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Marijuana prices vary across US

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:27am

 

ATHENS, Ga. -- If you’re looking for low-cost marijuana, head west.

But the far north is where you’ll find the highest prices, University of Georgia graduate student Mingshu Wang found after he set out to learn how cannabis prices vary across the United States.

Wang is from China, where pot is strictly illegal, even for medical use, and he’s been fascinated by the changing legal landscape he’s seen in the United States over the past few years, he said.

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UGA chaplain program under fire

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:17am

 

ATHENS, Ga. -- A group that advocates the separation of church and government has called on University of Georgia President Jere Morehead to abolish the position of UGA football team chaplain, now held by UGA football coach Mark Richt’s brother-in-law.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation also accused Richt of using his “public office” to raise money for a Christian ministry.

Richt raised funds in 2014 for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at a gala event in the Butts-Mehre Building, the headquarters of the UGA Athletic Association, the group charged.

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Columbia County charter school plan faces rejection again

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:07pm

The group behind Colum­bia County’s proposed arts-infused charter school is bracing for its second rejection in two years from the State Charter Schools Com­mis­sion.

Board members of the Co­lum­­bia County School for the Arts have been informed that the commission’s staff is recommending that their petition be denied at the commission’s meeting Wednesday.

Todd Shafer, a founding member of the charter school group and a school leader, said the board was hoping to delay the commission’s
vote and address its concerns.

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Man with gun robs Augusta gas station

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:16pm

A man wearing a black and green ski-mask robbed an Augusta gas station late Wednesday night, fleeing with an unknown amount of cash.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Circle K gas station off Peach Orchard Road at 11:26 p.m. regarding an armed robbery in progress, according to an incident report. The clerk said a black man walked into the store and pointed a gun at her while demanding money.

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Augusta attorney Timothy E. Moses withdraws from federal practice

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:58pm

 

An Augusta attorney who admitted he cheated his former law firm partners voluntarily withdrew his name from the roll of attorneys permitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern District of Georgia.

Timothy E. Moses submitted his letter Tues­day, just days before a scheduled show cause hearing in the Augusta federal court. Moses was summoned to appear in court after the judges learned why he was facing professional disciplinary action.

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Study finds funding needs to increase to $800 million for Savannah River Site project

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:53pm

A new study commissioned by the federal Energy Department found that the U.S. could save $400 million a year if it disposed of weapons-grade plutonium at a New Mexico nuclear waste repository instead of converting the surplus material into mixed-oxide fuel at Savannah River Site.

The report, released Thursday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, was produced by the Red Team, a group of industry experts assembled by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to evaluate cost projections and alternatives to the MOX project.

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Motorcyclist killed in wreck near Grovetown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:12pm

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the victim in one reference.

 

A motorcyclist was killed about 7 p.m. Wednesday in a wreck at Kettle Creek Drive and Wrightsboro Road near Grovetown.

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