Defense spending changes could reach Fort Gordon

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:33pm
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Four of the military’s highest ranking officials testified before the House Armed Services Committee earlier this week, outlining equipment, personnel and financial shortfalls threatening the military readiness of the nation’s forces.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Grovetown man to face jury trial in stabbing death case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:23pm
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A Grovetown man will face a jury trial in the stabbing death of a Camak, Ga., man last year after refusing a plea deal from the district attorney’s office.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

NRC cites MOX contractor for safety-related violation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:32pm
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Documents released Wednesday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission revealed details of its latest inspection of the Mixed Oxide Fuel fabrication facility at South Carolina’s Savannah River Site, including a citation for a safety violation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Crash backs up traffic on Interstate 20 eastbound

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13pm
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A crash involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 is backing up traffic for several miles.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputy’s name added to Riverwalk memorial

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:27pm
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Sgt. Greg Meagher’s name was added Thursday to a Riverwalk monument honoring officers who have died in the line of duty.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta man sentenced to life without parole for murder

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:03pm
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An Augusta man convicted of murder in what the judge said was essentially an execution will remain in prison for the rest of his life.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta mother pleads guilty in shaken baby case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:38pm
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An Augusta woman who was pregnant and caring for two small children at the time she shook her toddler stepson hard enough to cause brain damage pleaded guilty Thursday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man wanted for a robbery and assault with tire iron in custody

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:13pm
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A man wanted for robbing and assaulting a man with a tire iron is in custody.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Bond granted to Augusta man imprisoned for 18 years before conviction reversed on appeal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:11pm
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A judge granted bond to an Augusta man who served 18 years in prison before his convictions for armed robberies and other crimes were reversed on appeal.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Recently released sex offender arrested for alleged sexual acts at local gym

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:01pm
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A sex offender recently released from prison was arrested Monday after he allegedly performed a sexual act in a Columbia County fitness center.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Evans Middle student found with pellet gun

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:25am
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An Evans Middle School student was taken to Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center after authorities found a pellet gun in his backpack.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Columbia County names interim fire chief and EMA director

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:24am
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Columbia County officials announced the county’s interim fire chief and EMA director this morning.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:08pm
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Deputy Ward, much light and love to you in this time of recovery. Of course your job is safe. Now, someone give more direct information on the Go Fund Me page for him, please. Read more

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Bloody rampage across South ends with 4 deaths in 2 states

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:05pm
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Authorities say they’ll expedite the move to Florida of a woman who faces multiple charges in the deaths of four women in a bloody rampage across three states that ended at a Georgia motel with another suspect fatally shooting himself. Read more

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Charges reduced in vehicular homicide case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:46pm
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A vehicle homicide charge against an Augusta man involved in a street race that ended with his opponent’s death was reduced Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man tells jury he killed wife in flash of anger

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:44pm
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Robert F. Ware took the witness stand Wednesday to tell the jury about the moment he ended life as he knew it by picking up a loaded gun and killing his wife. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man convicted of murder, first of three defendants to stand trial

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:30pm
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A jury deliberated about an hour Wednesday evening before convicting an Augusta man of murder in the death of a man lured to a dark parking lot to sell marijuana. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Grovetown dismisses case against Capetillo, for now

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:55pm
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One of the pending civil lawsuits against former Grovetown City Clerk Vicky Capetillo has been dismissed. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Man arrested after domestic dispute

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:56pm
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A man who barricaded himself in an Aiken County home during a domestic dispute has been arrested, police said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Plans solidify to save historic black church building

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:53pm
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More details emerged this week about a plan to save the historic Trinity CME Church by moving it and reusing it as a cultural center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord