Winter storm scatters sleet, ice and misery around the South

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:43am
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SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap as bridges iced over and cars spun out on slickened overpasses.

Read more Associated Press Photos Russ Bynum

South Carolina customers could see refunds amid utility sale

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:39am
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SCANA Corp. is being acquired by a much larger utility based out of Virginia in a deal that would help shield South Carolina Electric and Gas ratepayers from nearly $2 billion in costs from a failed nuclear project and result in lower rates and a $1,000 refund for electric customers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Deputies investigate report of assault at Augusta residence

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 8:48am
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A man was hospitalized after a possible stabbing at an Amanda Circle residence Tuesday night.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Two arrested after vehicle chase with North Augusta, Richmond County police

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 8:44am
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A man has been arrested after a police chase through Aiken and Richmond counties late Tuesday night.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

North Augusta to give update on Riverside Village projects

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:26pm
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The city of North Augusta will post on its website today a status report on the various projects within Riverside Village.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 9:21pm
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Bond granted for Augusta woman accused of neglecting elderly man

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 6:12pm
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An Augusta woman accused of neglecting a 66-year-old man found crawling naked on the ground made her first court appearance Tuesday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta Public Transit director stepping down

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 6:06pm
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Patrick Stephens, director of Augusta Public Transit since 2015, announced he is stepping down after receiving a job offer elsewhere.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Clarke emerges as candidate for Super District 10

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 5:57pm
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Local government activist John Clarke said he’s swapping places with businessman David Dunagan to pursue the Super District 10 seat on the Augusta Commission.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Cold weather to continue through week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 5:08pm
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It’s going to stay cold for a while.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Mike Wynn

Blythe man charged in farm equipment thefts makes first court appearance

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:32pm
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A Blythe man arrested for having $56,000 in stolen construction or farming equipment from Burke County made his first court appearance Tuesday in Richmond County Magistrate Court.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Columbia County authorities investigating rape accusation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:21pm
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rape accusation involving a young woman at a Martinez residence Saturday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Appling man dies in early morning fire

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:40pm
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An Appling man was killed early Tuesday in a fire started by a hot plate to heat up his home.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Mayor calls for ouster of longtime former mayor and councilmember

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:39pm
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Grovetown Mayor Gary Jones said Tuesday he has officially called for the resignation of longtime former mayor and current city councilman Dennis Trudeau.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

South Carolina coast braces for rare snowfall

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:55pm
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The South Carolina coast is bracing for a rare snowfall.

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Gas prices expected to drop with end of holiday season

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:21pm
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There’s good and bad news about gas prices entering into the new year. Read more

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NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on ‘Today’

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:27am
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NEW YORK — NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the “Today” show’s first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.

Read more AP Media Writer Photos David Bauder

Deal to attend groundbreaking at Cyber Center

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:25am
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Augusta tomorrow to help break ground on the new addition to the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. urges energy conservation in cold snap

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:25am
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CAYCE, S.C. — A South Carolina utility is urging customers to conserve energy during a cold snap that could strain electricity systems.

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Number of homicides in Augusta increases for second straight year

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:06am
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The number of homicides in Augusta rose for the second consecutive year in 2017.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster