Columbia County might revise its new ordinance regulating pawn shops and other buyers of used merchandise, after a local lawyer questioned its constitutionality.
The ordinance adopted as county code in April is intended to assist tracking sales of possibly stolen goods, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.
A third grade female pupil at Hornsby Elementary School was accidentally shot Tuesday morning by another third-grader handling a gun in a classroom.
According to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael McDaniel, the shooting took place about 10:45 a.m. at the east Augusta school off Sand Bar Ferry Road.
Stocks surged Tuesday morning on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates to try to boost the world’s second-largest economy.
Traders around the world welcomed the move, which came after a dayslong global sell-off triggered by fears of a slowdown in China.
“They’re relieved by what China has done,” said Chris Gaffney, president of EverBank World Markets, and are telling themselves: “Maybe it’s time to get back in there.”
ATLANTA -- More than 1,100 Georgia pediatricians have joined a new physician-led network that aims to improve quality of care and eventually contract for payments from insurers.
The sign-ups so far represent roughly one-third of the total number of pediatricians practicing in the state.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta helped create the nonprofit entity, called the Children’s Care Network.
LYMAN, S.C. — The mayor of the town of Lyman has been suspended following his indictment on charges of wiretapping and misconduct in office.
Multiple media outlets reported that Mayor Rodney Turner was suspended after Gov. Nikki Haley issued an executive order Monday.
Turner was charged earlier this month and was indicted Friday by a Spartanburg County grand jury.
BEIJING — China's leaders are winding down a strategy of trying to push up slumping stock prices by spending billions of dollars to buy shares.
Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith said he won’t block a Tuesday committee discussion about ending the city’s emergency services contract with Gold Cross, but urged restraint.
“I’ll listen to anything,” said Smith, a member of the commission’s Public Safety committee, “but I don’t want to mess with it until we examine it some more.”
Watching Monday’s market rollercoaster on television or an Internet tracker was a scary ride.
To the financial advisers sending out e-mails to their clients, the past few days of market declines represent a chance to buy stocks on sale and see potentially better returns after a recovery.
John Rhodes of AP Wealth Management in Augusta said he told clients to expect Monday to be a bad day on the market based on the speedy declines of Thursday and Friday.
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway.
IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wilson, a British driver who lived outside Denver in Longmont, Colo., was hit in the head during Sunday’s race by piece of debris that had broken off another car. His car veered into an interior wall at the track, and he was swiftly taken by helicopter to a hospital in Allentown, Pa.
Members of the Barnard E. Bee Camp 1575 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Aiken County are waiting to hear if they will play host for a Charleston-area re-enactment canceled last week by its host property and event sponsor after the fatal shootings in June at Emanuel AME Church.
Barnard E. Bee Camp Commander Danny Francis said his group is ready to stand in as host for the event after making the offer last week.
A Burke County man who faces cruelty to animal charges in the starvation deaths of several dogs has been released on bond for the second time.
Stephen Crooms had been free on bond in the animal cruelty case until prosecutors learned Crooms was charged in McIntosh County late last month with the felony offenses of theft, making false statements and passing a bad check. An order for his arrest was filed on Aug. 6.
Judge J. David Roper released Crooms on a $10,000 bond. As a condition of bond, Crooms is restricted to remain in Georgia.
A federal lawsuit challenging the legality of a contract between a south Georgia county and a private probation company has been dismissed.
In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. found the defense attorneys for Judicial Alternatives of Georgia made convincing arguments for why the civil case should be dismissed.
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Director Bobby Cagle will host a town hall meeting at the Augusta-Richmond County Library on Tuesday to discuss his department’s “Blueprint for Change.”
The meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at 823 Telfair St., will cover the department’s new practice model and discuss how its workforce development should affect families statewide. Stephanie Blank, chairwoman of the Governor’s Child Welfare Reform Council, is also scheduled to speak.
MASHaugusta.com announced Monday that Kid Rock will headline a concert on Oct. 25 at Evans Towne Center Park.
The event marks Kid Rock’s first appearance in the Augusta area.
General Admission tickets will be available this Friday at 10 a.m. for $30 – $40 the day of show.
A VIP ticket, which includes food, drinks, preferred viewing and a dedicated entry line will be available at $1,500 for a dedicated table of eight or $175 per individual ticket by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children 5 and under receive free general admission with a ticketed adult.
Palace Malice’s next race will be the Woodward Stakes on Sept. 5.
The Grade I race for 3-year-olds and up will be held at Saratoga Race Course. The distance is 1 1/8 mile.
The colt, jointly owned by Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm, had a sharp workout on Saturday morning. According to Dogwood’s Web site, Palace Malice covered a half mile in :47.80 and galloped seven furlongs in 1:26.30 with John Velazquez in the saddle.
The plan is for Palace Malice to work again this Saturday and then head for the race on Sept. 5.
To those who knew Alan Drake, it was evident music was his life.
“He devoted his life to music,” said Quentin Kuyper, executive director of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society. “He was a stellar (musician) and will be missed in the Augusta community.”
Drake died Wednesday, four days after his 86th birthday, but before that he made his mark on music in Augusta throughout the arts community.
Slab replacement on westbound Interstate 20 from the Savannah River to the Augusta Canal will affect drivers starting today.
The construction project will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day through Thursday.
At least one lane will be closed during the project. Lane closures will begin on the South Carolina side slightly before the construction begins in Georgia, officials said.
Announcing a fundraising goal of $3.5 million, the United Way of the CSRA kicked off its annual campaign with a Western-themed luncheon Monday at the Bell Auditorium.
“Let’s make the 2015 campaign the best ever and keep the light shining bright in the CSRA,” said Mark Dufour, United Way board member and Club Car's president and chief executive officer.
The area’s top 10 football teams as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle sports department, WJBF-TV, WRDW-TV, WGAC and other area media. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.
TEAM PTS W-L PVS
1. North Augusta (1) 78 1-0 NR
2. Aquinas (4) 77 1-0 NR
3. Thomson 76 1-0 NR
4. Burke County (3) 73 1-0 NR
5. Washington County (2) 53 1-0 NR
An Evans man is facing charges after he pushed a woman’s vehicle through an intersection after she failed to move soon enough for the green light.