Georgia chamber president congratulates Augusta on its ‘untold story’ of success

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:18am
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The Georgia General Assembly has heavy lifting to do in 2018, and the important workloads can be divided into three buckets. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Air Force admits fault in reporting Texas church shooter’s past crimes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:17am
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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal history to the FBI as required by military rules.

Read more Associated Press Photos Jim Vertuno Will Weissert Paul J. Weber

Man arrested in sexual assault, carjacking case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 8:23am
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A man wanted for sexual assault, kidnapping and carjacking in North Augusta is in custody, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

North Augusta council gives second OK to budget, tax increases

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:46pm
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North Augusta City Council gave second-reading approval to its 2018 budget Monday night, voting 5-1 on consecutive measures to adopt the budget and raise the property and hospitality tax rates.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

KIRBY: How money makes the world go ‘round

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:44pm
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I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.

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Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:44pm
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If the city budget is so poor we cannot afford decent salaries for firefighters and law enforcement officers, how on Earth are we supposed to be able to pay millions into setting up an ambulance service?

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Mayor says ‘due diligence’ done in arena proposal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:02pm
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Mayor Hardie Davis only allowed Rotary Club of Augusta one question before a driver ushered him away Monday to another engagement, but it was a doozy.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Public hearing on 2018 budget set

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:53pm
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The Augusta Commission has a first public hearing on the 2018 city budget scheduled Tuesday, although details of the spending plan are not finalized.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Few local races in Tuesday’s elections

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:35pm
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Tuesday’s elections will see only a few races in the Augusta area.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reflects on recent losses

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:27pm
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A flag outside the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office remained at half-staff Monday morning as the department continued its mourning for three employees.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Lane closures this week on I-20 in Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:11pm
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces overnight lane closures on Interstate 20 in Aiken County to install traffic recorder equipment from mile-point zero to mile-point one.

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Big grant funds 20 startups at the Clubhou.se

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:00pm
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In a space built in 1802, an Augusta incubator hopes to foster 20 21st Century businesses through a nearly $500,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:27pm
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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law before the attack, which appeared to have been driven by domestic tensions, authorities said Monday.

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Prison term imposed on young man for pair of violent crimes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:19am
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A man who threatened to kill a woman while free on bond in connection with a robbery was sentenced to prison Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Wife of longtime mayor passes away

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 9:19am
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Friends and family are mourning the loss of Mary Ann Trudeau, the wife of longtime former mayor and current Grovetown council member Dennis Trudeau, after she died early Monday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office looking to identify suspect in credit card fraud

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:31am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a man in connection to credit card fraud.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Scholar draws parallels between Martin Luther’s time, today

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 10:18pm
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Many factors led Martin Luther to pen his 95 Theses in 1517, leading to the Protestant Reformation, and one scholar sees many parallels between Luther’s time and the current one.

Read more Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett