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Chick-fil-A's Truett Cathy dies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:43am

ATLANTA  — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.

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Augusta man charged in two armed robberies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:21pm

An 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday in two south Augusta armed robberies that happened earlier this summer, Richmond County jail records show.

Antonio Quintez Wright, of Augusta, is charged with two counts of felony armed robbery and two counts of felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The first robbery happened June 28, though it wasn’t reported for more than a month.

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You remembered: The Miller Theater

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 8:53pm

Last week we asked about the Miller Theater on Broad Street. This is what you remembered:


MY EARLIEST MEMORIES of the Miller Theater occurred in the mid- to late 1940s. We lived in Swainsboro and occasionally my parents, my brother, and I would come to Augusta on Saturdays.

My parents would drop me and my brother off on Broad Street while they visited friends. They would give us each a quarter to spend and tell us the time and place they would pick us up.

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Plant Vogtle reaches largest workforce since 1980s construction

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:52pm


Plant Vogtle’s workforce has reached its largest number since construction of the commercial power plant’s first two nuclear reactors in the mid-1980s.

At the construction site for Vogtle Units 3 and 4 about 30 miles south of Augusta, the workforce has peaked at 5,000 workers – the highest number at Vogtle since an estimated 14,000 laborers built the reactors that started producing power in 1987 and 1989, according to Georgia Power spokesman Jacob Hawkins.

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