Richmond County Schools presents annual report to community

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:16pm
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The Richmond County School System has seen increases in test scores, graduation rates and its College and Career Ready Performance Index over the last year, but at the school system’s annual report on Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle said there is still more work to do. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Augusta law firm merges with South Carolina practice

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:59pm
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Augusta’s Warlick, Stebbins, Murray & Chew LLP law firm has merged with South Carolina’s Turner Padget practice. Read more

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Augusta woman under indictment for exploitation of elderly arrested on new exploitation charges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:58pm
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An Augusta woman under indictment for alleging stealing from a patient at her personal care home is back in jail facing new charges of exploitation and neglect of disabled adults. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Eisenhower Army Medical Center to open Flu Clinic for service members, families, retirees

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:31pm
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The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon will open a Flu Clinic for active duty service members, their families and retirees this week. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Judge finds former VA patient’s outcry that nurse hit him admissible evidence

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:17pm
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The constitutional right to confront witnesses has few exceptions. A judge has ruled that one exception means two nurses who questioned an intubated VA hospital patient about who hit him will be able to tell a jury what they learned. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man pleads to reduced charge in friend’s fatal stabbing during street brawl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:59pm
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Demetrius Harris told the court Tuesday he didn’t remember stabbing his best friend during a street brawl, but he wanted to be held accountable for Demajhay Bell’s death. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Commission votes to slow work on whitewater project at lock and dam

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:12am
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An effort to develop a whitewater rapids park in conjunction with the removal or modification of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam was delayed by the Augusta Commission Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Festival of Praise gospel tour coming to Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:13am
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Gospel superstars Fred Hammond, Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, and Pastor Charles Jenkins are scheduled to perform in Augusta in March, according to a news release.

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Woman arrested, charged in Travis Road shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:05am
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A woman alleged to be involved in a Jan. 24 shooting on Travis Road has been arrested, according to authorities. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Garrison Commander of Hunter Army Airfield encourages attendees at Fort Gordon’s National Prayer Breakfast

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:00am
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Slide after slide, Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer displayed photos of his injuries along with pictures of his family and fellow service members and friends as he told the story of his recovery to more than 200 attendees of the National Prayer Breakfast at Fort Gordon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Alarm system test scheduled at Nutrien PCS Nitrogen

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:50am
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There will be an alarm system test at Nutrien PCS Nitrogen on Columbia Nitrogen Drive this morning, according to authorities.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking man in theft case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:09am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of taking mislaid property at the Walmart store on Steiner Way in Grovetown.

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North Augusta to seek grant to fund DUI enforcement officers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:25pm
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North Augusta City Council gave its approval Monday night for the city Department of Public Safety to seek a state grant that would pay for two officers to enforce drunken driving laws.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

KIRBY: So many words, so little time

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:15pm
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A goal without a plan is just a wish.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:14pm
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No, Republicans, I won’t be declining my tax return. When the debt hits, you’re matching me penny-for-penny, like it or not.

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Evans High teacher uses biology class to tell story of black woman whose cancer cells are used in medical research

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:01pm
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An Evans High biology teacher is making sure her students know the story behind the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks.

Read more Correspondent Photos Robert Magobet

Renaming Calhoun Expressway returns to Augusta Commission for a vote

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 6:20pm
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An effort to remove the name of John C. Calhoun from a central Augusta roadway returns to the city’s governing body Tuesday for a vote.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Augusta Public Library to offer more than 10,000 digital pages of African American funeral programs to database

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:50pm
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John D. Watkins was well known in the Augusta area as an attorney and civil rights activist before he died July 4, 2012.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Graham says Congress should look into train crashes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:36pm
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Congress should hold hearings to determine “what we can do” to improve railroad safety after the fourth major accident in the last two months, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker