Florida mayor: 5 dead from nursing home that lost power

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:11am
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LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): Read more

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Power outages still reported for Augusta area

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:21am
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Milton Fennell was among the lucky ones whose power was restored Wednesday after Monday’s storm brought heavy rain and gusts of winds up to 58 mph to the Augusta area. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Man hospitalized after stabbing on East Telfair Street

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:20am
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A man has been hospitalized after being stabbed in the 200 block of East Telfair Street on Tuesday night. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Gas prices continue to increase but may be leveling off

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:51pm
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Gas prices in Georgia saw some of the biggest increases nationally over the past week due to recent storms, according to gas tracking agencies. Read more

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:08pm
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Deniers of 2016 voter fraud, please explain how (a Republican elections official claimed that) Chicago had only 1,101,178 registered voters, but have 1,115,664 people cast ballots in 2016? My old school math  say  14,486 votes were illegally cast. Read more

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Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:01pm
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​SAVANNAH, Ga. — New drywall, new insulation, repaired door frames and fresh paint – Joey Spalding was still finishing repairs at his home on Tybee Island nearly a year after it got flooded by Hurricane Matthew. Read more

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Columbia County shelters closing

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:14pm
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Columbia County will close the second of its two shelters to house Hurricane Irma evacuees Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

“Veterans Expressway” effort gains little ground

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:11pm
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An effort to rename the John C. Calhoun Expressway faltered Tuesday with commissioners determining they were stopped by state law from doing so. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Red Cross partners with Goodwill Industries in hurricane relief efforts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:32pm
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Goodwill Industries is collaborating with the Red Cross in Macon and Augusta to assist with the efforts concerning hurricane evacuees in the Central Savannah and Middle Georgia areas. Read more

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Cleanup efforts continue in wake of Irma

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:58pm
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It appears the Augusta area weathered Tropical Storm Irma without major, widespread damage, though spokespersons in Richmond and Columbia counties said assessments are still ongoing. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

CSRA College Night to be held Thursday evening

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:43pm
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The CSRA College Night will take place Thursday at the James Brown Arena. Read more

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Storm damages power lines, downs trees, leaves thousands without power

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:53pm
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Thousands remained without power Tuesday morning from damages sustained from Hurricane Irma. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Prestige Appliance files for bankruptcy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:04pm
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A South Carolina appliance retailer that expanded into the Augusta market last year has closed its stores after filing for bankruptcy.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Man in wreck is Irma’s second South Carolina death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:25pm
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COLUMBIA — The Latest on Irma’s effects in South Carolina (all times local):

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UPDATE: All Columbia County schools to reopen Wednesday; McDuffie, Jefferson schools to remain closed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:24pm
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Schools in the Columbia County School District will reopen Wednesday beginning at their usual times. Power has been restored at North Columbia Elementary School and that school will open again on Wednesday. Read more

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Two suspects sought in Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:19am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s office is seeking two suspects who attempted to purchase items from Circle K at Woodbridge in Evans using multiple credit cards which were declined. Read more

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Georgia governor urges evacuees to stay in place, but those in Augusta begin leaving

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:00am
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Irma was a “different kind of natural disaster” for the state but despite his warning that evacuees should probably stay put, most of them housed in Augusta left to return home Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Augusta human resources director resigns

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:41am
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Michael Loeser, Augusta’s human resources director for less than two years, announced he is retiring. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord