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Lake Lanier boat crash kills 1, injures 1

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:19am

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say one person has been killed and another injured in a boat crash on Lake Lanier.

The Times of Gainesville reports the wreck happened Sunday night in the Chestatee Bay area of the lake off Georgia 369.

Chad Black, deputy chief of Hall County Fire Services, says the person who survived was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities say the crash was reported to emergency workers around 9:40 p.m. Sunday.

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Savannah pedestrian killed by car

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:17am

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Police in Savannah are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a car.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say 59-year-old Cynthia Denise Bridges was hit by the car on Abercorn Street late Saturday night. She was later pronounced dead at Memorial University Medical Center.

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Dock crash kills SC man

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:15am

INMAN, S.C. — A Spartanburg man has died after the personal watercraft he was operating crashed into a dock on Lake Bowen.

The Spartanburg County coroner’s office said 43-year-old James Prescott Hartell died at the scene around 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Department of Natural Resources and the coroner’s office are investigating the crash near Interstate 26.

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Schaeffner, Coastal Carolina win Jaguar Intercollegiate

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:47pm


Lena Schaeffner used a “wake-up call” early in the final round to bounce back in a big way.

The Coastal Carolina junior posted four birdies on the final seven holes for 3-under-par 68 on Sunday to win the 3M Jaguar Intercollegiate by one shot at Forest Hills Golf Club.

With Schaeffner and Malene Krolboll Hansen finishing first and second, the Chanticleers claimed the team title by six shots over Kennesaw State and Furman. Coastal Carolina, the 36-hole leader, closed with 4-over-par 288 to finish with an 867 total.

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Runners complete journey to raise money, awareness for Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion, Fisher House

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:55pm

Four days of discomfort is well worth the effort when it comes to raising money for the Fort Gordon Warrior Tran­sition Battalion and the post’s Fisher House, Ray Miller said.

Without the money, wounded soldiers might endure a lifetime of pain.

On Sunday, Miller and a team of six other runners from Jenkins and Screven counties completed a 270-mile relay-style run from Fort Benning near Columbus, Ga., to Fort Gordon. The run, held for a third year, raised money to help both organizations continue their missions.

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Augusta VA program helps reduce travel reimbursements

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:56pm

When Andrew Mumford moved back to Grovetown from California last year, he had trouble keeping doctors’ appointments, attending mental-health sessions and filling prescriptions at Augusta’s Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He and his wife had no car and their daughter moved to the Washington area after their son-in-law, who is in the Navy, was reassigned.

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Georgia lands NCAA tournament spot, will play Michigan State in Charlotte

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:46pm

A year ago Mark Fox couldn’t have envisioned exactly what his Georgia men’s basketball team would have to go through to get there, but he saw a seasoned roster that had the makeup to reach the NCAA tournament.

That became reality on Sunday night when the Bulldogs earned an at-large bid as a No. 10 seed.

Georgia will play No. 7 seed Michigan State Friday in Charlotte as part of the East Region.

The winner will get a Sunday matchup against No. 2 Virginia or No. 15 Belmont.

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