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Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice will return to racing in 2015

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:03am

Palace Malice will race again in 2015.

Dogwood Stable’s prized colt, who won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, has been cleared for competition after an examination found him to be fully recovered from a bone bruise.

“The X-rays and ultrasounds taken in Kentucky on Thursday morning are as good as we hoped they would be, and Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Robert Copelan pronounced him completely sound,” Cot Campbell, Dogwood president, said in a release issued Friday.

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Free church concert Sunday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:17am

St. John United Methodist Church is presenting a free concert Sunday afternoon open to the public.

The performance, featuring the Vega Quartet with pianist William Ransom, begins at 3 p.m.

The church, 736 Greene St., will provide a nursery, while an offering will take place for the Maxwell Theatre Project.

For more information, call (706) 724-9641.

 

Augusta woman accused of DUI, reckless driving on Walton Way

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:26am

An Augusta woman is facing numerous charges after flipping her car Wednesday morning on Walton Way.

Keshia Lavscaitte Hicks, 39, has been charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, DUI with a passenger under 14 years of age, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving, according to Richmond County jail records.

The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on the 3000 block of Walton Way when Hicks was headed to the Academy of Richmond County to drop off a student, according to Sgt. Danny Whitehead.

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SC man sentenced for bodies in barrels

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:12am

ANDERSON, S.C. — A second man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for helping dispose of bodies found in Lake Hartwell.

Local media outlets report that Shaine David Fischer was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of accessory after the fact to murder.

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Mystery illness hits 74 Emory students

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:01am

ATLANTA — Emory University officials say dozens of students have been stricken by gastrointestinal illnesses in recent days.

School officials said that as of Thursday night, 74 students had been treated on campus and at the Emory University Hospital emergency department.

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Savannah River Ecology Lab scientists track gray wolves at Chernobyl site

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:34pm

 

In a strange wilderness once inhabited by people, research scientists from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory are tracking gray wolves that have taken over land contaminated by the world’s most catastrophic nuclear disaster.

The 30-kilometer zone surrounding the former Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine is the only area in the world to analyze the effects of radiation exposure on free-ranging wildlife, said SREL ecologist Jim Beasley. Very little is known about radiation’s long-term effects on animals, he said.

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Doctors, Trinity named Top Performers by hospital accrediting body The Joint Commission

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:55pm

It is deja vu for Trinity Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Augusta.

For the third year in a row, Trinity was a named Top Performer by the hospital accrediting body The Joint Commission, while Doctors’ earned the honor for the fourth consecutive year, something only 147 hospitals have done.

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