Judge to decide if teen faces trial as adult

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:39pm
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A judge will soon decide if a teen accused of threatening his ankle monitor officer with a gun should be tried as an adult or returned to the juvenile court system. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:03pm
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DES MOINES, Iowa — No winning tickets were sold for the $460 million Powerball drawing. Read more

Photos Associated Press

It’s so cold in Florida, iguanas are falling from trees

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:26pm
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — It’s so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. Read more

Associated Press Photos Jennifer Kay

Augusta CVB finance executive to become interim CEO

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:40pm
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The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors on Thursday appointed the agency’s chief financial officer to temporarily head the organization next month when President Barry White leaves for a new job in Tennessee.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Wreck on Hwy 25 slows traffic, motorist advised to seek alternate routes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:38pm
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A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 25 and Hephzibah, near McBean Road is slowing traffic there.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Who’s affected by computer chip security flaw

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:26pm
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Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones.

Read more AP Technology Writer Photos Matt O’Brien

Aiken woman arrested after dead frozen puppy found at her home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:07pm
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An Aiken woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a dead frozen puppy found behind her residence.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

July 4th Riverwalk shooter’s bid to withdraw guilty plea fails

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:46pm
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The man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in the shooting at the 2016 July 4th fireworks show on Riverwalk Augusta was denied permission Thursday to withdraw his plea.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Jackson man arrested for threats against Aiken County sheriff

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:40pm
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A Jackson, S.C., man accused of making threats against Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt has been arrested. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Side hustles you can start with no money

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:56am
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Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent.

Read more NerdWallet Photos Jackie Zimmermann

Brookfield buys Toshiba nuclear unit, Westinghouse Electric

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:48am
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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Westinghouse Electric, the U.S. nuclear unit of embattled Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, has been acquired in a deal valued at about out $4.6 billion.

Read more Photos Associated Press

Trump to attend championship football game

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:13am
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ATLANTA — Atlanta police are working with the U.S. Secret Service ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the city for Monday’s college football title game, an Atlanta police official said.

Read more Associated Press Photos Jeff Martin

Dow Jones industrials climb above 25,000 for the first time

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:47am
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The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 points for the first time, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000.

Read more AP Markets Writer Photos MARLEY JAY

Man arrested, charged with theft for equipment stolen at Wade Plantation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:29am
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A man has been arrested and charged in connection with stolen equipment at a plantation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Miller Theater a vital part of downtown’s budding “entertainment district”

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:14am
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It’s show time. Three decades after being boarded up, one decade after being rescued from irreparable decay and 18 months after meticulous restoration and reconstruction, the Miller Theater is once again ready to raise its curtains to the public. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:03pm
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Since Trump was elected, we have had record job growth being set. A plus for the economy and a plus for all those needing a job. Read more

Aiken County schools to return to regular schedule Thursday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:22pm
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Aiken County schools will be back on their regular schedule Thursday, according to a district news release. Read more

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SCANA Corp. is being acquired by Virginia-based utility

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:18pm
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SCANA Corp. is being acquired by a much larger utility based out of Virginia in a deal that would help shield South Carolina Electric and Gas ratepayers from nearly $2 billion in costs from a failed nuclear project and result in lower rates and a $1,000 refund for electric customers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Augusta officials recall deputy administrator’s leadership

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:12pm
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Louis “Chester” Brazzell’s stay in Augusta was short, only about 33 months, but city officials recalled the deputy administrator as steady, meticulous and thoughtful at a celebration of his life Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord