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Afghan war veteran receives second Purple Heart

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:21pm

 

A heroic soldier with an indelible sense of humor was honored Thursday with his second Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Afghanistan.

First Lt. James P. McGrath exchanged laughs, smiles and a few tears with his father after he was pinned with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor at Fort Gordon’s Alexander Hall.

McGrath and his dad, James McGrath, know the importance of laughter in hard times.

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Aiken County suspect wanted in armed robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:15pm

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for help in identifying a man who robbed a woman at knifepoint.

On Feb. 3, a man approached the female victim as she was walking toward her vehicle at Verandas on the Green apartment complex, according to a statement from Detective Jeremy Hembree.

The man drew a knife, demanded money from the victim, and fled.

Anyone with information about the suspect can contact CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Salahuddin layup beats buzzer, lifts Paine women over Clark Atlanta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:51pm

 

The play went sort of like Paine coach Willie Adams drew up at the end of the game.

The result? Perfect.

Lasharon Salahuddin cut down the lane, took a pass from Janisha Wilkerson and banked it home for the game-winning layup at the buzzer to lift the Lady Lions to a 76-74 win over Clark Atlanta on Thursday night at the HEAL Complex.

“It was supposed to look like that,” Salahuddin said, “but I wasn’t supposed to cut in like that.”

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Georgia Power tallying costs of Plant Vogtle construction delays

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 7:36pm

ATLANTA — Georgia Power Co. said Thursday it is tallying up the costs of newly announced delays in the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle and will submit the estimate to regulators at the end of the month.

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