Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 7:19pm
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Wow, so the great Borat star appears and fools Austin Rhodes and his radio station. Wonder when we can see that televised?

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Evans woman’s love of Elvis has not diminished 40 years after his death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 7:17pm
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It’s tough to buy the perfect gift for some people, but not Laura Tinney. If it’s Elvis-related, chances are good that she will love it.

Read more Correspondent Photos Charmain Brackett

Commission to consider request for permits for construction, debris landfills

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 7:05pm
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An effort to reopen a Dixon Airline Road landfill sidelined by the Augusta Commission earlier this year has resurfaced, in parts, one of which goes for approval Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Murder trial begins in Hephzibah homicide

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:38pm
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For two months, Jonathan Martin’s family worried. When Father’s Day passed and then his mother’s birthday, they became extremely worried.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:28pm
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WASHINGTON - The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the right place for the best solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a century.

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Hammond House renovation draws preservationists willing to help

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:50pm
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James O’Neal asked for help and ideas about how to restore North Augusta’s Charles Hammond House, and he’s getting plenty of both.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:46pm
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ATLANTA — The Georgia company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament on Monday asked a judge to stop a golf memorabilia company from auctioning off a Masters champion’s green jacket and other items it says were never supposed to have left the club’s grounds.

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2 days after the fighting in Charlottesville, Va., the president on Monday condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “criminals and thugs.”

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 1:02pm
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WASHINGTON - Under relentless pressure, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned “repugnant” hate groups and declared that “racism is evil” in a far more forceful statement than he’d made earlier after deadly, race-fueled weekend clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read more

Associated Press Photos Jonathan Lemire

Former Grovetown city clerk arrested in theft of thousands of dollars from Grovetown Lion’s Club

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:51pm
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Former Grovetown city clerk Vicky Capetillo was arrested and charged with theft by taking in two incidents after being accused of misappropriating thousands of dollars from a fundraiser through the Grovetown Lion’s Club, of which she served as treasurer.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Man wounded in Thomson shooting Sunday released from hospital

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:57am
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One of the two people shot Sunday in Thomson has been released from the hospital.

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Kirby: Rudest drivers are nowhere near us

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:33am
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It is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility.

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Aldi to offer grocery delivery service in 3 US cities

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:22pm
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NEW YORK — Aldi, the no-frills German grocer that’s expanding in the U.S., says it will offer grocery delivery for the first time in three American cities by the end of the month.

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Augusta area reacts to Charlottesville violence with vigils, worship

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:01pm
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Across the Augusta area Sunday, people reacted to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., by holding vigils and worshipping together, calling for an end to hatred and a commitment to spreading a message of peace and love.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Harper’s 1993 death remains a mystery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:40pm
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Jimmy Harper hadn’t been seen for more than 48 hours.

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Traffic fatalities in Aiken County show slight decrease from last year so far

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:38pm
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Despite a spate of recent traffic fatalities in Aiken County, the total number so far this year is less than that of a year ago over the first eight months.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

The Way We Were: The Great War brought Camp Hancock to Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:37pm
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A century ago, as America rushed to get into the Great War in Europe, communities across the country rushed to get in on the civic, patriotic and economic advantages in securing one of the 32 military training facilities needed for such a task. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:36pm
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The person who said that the people spoke and Hillary received 3 million more votes than Donald Trump needs a history lesson in how our democracy works. She got 3 million votes in California alone. California liberals do not decide for our great country.

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Charter school teacher brings growth to self-directed learning program

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:36pm
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Several students gathered around a rug in the corner of a Montessori classroom in Aiken last week as their teacher reintroduced herself to the class.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Aiken man, 21, dies in dirt bike wreck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 8:25pm
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A 21-year-old Aiken man was killed Sunday when he wrecked his motorcycle while showing it to a potential buyer, according to the Aiken County coroner.

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Thomas wins PGA Championship

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:04pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas emerged from the shadow of a longtime friend and won the PGA Championship to take his place among the young elite in golf.

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