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Augusta man charged in two armed robberies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:21pm

An 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday in two south Augusta armed robberies that happened earlier this summer, Richmond County jail records show.

Antonio Quintez Wright, of Augusta, is charged with two counts of felony armed robbery and two counts of felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The first robbery happened June 28, though it wasn’t reported for more than a month.

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You remembered: The Miller Theater

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 8:53pm

Last week we asked about the Miller Theater on Broad Street. This is what you remembered:


MY EARLIEST MEMORIES of the Miller Theater occurred in the mid- to late 1940s. We lived in Swainsboro and occasionally my parents, my brother, and I would come to Augusta on Saturdays.

My parents would drop me and my brother off on Broad Street while they visited friends. They would give us each a quarter to spend and tell us the time and place they would pick us up.

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Plant Vogtle reaches largest workforce since 1980s construction

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:52pm


Plant Vogtle’s workforce has reached its largest number since construction of the commercial power plant’s first two nuclear reactors in the mid-1980s.

At the construction site for Vogtle Units 3 and 4 about 30 miles south of Augusta, the workforce has peaked at 5,000 workers – the highest number at Vogtle since an estimated 14,000 laborers built the reactors that started producing power in 1987 and 1989, according to Georgia Power spokesman Jacob Hawkins.

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First responders honored at special church service

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:17pm

The Rev. Tad Marshall wasn’t going to let a single first responder leave Lake­side Baptist Church on Sunday without first hearing the words, “Thank you.”

With more than 30 agencies represented, from fire departments to emergency medical services to law enforcement, he had his work cut out for him. But after the Beech Island church’s 911 Honor Service, he said, he hoped those responders would leave with fuller hearts and stomachs.

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Horschel holds on for title at BMW Championship

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:40pm


CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — The bad swing last week is a distant memory. The blown lead Sunday wasn’t enough to derail Billy Horschel, either.

Horschel let a three-shot lead drop to nothing in the final round of the BMW Champ­ionship before rebounding for a two-stroke win over current Masters Tour­na­ment champion Bub­ba Watson. Horschel shot a 1-under-par 69 and finished at 14-under 266 to put himself in prime position for the FedEx Cup title and its $10 million bonus at the Tour Championship next week.

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Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:39pm


NEW YORK — A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her standards.

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