Man dies after crashing motorcycle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 5:27pm
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An Augusta man driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed and not wearing a helmet died Saturday after slamming into a utility pole in the 2700 block of Vernon Drive, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

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Local delegation promotes repairing Lock and Dam, legislators pledge support

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 2:12pm
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Augusta and North Augusta spoke with one voice in Washington, D.C., last week about fixing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:43pm
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Sure, there are some folks who enjoy the constant political arguing, but more of us in both parties are tired of it. I would love it if this column would feature more Rants &Raves about anything except the government.

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Deafness helps shape MCG student in her career as physician scientist

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:02pm
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As she slices through the water at Augusta Aquatic Center, Kristin Ates can’t hear a sound. The same drive and endurance that fueled her as a top deaf swimmer is now pushing her on to a career as a physician scientist through her studies at Augusta University and elsewhere.

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No agreement on handling equipment scandal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 8:51pm
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No arrests have been made, but a recent Augusta equipment scandal is keeping county officials busy trying to prevent a recurrence.

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Kirby: It’s official, our driving is really bad

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 8:51pm
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An aggressive driver is one who tries to get back at you after you cut him off.

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City Ink: Time for city officials to sign a few pledges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:32pm
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Augusta Commission member Sean Frantom’s proposal to require all city employees to sign a statement saying they won’t destroy, steal or remove city property after landfill employees got caught working on private property with city equipment is downright silly. Theft of services and equipment is already prohibited in city policy and by law, and everybody with a lick of sense knows it, even the officials who acted like they didn’t.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:22pm
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Family coping as daughter suffers from rare genetic disorder

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 8:37pm
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BEECH ISLAND — The brand-new bright pink wheelchair sits in a corner in the darkened living room while 5-year-old Kylee O’Shields sits in the old one in the living room. There is an improvised foam padding to cover the metal where the headrest fell off and “she loses a piece of her wheelchair wherever she goes,” said her father, Rick.

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Proposed Augusta equipment misuse policy hits roadblocks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:06pm
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One effort to clamp down on misuse of Augusta property by making employees sign a statement is encountering resistance from commission members who say the statement is insulting to staff and not needed. Read more

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Hephzibah Fire Department receives donation from Firehouse Subs foundation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:28pm
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The Hephzibah Fire Department is getting a financial boost with the donation of fire equipment Friday.

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AP sources: US, Russia reach deal on Syria cease-fire

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:58pm
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HAMBURG, Germany — The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Body found in vehicle near Family Dollar on Deans Bridge Road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:15pm
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Authorities have released the name of a man found dead Friday in a vehicle near a Family Dollar on Deans Bridge Road.

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Trump meets Putin: Talk of positive results, not of election

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:04pm

HAMBURG, Germany — At long last face to face, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced confidence Friday that their historic first meeting would pave the way for a positive trajectory for their two countries. If thornier issues like election meddling came up, they discussed them only in private.

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