Man accused of trying to use stun gun on deputy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:12pm
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A man armed with a handgun is accused of trying to turn a deputy’s stun gun on him during a struggle Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Whole Foods to close Augusta store

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:07pm
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Augusta’s Whole Foods Market is set to close in two weeks. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Deputy remembered as gentle giant who had a passion for law enforcement

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:49pm
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On Tuesday, a flag flew at half staff at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and everyone seemed a little quieter than normal. A thick black and thin blue line across their badges was a constant reminder that they were missing one of their fellow officers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

MCG lauds heroes of desegregation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:48pm
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The recognition was a long time coming - too long, in one case - but Medical College of Georgia finally celebrated the 50th anniversary of its desegregation in a ceremony Tuesday. A gift of at least $1 million from the MCG Foundation for scholarships for minority students will also honor that achievement and help students – beginning as early as the incoming class – as well as with recruiting in the future, officials said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:31pm
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For Columbia County to move forward, Ron Cross and his “old boy” Scott Johnson need to be replaced. Read more

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South Carolina roadwork bill advances

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:21pm
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COLUMBIA — A proposal that eventually would pump an additional $600 million annually into fixing South Carolina’s roads advanced Tuesday on a unanimous vote. Read more

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Suspect in 3 slayings dead after being found at motel

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:17pm
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A man suspected in the killings of two women in Florida and one in Alabama died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff Tuesday at a Georgia motel in which a female suspect was arrested, authorities said. Read more

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Fort Gordon activates 2 cyber units

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 8:05pm
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Two units at Fort Gordon unfurled their banners for the first time in what an Army officer called a rare ceremony to activate new military units. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Citizens show support for Tucker at commission meeting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:16pm
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Several supporters of Columbia County’s emergency management director Pam Tucker let their feelings be known Tuesday at a county commission meeting. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Hearing set for men accused of scamming $4M+ from government

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:13pm
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COLUMBIA — Two men accused of scamming millions of dollars from a project to turn warheads into nuclear reactor fuel are due in South Carolina federal court later this month. Read more

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SLED investigating Barnwell City Police Chief Reuben Black

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:09pm
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Barnwell Police Chief Reuben Black is under investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Read more

Barnwell People-Sentinel Photos Laura J. McKenzie

Murder trial begins for Augusta man

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:03pm
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“It’s almost Christmas,” a 9-year-old girl told the detective sent to investigate her mother’s fatal shooting. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

New probation office ordered to stop firing officers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 6:46pm
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Augusta’s new probation office was ordered Tuesday to “cease and desist” firing probation officers who haven’t obtained law enforcement certification as commissioners debate the intent of the office and lawyers iron out state requirements. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Richmond County teacher charged with sexual assault

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:26pm
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A Richmond County educator was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually assaulting a former student. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Xytex and liquid nitrogen supply shut down by Insurance Commissioner

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:00pm
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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office issued a cessation order against Xytex Cryo International and its liquid nitrogen supplier to stop operating a tank at Xytex until an investigation of a fatal leak there Sunday is complete, a spokesman said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Pettit wins North Augusta mayor’s race

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:42pm
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Bob Pettit won the race for North Augusta mayor in an election that saw huge turnout by city standards. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Funeral on Friday for deputy killed in chemical accident

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:19pm
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The funeral for Richmond County sheriff”s Sgt. Greg Meagher will be held Friday.

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ASCO expands Aiken facility, creates 86 jobs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:47pm
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Emerson Electric Co.’s ASCO operations in Aiken county will get an $8 million upgrade and up to 86 new employees from a company plan to consolidate regional production of cylinders, motion control devices and other products at the valve manufacturing facility.

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Several options available for donations on fallen deputy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 1:41pm
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Those who wish to honor fallen Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Meagher through donations have several options.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Coroner, sheriff’s office investigate death of 9-year-old in wreck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:41am
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Authorities said a mother will face charges including driving under the influence after her 9-year-old son died from a weekend car crash.

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