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Stormy weather expected Friday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:23am

 

ATLANTA — Thunderstorms are expected to roll across north and central Georgia, bringing the chance for severe weather as a storm system moves into the state.

 

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the best chance of severe storms on Friday will be north of a line from Columbus to Athens. They say the main threat will be strong winds, with around one-quarter to one-half inch of rain also expected.

 

In metro Atlanta, showers and thunderstorms will be likely mainly after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Newberry warned of Tenn. murder suspects

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:18am

 

NEWBERRY, S.C. — State and local law enforcement officers are searching some woods in Newberry County for four suspects wanted in Tennessee.

 

Sheriff Lee Foster said this morning that three males and one female are wanted in Tennessee on murder charges. Foster did not have details on the crime in Tennessee.

 

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Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Ft. Hood

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:41am

FORT   HOOD , Texas  — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort   Hood   military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.

The shooter apparently walked into a building and began firing a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. He then got into a vehicle and continued firing before entering another building.

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Who was Fort Hood gunman?

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:31am

FORT   HOOD , Texas  — Officials at Fort   Hood   have released few details about the gunman who killed three people before taking his own life in a shooting Wednesday at the sprawling Army base. Here's what we know about the gunman.

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Council to revisit November selection of area EMS 'zone provider'

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:26pm

A two-year conflict over who runs Augusta emergency medical services calls enters a new phase Thursday.

At a called meeting, the zoning committee of the East Central Georgia EMS Council is expected to reconsider the council’s Nov. 15 recommendation by a 10-8 vote to designate the Augusta government as “zone provider” in the EMS zone that spans Augusta-Richmond County.

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Fire damages part of Aiken County home

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:21pm

 

Fire crews responded to a structure fire in Aiken County on Wednesday afternoon.

The house fire, which damaged the roof, was at 136 Beaverdam Road, according to Aiken County dispatch.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

More information is forthcoming.

Despite recalls, some young Chevy customers remain faithful

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:18pm

 

Despite first-hand knowledge of the problems linked to the recalled Chevrolet Cobalt, some college-age owners of the car said they stand by the company, amid reports that 13 deaths and 2.6 million vehicles have been linked to faulty ignition switches.

“This is something that could have happened to any manufacturer,” said Georgia Regents University senior Heather Doolittle, the owner of a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. “It’s an unfortunate fact of life. Mechanical problems happen. I do not fault the company.”

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Authorities searching for trio of suspects after thieves steal televisions, sneakers in home invasion

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:21pm

 

Authorities are searching for three suspects following a home invasion Wednesday afternoon in Augusta.

Around 12:45 p.m., deputies responded to reports of an armed robbery at 1628 Wylds Road, according to a Richmond County incident report.

The victim, 55-year-old Evelyn Martin, told police a man entered the home through the front door, pointed a gun at her and asked if anyone else was inside, the report stated.

The suspect and Martin walked through the residence before the suspect told Martin to “get down on the floor and not look up,” the report said.

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Teen sentenced to 10 years for robberies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:32pm

A young Augusta man who took part in a 2012 robbery spree pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Rick Calloway, 19, is lucky to be alive and one day will be able to return to the community, Judge Sheryl B. Jolly told him during the sentencing hearing in Richmond County Superior Court. His cohorts weren’t so lucky.

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Report: Shooter among 4 dead at Fort Hood

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:31pm

FORT HOOD, Texas — Two U.S. law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press that four people have been killed in a shooting at Fort Hood.

The officials said the four dead in Wednesday's shooting include the shooter.

One of the officials, citing official internal Justice Department updates, says 14 others were hurt.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information by name.

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Georgia voter registration now online, by smartphone

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:31pm

The first Georgian to register to vote online, or by smartphone, Westside High School valedictorian Eniolufe Asebiomo signed up in Augusta before an audience of hundreds of elections officials from across the state.

Asebiomo called the new technology, unveiled Monday by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “a really a good step, that innovates technology into the civic process” at the conference of elections officials, held this week at Augusta Convention Center.

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Todd Goff sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:48pm

Todd Goff grabbed his girlfriend’s neck and squeezed. Even after Tiffany Salter’s body went limp he squeezed.

For that, he is guilty of murder, a Richmond County Superior Court jury determined Wednesday. And for that Goff will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, Judge Michael N. Annis decided Wednesday.

On July 7, 2012, Goff, 25, committed his final act of violence on Salter.

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3 arrested in narcotics bust

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:41pm

A six-month narcotics investigation ended with three arrests and police confiscating drugs, guns, vehicles and cash from three Richmond County residences.

The sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating Jerry Ulysses Cullars, 34, of the 1300 block of Emmett Street, and a local drug distribution organization.

On Friday, police searched Cullars’ residence and homes on Steiner Avenue and Swanee Quintet Boulevard.

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Fired school data clerk files federal discrimination complaint

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:38pm

A longtime Richmond County data clerk is accusing the school system of discrimination after she was fired last year while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Jacquelyn McFeely, 50, filed a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on March 14, alleging the school system retaliated against her based on age and disability when she was terminated in November.

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Expect to see a lot of smoke today

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:11pm

There will be a lot of burning going on today in the Augusta area.

The Georgia Forestry Service issued 130 open burning permits in Columbia County and 70 in Richmond County for use today, said Pam Tucker, director of the Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division. Fort Gordon is also conducting a prescribed burn of 100 acres.

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Smoke, pollen hamper outdoor breathing

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00pm

An extremely high pollen count and outdoor burning could explain why it was hard to breathe Wednesday.

The birch and oak pollen count was 10.5 and will be even higher at 10.8 on Thursday, according to Pam Tucker, director of the Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division.

Lots of burning in the area could be further complicating issues. The Georgia Forestry Service issued 130 open burning permits in Columbia County and 70 in Richmond County for use Wednesday. Fort Gordon was also conducting a prescribed burn of 100 acres.

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Todd Goff found guilty of murder

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:53pm

Todd Goff grabbed his girlfriend’s neck and squeezed. Even after Tiffany Salter’s body went limp he squeezed.

For that, he is guilty of murder, a Richmond County Superior Court jury determined Wednesday. And for that Goff will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, Judge Michael N. Annis decided Wednesday.

On July 7, 2012, Goff, 25, committed his final act of violence on Salter.

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Ticket sellers warned to stay outside limit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:49pm

 

If you plan on scalping tickets for the Masters Tournament, you’d better know your boundaries.

Police said anyone caught buying, selling or handing off tickets within a 2,700 foot boundary around the Augusta National could face misdemeanor charges or get a ride in a police car.

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Mike Padgett Highway to be closed for building demolition

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:50pm

Mike Padgett Highway near Procter & Gamble will be closed to traffic Saturday morning while crews demolish part of the building.

Areas of the highway between Marvin Griffin Road and Phinizy Road will be closed 7-11 a.m.

Police said the area will be closed because of the loud noise and possible dust cloud that may follow the demolition. Crews will be tearing down a taller building on the right side of the facility facing Mike Padgett Highway as part of ongoing renovations.

 

Chick-fil-A top chicken chain

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:38pm

 

NEW YORK — Chick-fil-A widened its lead over rival KFC as the No. 1 chicken chain in the U.S. last year.

 

Preliminary data from food industry researcher Technomic shows that Atlanta-based Chick-Fil-A held the lead because its locations are much busier, even though there are far fewer of them.

 

Chick-fil-A first surpassed KFC as the top chicken chain in 2012. KFC is still much bigger globally.

 

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