VA seeking registered nurses

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:23pm
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The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is conducting a hiring event Tuesday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown campus, room 3B125. The VA is seeking registered nurses, preferably those with a bachelor of science in nursing. Read more

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Augusta man’s probation revoked in robbery cases

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:43pm
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Erick Porter spent 10 years behind bars for armed robbery. He was free less than a year before he was arrested for robbery by intimidation. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Community acitivist to host viewing of missing teen case, discuss missing persons in the area

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:37pm
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The case of a missing Augusta teen was recently featured on a popular crime show. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Pharmaceutical company seeking buyer for local plant

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:18pm
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A pharmaceutical company is seeking a buyer for its Augusta plant that employs hundreds of people. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

FBI: Man left explosive jar filled with chemicals, nails at North Carolina airport

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:16am
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RALEIGH, N.C. — A man planted a Mason jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport last week and vowed to “fight a war on U.S. soil,” according to court documents released Tuesday. Read more

Associated Press Photos Jonathan Drew

State senate cybersecurity committee meets with Augusta-area education leaders

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:45pm
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Augusta-area education leaders told a state committee that they’re up to the challenge of growing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:33pm
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I dare Trump to try to live for about two weeks with no electricity, low amounts of food and water and fuel and see where that leaves him. He wouldn’t last if he can’t get out at least one idiotic tweet. Read more

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Steven Murray speaks to AP on plea deal: ‘It’s a lot of time but I deserve it’

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:32pm
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ATLANTA — An ex-convict accused of killing a Florida priest who had tried to help him for months said he has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty and avoid the death penalty, an outcome that would likely have pleased the priest. Read more

Associated Press Photos Kate Brumback

Aiken County groups that help crime victims get $850,000 in grants

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:28pm
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Aiken County groups that help crime victims are getting about $850,000 in federal and state grants through the state Attorney General’s Office. Read more

Staff Writer James Folker

Fence materials stolen from Josey High School

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:16pm
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Chain link fence materials were stolen from Josey High School on Tuesday night. Read more

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Candidates for city councils in Harlem, Grovetown discuss issues at forums

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:16pm
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Sylvia Martin can remember when Grovetown and Harlem were “the red-headed stepchildren of Columbia County.” Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Augusta Fiberglass Coatings to expand at Barnwell County site

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:10pm
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Augusta Fiberglass Coatings Inc. announced Wednesday an expansion that will add 12,000 square feet and a dozen new workers to its 230-employee operation in Barnwell County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Regents approves new advanced degree to further studies in military intelligence, security

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:34pm
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A vote Wednesday might help Delexica Durham extend her career a little farther at Augusta University on her way to becoming an analyst for the U.S. Air Force and hopefully working at the Pentagon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Legislators: S.C. utility won’t be sold at ‘fire sale price’

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 5:45pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina legislators emphasized Wednesday only the General Assembly can sell a state-owned utility, and it makes no sense to do so at a “fire sale price” following the abandonment of a multibillion-dollar nuclear power project. Read more

Associated Press Photos Seanna Adcox

Atlanta TV anchor running to oust new Republican Rep. Handel

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 5:10pm
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ATLANTA — An Atlanta TV news anchor quit his job to run for Congress next year in hopes of ousting Republican Rep. Karen Handel, who just got there after winning the most expensive House election in U.S. history. Read more

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Belk holds grand opening at Mullins Colony new store

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:53pm
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Although Belk in Mullins Colony wasn’t scheduled to open its doors Wednesday until 9:30 a.m., Apryl Burgess arrived at nearly four hours earlier , with her tea in hand, and waited behind a barricade. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Brackett

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:16pm
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NEW YORK — Embracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Read more

Associated Press Photos DAVID CRARY

Father charged in baby daughter’s death in Georgia woods

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:20pm
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COVINGTON, Ga. - The father of a 15-day-old baby girl who was found dead in the woods behind her family’s Georgia home now faces multiple charges, including murder. Read more

Photos Associated Press

Augusta Boys and Girls Club officials create GoFundMe account to help fund repairs after burglary, vandalism

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:39am
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A local Boys and Girls Club in Augusta is reaching out to the community for help after a burglary earlier this month forced the facility to close. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking man, woman in fraud case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:31am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man and woman wanted for questioning in a financial fraud case. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster