Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 6:58pm
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The anguish and dismay of our recent presidential election, has finally dissipated to a point where I can finally voice my disgust. I did not like Hillary, but I abhor the president elect. Hillary had skeletons in the closet, true enough, however, the president-elect has live people in the closet. This election shocked and stunned Dems and Republicans alike. No one is sure what to make of this travesty. I take solace in knowing that this is a one time aberration. Read more

Augusta ambulance provider says rates, fees going up without contract in place

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 6:45pm
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The chief financial officer for Augusta’s ambulance provider said the firm is studying doubling its rates and has already begun charging the patient a $250 fee when an EMS call doesn’t result in the person being transported to the hospital.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

AU Medical Center is once again penalized by Medicare

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 6:45pm
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AU Medical Center is once again being penalized by Medicare for having one of the worst rates for hospital-acquired illnesses.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Kirby: That jingle makes me tingle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 6:13pm
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Thrift is essential to well-ordered living.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Holiday weekend fireworks injure 23

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 5:57pm
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Despite a wet New Year’s weekend in the Augusta area, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center still treated 23 patients with fireworks-related injuries. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Year ends with most homicides in Richmond County since 2012

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:56pm
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Richmond County ended 2016 with 24 homicides – its most since 2012. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

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