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C-SPAN to produce feature on Augusta history

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:00pm

C-SPAN will be in Augusta on Wednesday to record and feature the city’s history and literary life.

At 1 p.m., officials with the television station will be joined by Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and Historic Augusta, Inc. Executive Director Erick Montgomery at the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson.

At Wednesday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their stay. During their time in Augusta, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and education outreach.

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Gov. Deal appoints Augustan to board

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:36pm

 ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed MAU President Randall W. Hatcher, of Augusta, to the state Board of Economic Development.

The governor’s office said in a statement that Hatcher not only had expertise in the workforce industry, but also experience on multiple boards of directors, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and the World Presidents’ Organization Christian Fellowship Network. His appointment was one of 22 made this month.

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Bond granted in Augusta beating death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:23pm


An Augusta man charged with murder in the beating death of his girlfriend was granted a $50,000 bond Friday.

Senior Judge William M. Fleming Jr. set the bond in Rich­mond County Superior Court for David M. Kyler, 57.

Kyler was initially charged with aggravated assault after Richmond Coun­ty sheriff’s deputies found 58-year-old Matilda L. Jenkins unconscious in his Maxwell House apartment Feb. 7 while conducting a welfare check.

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Ga. boat titles may come with new option

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:58pm



ATLANTA -- Boat owners could have an easier time getting financing, selling and straightening out their taxes, according to the sponsor of legislation to allow them the option of a title like those for cars and homes.

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Downtown railroad work continues

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:43pm


Improvements to a downtown railroad track is expected to continue to close parts of roads through March 6.

The upgrades to a track that runs along Sixth Street were initially expected to be completed by Feb. 26, but a DOT spokesman said the upgrades are being delayed.

After finishing the area of track between Reynolds and Broad streets, crews will move to closures from Telfair to Ellis streets. The Telfair to Ellis streets construction is scheduled to begin Feb. 26 and reopen March 6.


Cigarette scorches Walton Way lawn

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:33pm


Police said a cigarette tossed from a car window resulted in a fire in front of a Walton Way home.

Police were called to 3200 Walton Way at noon after the front yard had caught fire and was spreading toward the home.

Fire officials said the lawn is scorched in multiple spots from similar incidents.

The fire department is asking motorists to avoid throwing cigarettes out of windows. The current dry conditions are making grass and brush fires even more common, officials said.


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