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Storm takes out power, floods streets

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:13pm

Heavy storms sweeping the Augusta area this afternoon flooded streets, knocked out power and cut off traffic signals.

According to Georgia Power, at 6:10 p.m. 3,465 customers in Augusta did not have electrical power.

There is a chance more storms and rain could follow later tonight, according to the weather service.

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Historic Augusta proposes 'Woodlawn' district

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 9:28pm


An Augusta neighborhood is poised to become the city’s latest historic district.

The proposed “Wood­lawn” district would cover an area bounded by Hick­man Road, Walton Way, Druid Park Avenue and Wrights­boro Road, according to a release from Historic Augusta, which is seeking the designation under the National Register of Historic Places.

Woodlawn would join other Augusta historic districts such as Summerville, Harrisburg-West End, Down­town, Pinched Gut, Laney-Walker North and Bethlehem.

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Turkish officials say coup plotters being arrested

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 7:56pm

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government was working to crush a coup attempt after a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left at least 17 dead and scores wounded.

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