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Washington County-Evans unique matchup is Game of the Week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:33pm


An upstart Evans team faces another difficult task as a unique opponent will visit Friday night.

The Knights will play host to Washington County at 7:30 p.m. in The Augusta Chronicle’s Game of the Week.

The two teams haven’t faced each other since 1975 when Evans shut out the Golden Hawks 19-0 at home. The all-time series has spanned just four meetings between 1968-75 and is split at 2-2.

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Police looking for couple in birth control theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 12:35pm


Police are seeking a couple who stole birth control pills from the Grovetown Wal-Mart.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the couple picked up morning-after contraception at the store Aug. 31 and then went to the hardware section where they picked up a box cutter. The man took both items into the restroom.

Afterward, a clerk found the empty contraception package in the restroom. The item was valued at $34.78.


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Arrest in Evans slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 9:06am


An Evans man is facing a murder charge after police discovered a man with stab wounds on the side of Washington Road late Sunday.

Deputies were called to Washington Road at Steeplechase Lane about 11:40 p.m. for what appeared to be a crash involving a pedestrian. They found Lavon Crawford, 60, of Evans, who had several stab wounds to the neck.

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Home intruder shot and killed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 7:39am

An Augusta man was fatally shot early Monday by the resident of an Wrightsboro Road home while attempting to break into the residence, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The man killed was identified by authorities as Anthony James Lawson, 40, of 3411 Charing Cross Ct., of Augusta. He was shot at a residence in the 2400 block of Wrightsboro Road and pronounced dead at 3:38 a.m, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.

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Small plane lands on I-20

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 7:13am


COVINGTON, Ga. — A small airplane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate 20 in Newton County after running out of gas.


The Georgia Department of Transportation tells local media that the landing occurred around midnight Sunday near Mile Marker 95 between Covington and Social Circle.


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