Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:03pm
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades — charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Read more Associated Press Photos Jonathan Drew

Two men in custody after burglary and police chase in Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00pm
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Two Georgia men are in custody after a police chase Sunday following a burglary at a residence on Collins Road.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Michaux: New chairman has the knowledge, power to change Augusta National layout

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:04am
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For the first time since Bobby Jones built his dream golf course, a real golfer is in charge of Augusta National Golf Club.

Read more Photos Scott Michaux

Ridley begins chairmanship of Augusta National, Masters

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00am
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The newest chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament is already making changes.

Read more Sports Editor Photos John Boyette

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating Sunday shooting on Glenn Hills Drive

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:57am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting on Glenn Hills Drive that left a man injured.

Read more Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:26am
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WASHINGTON — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Read more AP Science Writer Photos Seth Borenstein

WAY WE WERE: 250 years of Richmond County teaching sits down

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:26pm
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In July 1945, Richmond County saw teacher retirements that subtracted more than 250 years of experience from its schools. It happened with the departure of only five individuals.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office provides new interactive training for deputies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:25pm
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You are dispatched to a disturbance at a local school. As you walk down a hallway, you spot two doors. You are unable to make out what’s behind the classroom door to the right, but as you approach, you can hear a male yelling.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:59pm
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Glynn Moore: My leukemia gave way to MDS, with its own treatment ahead

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:59pm
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The medical oncologist in Atlanta looked at my charts and gave me three months to live.

Read more Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

Standard IQ test no longer used by schools for cognitive abilities

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:50pm
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When President Trump jokingly — or not — challenged his secretary of state to an IQ test last week, he referenced something that has long since gone out of vogue in the U.S.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Fair serves thousands in opening weekend

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:36pm
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The screams and shrieks at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds over the weekend were a sign that the Exchange Club is living up to its first president’s goal for the fair: “Children come first.”

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Star Wars fans help promote literacy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:40pm
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In a library not so far, far away, Star Wars Reads Day captivated an audience of readers young and old through books, arts and crafts, a silent auction and more Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Celebrating culture at downtown festivals

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:26pm
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The streets of downtown Augusta were filled with the smell of baklava and fresh tortillas this weekend.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

City Ink: Week wasn’t good one for ex-mayor Copenhaver

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:07pm
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We hope the old saying bad news comes in threes won’t turn out to be true for former Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who suffered the loss of his brother and the abrupt cancellation of his talk show, There it Is, on WGAC radio last week.

Read more Columnist Photos Sylvia Cooper

Kirby: Do cars have too much of a good thing?

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:05pm
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The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. Read more

Columnist Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:02pm
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To the gun happy toters so afraid of not being able to shoot more people as fast as possible if they get bump stocks banned: Get a life, don’t take lives. Read more

Augusta church ships aid boxes for Puerto Rico relief

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 8:26pm
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When Merari Maestre visited her family home in Caguas, Puerto Rico, two and a half weeks ago, she was met with tears.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Faces of Survival: Susan Kuzia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:28pm
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Susan Kuzia’s treasured memories are contained in the numerous scrapbooks she’s made over the years. But one in particular is special even though it chronicles a darker time in her life. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett