Columbia County sample ballot

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 9:48pm


Donald Trump–President; Michael R. Pence–Vice President (R)

Hillary Clinton–President; Tim Kaine–Vice President (D)

Gary Johnson–President; Bill Weld–Vice President (L)



*Johnny Isakson (R)

Jim Barksdale (D)

Allen Buckley (L)



*Tim Echols (R)

Eric Hoskins (L)


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Boy's hit-and-run death in 2010 still unsolved

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 8:29pm

There is no memorial or reminder of the tragedy that occurred at the corner of James Drive and Travis Road six years ago today when a 9-year-old was killed by a hit-and-run driver, but the unsolved case still lingers in the minds of the officers who responded.

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Georgia Tech rolls to 35-24 win over Georgia Southern

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:33pm

ATLANTA — Beating state rival Georgia Southern won't make Georgia Tech's season.

Even so, it provided much-needed relief.

Justin Thomas was the difference in the matchup of spread-option offenses, running for two touchdowns and passing for another, and Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern 35-24 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak.

"It's definitely better than being on the other side," said Yellow Jackets senior center Freddie Burden.

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Georgia humbled in homecoming loss

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:28pm

Move over Tennessee Hail Mary, Georgia on Saturday walked into a homecoming humbling by Vanderbilt.

The Bulldogs are certainly making it hard on the home fans.

In the first game between the hedges since a last gasp defeat to a top 15 Volunteers team two weeks earlier, the Bulldogs went tumbling down again to 14-point underdog Vanderbilt 17-16 in Sanford Stadium.

Georgia lost at home to the Commodores for the first time since 2006 and for just the third time overall in the last 22 games against them.

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No. 3 Clemson survives NC State, 24-17

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:24pm

CLEMSON, S.C. — Dabo Swinney rolled forward out of his crouch, exhaled deeply and slapped the ground. The Clemson coach knew how fortunate the third-ranked Tigers were to escape with their latest victory.

"There's something to be said for finding a way to win," Swinney said. "And there's something to be said for knowing how to win."

A little luck doesn't hurt either.

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed all of it to squeak past North Carolina State 24-17 in overtime Saturday.

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Thomson slowly rolls over Baldwin

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:54pm

THOMSON — It took a little longer than usual to get rolling, but Thomson’s offensive avalanche eventually buried visiting Baldwin 45-0 on Friday night at The Brickyard.

After scoring 73 and 70 points in its previous two games, the No. 2 Bulldogs endured a scoreless first quarter and led only 3-0 late in the first half against a Braves team that was determined to eat up clock and contain Thomson’s weapons as much as possible.

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AU surpasses fundraising goal

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 8:26pm


Augusta University announced Friday it surpassed its $1 million fundraising goal for the second consecutive year.


The 2016 IGIVE campaign raised $1,033,490, university officials told those gathered at the Augusta U Brew-N-Que on campus. IGIVE is an annual campaign for giving to Augusta University and its health system.

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Woman sought in August threat

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 6:23pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding Brandi Ann Reece, 1300 block of Maddox Road.

According to a bulletin, she has an active warrant for terroristic threats and acts in an incident that took place Aug. 9 in the 3500 block of Kindling Drive. She is described as 5-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 102 pounds.

Anyone with information should call Investigator Scot Herring (706) 821-1022 or the Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.



Augusta man sentenced to prison for child molestation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 5:33pm

An Augusta man whose father served time in prison for child molestation was sentenced to prison Friday for aggravated child molestation.

Carl I. Double, 26, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court, admitting on Oct. 21, 2015, he molested a 10-year-old girl.

Judge Daniel J. Craig sentenced Double to 35 years in prison. Once released, he will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

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Authorities believe Langley couple's death homicide/suicide

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 5:30pm

Aiken County officials believe that a Langley-area man took a woman’s life at least a week before dying from an apparent overdose.

While conducting a wellness check about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aiken County deputies entered a home at 38 Jackson St. and discovered two bodies.

Coroner Tim Carlton on Friday identified the two as Sheryl B. Stone, 47, and William Howard Boyd, 66, who lived together at the residence.

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