North Augusta Planning Commission recommends Comprehensive Plan

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:45am
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With minor modifications, North Augusta’s Planning Commission voted 6-0 Thursday night to send the Comprehensive Plan to City Council with a favorable recommendation. Read more

Staff Writer James Folker

RCSS schedules two walk-throughs for Monday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 8:15pm
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The Richmond County Board of Education building committee has a pair of walk-throughs scheduled for Monday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

First small modular reactor design in U.S. moves closer to production

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:56pm
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Designs for a first-of-its-kind nuclear power reactor that cannot melt down are one step closer to production after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission deemed the plans worthy of a full review. Read more

Staff Writer Thomas Gardiner

Nobel Prize winner discusses gene therapy at AU

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:46pm
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A natural system for silencing genes that appears to be a way the body’s genetic material defends itself from unwanted changes is helping develop resistant crops but has not yet translated into many clinical therapies, said a 2006 Nobel Prize for Medicine recipient. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Judges, commission to meet about probation program changes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:05pm
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Members of the Augusta Commission will meet with Richmond County State Court and Civil and Magistrate Court judges Friday about the commission’s plans to change the new, government-run probation program. Read more

Staff Writer Susan McCord

Richmond County School System to hold career fair Saturday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:53pm
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The Richmond County School System will host a career fair Saturday at the Augusta Marriott Convention Center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Dog rescued from burning home in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:48pm
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A fire severely damaged a home Thursday afternoon in Aiken County. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Jury acquits Augusta man of child molestation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:41pm
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After deliberating for several hours over a two-day period, a Richmond County Superior Court jury acquitted an Augusta man of child molestation charges. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Friday a makeup day for lost instructional time in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:55pm
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Aiken County public schools will hold a full day of classes tomorrow. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Murder charges reduced in 2012 River Glen apartments slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:46pm
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Murder charges were reduced against an Augusta man accused of killing a man at an apartment complex in retaliation for the slaying of his best friend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Man charged in January robbery at Save-A-Lot on Peach Orchard Road

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:04pm
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A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in January at Save-A-Lot on Peach Orchard Road. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta fire chief for nearly 23 years, Bill Maddox, dies at 89

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:52am
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A man considered a legend among Augusta firefighters, retired chief Willie Lee “Bill” Maddox, died Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Commissioner’s son linked to robbery attempt in Martinez

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:41am
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A Columbia County commissioner’s son has also been connected to a robbery attempt at a Walgreens in Martinez last week. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Police cracking down on impaired driving for St. Patrick’s Day

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:30am
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St. Patrick’s Day is no excuse to drive under the influence, officials are warning about the holiday partying that will begin Friday and likely extend through the weekend. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Georgia Senate OKs $49 billion budget, cuing up House talks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:53pm
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ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate on Wednesday backed a 2 percent raise for teachers and other state employees in the coming year, part of a $49 billion budget proposal. Read more

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Water works on a chilly green

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:51pm
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Staff Photographer Photos Michael Holahan

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:50pm
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Opponents to the president’s efforts to stem the tide of illegals here say he exaggerates about how many of those undocumented souls have criminal backgrounds, that it’s “not that many.” Read more

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Deal: Don’t punish states over Medicaid

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:26pm
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ATLANTA — Georgia’s Republican governor said Wednesday that changes to federal health care law proposed by his party in Congress shouldn’t “punish” the 19 states that refused to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read more

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Augusta personnel board backs tax assessor’s decision

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 8:29pm
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A city worker fought for her job before the city personnel board Wednesday, in what could be one of the board’s last hearings. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Falling oil prices to temporary keep gas prices from customary spike

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 7:05pm
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Experts are predicting that falling oil prices will temporarily keep the cost of gasoline from seeing its customary spike this time of year. Read more

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