Columbia County names Wallen new fire chief

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:02pm
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Columbia County commissioners named Jeremy Wallen as new fire chief Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Augusta vets lobby Congress, discover funding came from Saudi government

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:49pm
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Several Augusta area military veterans traveled in three groups to Washington, D.C., between December and March, lobbying Congress to amend the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, but have since discovered their efforts were funded by another nation. Read more

Staff Writer Thomas Gardiner

Man convicted of murder in Swainsboro cold case homicide

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 5:51pm
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Phillip Scott Kirbywas convicted of killing Emily Pestana-Mason on Wednesday, just shy of the 15th anniversary of her brutal murder. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

O’Reilly out at Fox News

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:46pm
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NEW YORK — Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. Read more

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Man accused in interstate collapse fire released on bond

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:15pm
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ATLANTA — The man accused of starting a fire that caused a section of interstate in Atlanta to collapse has been released from jail after posting bond.

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Aiken resident receives honor from Boy Scouts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:50pm
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An Aiken teenager has received the 2017 American Legion Department of South Carolina Outstanding Boy Scout Award. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Charges reduced against Augusta man in elderly exploitation case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:24pm
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An Augusta man accused of exploitation of an elderly person by using money set aside for his mother’s care pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man wanted for stealing television

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:12am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in identifying a thief.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Georgia House race down to Ossoff, Handel

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:10am
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DUNWOODY, Ga. — A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Read more Associated Press Photos Bill Barrow

GameStop employee reports armed robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:42am
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An armed robbery was reported at an Augusta Gamestop on Tuesday. Read more

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Speaker: Senate inaction costing S. Carolina more than $1B

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:41am
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COLUMBIA — House Speaker Jay Lucas said Tuesday that the Senate’s inability to pass a long-term road-funding plan has already put South Carolinians “on the hook” for an additional $1 billion, and the tab continues to climb. Read more

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Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:59pm
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The article on Marion Williams’ desire to have an ordinance to have men pull their pants up to cover their underwear just flopped when he mentioned how much revenue Albany has raked in. Read more

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Satellite state office on hold for further information

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:12pm
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A request by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office to open up shop in Augusta Municipal Building was delayed Tuesday until a representative can present more information. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rosary balloon release to benefit Relay for Life

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:44pm
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A rosary balloon release and prayer service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday to honor or remember loved ones touched by cancer. The service will take place at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown. Read more

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Keselowski spends time at Augusta Fisher House

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:36pm
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Georgia has been good to Brad Keselowski this year, so on Tuesday the NASCAR driver gave back. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Board of Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition for most undergraduate students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:36pm
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The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition 2 percent for next school year for most undergraduate students. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Fairfield Inn planned for Washington Road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:54pm
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A Middle Georgia-based hospitality company will soon begin work on its third Marriott-branded hotel in the metro Augusta market, a 100-room Fairfield Inn & Suites near the corner of Washington Road and Interstate 20. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Westminster picks Case as head of school

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:38pm
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The Westminster Schools of Augusta announced Tuesday that Brian Case will be the next head of school. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

RCSO to offer “Shred Day” on Friday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:07pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual “Shred Day” at the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Administration building at 401 Walton Way. Read more

Staff Writer Doug Stutsman

Sheriff’s office to offer prescription drug “take-back day”

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 3:46pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a prescription drug “take-back day” on April 29 at CVS pharmacies in Augusta. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman