murder trial begins for Augusta man

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:03pm
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“It’s almost Christmas,” a 9-year-old girl told the detective sent to investigate her mother’s fatal shooting. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

New probation office ordered to stop firing officers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 6:46pm
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Augusta’s new probation office was ordered Tuesday to “cease and desist” firing probation officers who haven’t obtained law enforcement certification as commissioners debate the intent of the office and lawyers iron out state requirements. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Richmond County teacher charged with sexual assault

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:26pm
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A Richmond County educator was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually assaulting a former student. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Xytex and liquid nitrogen supply shut down by Insurance Commissioner

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:00pm
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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office issued a cessation order against Xytex Cryo International and its liquid nitrogen supplier to stop operating a tank at Xytex until an investigation of a fatal leak there Sunday is complete, a spokesman said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Pettit wins North Augusta mayor’s race

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:42pm
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Bob Pettit won the race for North Augusta mayor in an election that saw huge turnout by city standards. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Funeral on Friday for deputy killed in chemical accident

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:19pm
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The funeral for Richmond County sheriff”s Sgt. Greg Meagher will be held Friday.

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ASCO expands Aiken facility, creates 86 jobs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:47pm
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Emerson Electric Co.’s ASCO operations in Aiken county will get an $8 million upgrade and up to 86 new employees from a company plan to consolidate regional production of cylinders, motion control devices and other products at the valve manufacturing facility.

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Several options available for donations on fallen deputy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 1:41pm
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Those who wish to honor fallen Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Meagher through donations have several options.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Coroner, sheriff’s office investigate death of 9-year-old in wreck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:41am
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Authorities said a mother will face charges including driving under the influence after her 9-year-old son died from a weekend car crash.

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Crosswalk guide brings joy to hospital workers, students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:09am
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After serving 20 years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, James McGee needed a rest.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

North Augusta passes measures to speed Project Jackson

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:31pm
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North Augusta City Council gave final approval Monday night to two ordinances enabling the construction and operation of Project Jackson, and first-reading nods to agreements on an owner’s representative and the stadium licensing agreement.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Xytex is an international company that was founded by faculty members at the Medical College of Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:29pm
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Xytex Cryo International is a global company that was founded in Augusta in part by faculty members at the Medical College of Georgia.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:23pm
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Comments from readers:

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Augusta tree will stay as state champion

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:21pm
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An Augusta tree will remain as state champion of its species and will soon be on its way to become the national champion.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Proposal added members, funding to downtown Augusta authority

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:32pm
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City officials deny reports that they discussed an alternative Downtown Development Authority proposal behind closed doors last week.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Sheriff: Deputy knew risk but believed he could save a life in incident that cost him his life

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:46pm
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Sgt. Greg Meagher knew he was taking a risk when he went into a facility filled with leaking liquid nitrogen Sunday, but he believed he could save someone’s life, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said Monday about the death of one of his veteran deputies.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Equipment failure shuts down Vogtle reactor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:57pm
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Plant Vogtle’s Unit 1 was shut down during active nuclear operations Friday afternoon because of a failed component in one of the unit’s steam lines, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents released Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Bond denied for man accused of shooting another multiple times

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:02pm
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Bond was denied Monday for an Augusta man accused of shooting another man five times during an argument.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson