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Fort Gordon soldier appearing on Rachael Ray veterans episode

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:08pm


A Fort Gordon soldier is appearing Tuesday on The Rachael Ray Show, a day-time cooking show.

Sgt. Syretha Crawford is one of 10 participants representing military branches during a Veterans Day Armed Forces cook-off, according to a news release. The episode was taped last week.

During the show, Crawford and other participants cook a meal in 30 minutes. Crawford’s soup-and-sandwich combo dish helped her win an Army cooking competition prior to her TV appearance.

Rachael Ray airs on WRDW-TV at 9 a.m.

Georgia Tech-Georgia game set for noon kickoff

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm


Georgia’s final two home football games of the season will have noon kickoffs.

The Nov. 22 game against Charleston Southern and the Nov. 29 contest against Georgia Tech will both be televised by the SEC Network.

Georgia Bank & Trust consolidates broker operations

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:50pm


Georgia Bank & Trust consolidated its broker operations into one office.

The Augusta-based bank moved its Financial Services and Arsenal Advisory Group from locations across the area into an office on Perimeter Parkway.

The two divisions serve the investment, advisory, insurance and financial planning needs of clients. The half-dozen employees are now in the Augusta Corporate Center, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Building 200, Suite 130, next to the DoubleTree Hotel.

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South Aiken football coach steps down

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:23pm


AIKEN — South Aiken football coach Jeremy West has resigned after five seasons.

West went 2-9 this season and was 9-46 since taking over as head coach for the 2010 season.

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Naked man tells SC cops about body

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:14pm


PIEDMONT, S.C. — Greenville County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a naked man with blood on him told them about a woman’s body.


Sheriff’s spokesman Jonathan Smith said in a statement that deputies were called to a road in Piedmont shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday where there had been reports of a naked man with a knife.


Smith said the man was acting irrationally and had sustained what appeared to be a self-inflicted chest wound. Smith said the man told them he had harmed his mother.


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Motorcycle fire being investigated as arson

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:09pm


The Augusta Fire Department is investigating a motorcycle fire Saturday.

Firefighters found the three-wheeler engulfed in flames at the rear of the old Hornsby school in the 100 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard Extension about 2:45 p.m.

Arson investigator Carlton Bradley told police the fire was being investigated as arson, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

SC asks gay marriage challenge dismissal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:06pm



CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal judge should dismiss a challenge to South Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage following last week’s federal appeals court ruling upholding such bans in other states, Attorney General Alan Wilson says in legal arguments filed Monday.


“The recent tide of same-sex marriage cases has run squarely into the extremely well- reasoned opinion” by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Wilson wrote in a motion filed in federal court in Charleston.


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Beech Island teen suspect in custody

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:50pm


A teen wanted for a September attempted burglary in Beech Island is in custody.

Aiken County police have been searching for Marquise Terrel Green, 18, since he was identified as a suspect in the Sept. 26 attempted burglary of a home on the 300 block of Church Road.

Police located Green on Sunday at a home on Dorsett-Kenzie Road after receiving a tip on his whereabouts.

Green was booked into the Aiken County detention center on a charge of housebreaking/attempting to enter.

Driver eludes deputy despite stun gun

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:38pm


Police said a man drove away from a traffic stop Sunday despite being shot with a stun gun.

According to an incident report, Deputy Matthew Sanderson stopped a silver GMC Yukon about 1:15 a.m. on Stevens Creek Road for following too closely.

The deputy said he checked the tag and found it had been reported stolen Friday and belonged on a different vehicle.

There were two men in the vehicle, Sanderson said, He asked the driver, who said he did not have his wallet or identification, to get out, but he refused.

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