Recently released sex offender arrested for alleged sexual acts at local gym

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:01pm
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A sex offender recently released from prison was arrested Monday after he allegedly performed a sexual act in a Columbia County fitness center.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Evans Middle student found with pellet gun

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:25am
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An Evans Middle School student was taken to Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center after authorities found a pellet gun in his backpack.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Columbia County names interim fire chief and EMA director

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:24am
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Columbia County officials announced the county’s interim fire chief and EMA director this morning.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:08pm
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Deputy Ward, much light and love to you in this time of recovery. Of course your job is safe. Now, someone give more direct information on the Go Fund Me page for him, please. Read more

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Bloody rampage across South ends with 4 deaths in 2 states

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:05pm
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Authorities say they’ll expedite the move to Florida of a woman who faces multiple charges in the deaths of four women in a bloody rampage across three states that ended at a Georgia motel with another suspect fatally shooting himself. Read more

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Charges reduced in vehicular homicide case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:46pm
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A vehicle homicide charge against an Augusta man involved in a street race that ended with his opponent’s death was reduced Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man tells jury he killed wife in flash of anger

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:44pm
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Robert F. Ware took the witness stand Wednesday to tell the jury about the moment he ended life as he knew it by picking up a loaded gun and killing his wife. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man convicted of murder, first of three defendants to stand trial

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:30pm
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A jury deliberated about an hour Wednesday evening before convicting an Augusta man of murder in the death of a man lured to a dark parking lot to sell marijuana. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Grovetown dismisses case against Capetillo, for now

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:55pm
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One of the pending civil lawsuits against former Grovetown City Clerk Vicky Capetillo has been dismissed. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Man arrested after domestic dispute

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:56pm
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A man who barricaded himself in an Aiken County home during a domestic dispute has been arrested, police said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Plans solidify to save historic black church building

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:53pm
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More details emerged this week about a plan to save the historic Trinity CME Church by moving it and reusing it as a cultural center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Arrested teacher had history of inappropriate behavior

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:10pm
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A Richmond County teacher arrested Tuesday on sexual assault charges had been formally reprimanded on two other occasions on accusations he had inappropriate contact with students. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Deputy’s family calls community support ‘overwhelming’

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:05pm
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The community’s show of support in the death of Sgt. Greg Meagher has been overwhelming and comforting, the family of the veteran Richmond County sheriff’s deputy said Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

State shuts down second liquid nitrogen tank at Xytex

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:00pm
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State inspectors shut down a second liquid nitrogen tank Wednesday after learning that Xytex Cryo International was using it apparently without the proper permits, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Judge dismisses SC claim to $100 million in MOX, defense plutonium lawsuit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:45pm
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A South Carolina claim to a $100 million penalty in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy was dismissed from federal circuit court Wednesday, leaving the state without answers after a series of missed deadlines and broken agreements at Savannah River Site’s unfinished Mixed Oxide Fuel fabrication facility.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Thomas Gardiner

Funeral procession route set for fallen deputy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:16pm
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has announced Friday’s funeral procession route for Sgt. Greg Meagher. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Man accused of trying to use stun gun on deputy

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:12pm
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A man armed with a handgun is accused of trying to turn a deputy’s stun gun on him during a struggle Tuesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

Whole Foods to close Augusta store

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:07pm
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Augusta’s Whole Foods Market is set to close in two weeks. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Deputy remembered as gentle giant who had a passion for law enforcement

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:49pm
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On Tuesday, a flag flew at half staff at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and everyone seemed a little quieter than normal. A thick black and thin blue line across their badges was a constant reminder that they were missing one of their fellow officers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Bianca Cain Johnson

MCG lauds heroes of desegregation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:48pm
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The recognition was a long time coming - too long, in one case - but Medical College of Georgia finally celebrated the 50th anniversary of its desegregation in a ceremony Tuesday. A gift of at least $1 million from the MCG Foundation for scholarships for minority students will also honor that achievement and help students – beginning as early as the incoming class – as well as with recruiting in the future, officials said. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin