School board, Augusta Commission approve “rollback” tax rates

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:13pm
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In a called meeting by the Richmond County Board of Education on Wednesday, all members present voted in favor of the 19.736 rollback millage rate for 2018. The rate is 00.018 mills less than 2017. Read more

Staff Writers Susan McCord Amanda King

Fort Gordon to announce partnership launch for cyber district Thursday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:12pm
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The Fort Gordon Cyber District is finally official. The Alliance for Fort Gordon is announcing today the launch of a partnership among military, business and civic leaders to position the Augusta area to best distribute economic benefits expected with the area’s growing boom in cybersecurity jobs and businesses. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss

Father of teen accused in deputy’s killing denied bond

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:18pm
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The father of a teen accused of murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy was denied bond Wednesday on charges of tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Two suffer injuries after vehicle goes into garage

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:43pm
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Two pedestrians suffered injuries after a vehicle crashed into a Hephzibah home Wednesday afternoon. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Completing Plant Vogtle reactors will cost more and take longer than originally estimated, Southern Co. states in project update

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:00pm
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Ahead of a crucial report later this month on what it would cost to finish two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, officials with Georgia Power’s parent company gave preliminary numbers that show it could take a couple of more years and could cost up to $1.7 billion more to complete the project. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Bond revoked for homicide suspect for repeatedly violating curfew

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:51pm
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Freedom on bond proved to be brief for an Augusta man facing charges that include murder. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Corley to plead guilty to lesser charge

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:16pm
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Former S.C. state representative Chris Corley will plead guilty to first-degree domestic violence, a felony that could put him in jail for up to 10 years, as part of a plea deal, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

3 missing after explosion, collapse at Minneapolis school

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:08pm
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MINNEAPOLIS — Three people are unaccounted for after an explosion and partial building collapse Wednesday at a Minneapolis school, fire officials said.

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Report: Augusta pets getting registered; intake and euthanasia remain high

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:03pm
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Augusta Animal Services is having success with a new pet registration system, and the city goat herd is thriving. But unwanted dogs and cats continue to be euthanized more than half the time at the Mack Lane shelter. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Third suspect wanted for murder in custody after standoff in Beech Island

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:40am
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A third suspect alleged to be involved in a murder on Huber Clay Road was taken into custody after a standoff in Beech Island Wednesday morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster