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Six arrested in Wrightsboro Road armed robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:57pm
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Six people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery Wednesday morning outside a Wrightsboro Road grocery store. Read more

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Columbia County lowering millage rate slightly

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:32pm
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Columbia County officials plan to roll back tax rates to a countywide 6.189 mills, but will still raise an extra $1.3 million from taxes on new development and reassessments in the rapidly growing county. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

MCG makes portable ultrasound training part of medical education

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:13pm
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Medical College of Georgia student Kristine Martin squirted gel onto Judy Waldrop’s bare midsection and then positioned the transducer of the portable ultrasound on her skin. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Extension granted in local food stamp program

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:00pm
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The renewal periods for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Richmond County are being extended due to last month’s fire that caused extensive damage to the city’s Department of Family and Children Services office downtown.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Rants and raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:49pm
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Thank goodness for some of our senators, refusing pass the proposed health care bill. It was too similar to the expensive failing Obamacare, with nothing being done to contain the escalating cost. If you can’t afford it, what good is it? Read more

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South Carolina schools to begin evaluating kindergartners

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 1:10pm
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With the school year rapidly approaching, kindergartners in Aiken County and statewide will undergo a newly adopted assessment on their readiness in categories such as math and motor development. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Comedian Kevin Hart returning to Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:18pm
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It appears comedian Kevin Hart likes Augusta.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Suspect on the run after robbing a Subway

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:01am
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Columbia County authorities are looking for an armed robber of a Subway on Columbia Road this morning. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Authorities introduce one week initiative to reduce traffic fatalities in region

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:41am
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For those local motorists who may have noticed, there are more state highway patrol cars along major highways and roads this week. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Coyotes posing problems for local golfers and pilots

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:13pm
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Golfers playing a round at Augusta Municipal Golf Course are used to hearing chirping birds, buzzing insects and the occasional waterfowl. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

House approves bill allocating $85 million to Fort Gordon for projects and operations

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:33pm
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The recent approval of an annual defense bill is slated to provide $85 million for operations and ongoing projects at Fort Gordon, according to an Augusta congressman. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Commission rejects Maxwell House alcohol application, defers renovating old jail

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:50pm
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A subsidized apartment complex that houses the homeless and behavioral health patients won’t be downtown Augusta’s newest beer and wine outlet. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:48pm
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When Mike Pence was governor of Indiana, he accepted the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, and 11 million residents of his state gained health insurance. Now as vice president, he wants to roll back the same Medicaid funding. What a shameless hypocrite. Read more

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Richmond County Schools still filling positions, preparing for new school year

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:13pm
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The Richmond County Board of Education is still looking for a few more men and women to lead its classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year. Read more

Staff Writer Amanda King

Local food processing plant site of animal rights protest Tuesday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:12pm
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For almost a year, Dee Spencer has stood outside of FPL Food LLC on New Savannah Road carrying signs supporting a movement that “bears witness” to farm animals before they are slaughtered, packaged and processed. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Hephzibah clinic among those targeted in federal health care fraud action

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:14pm
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At least two Augusta area professional health care businesses were among the targets in the recently announced massive health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicaid Fraud Strike Force. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Defense wants new judge to hear motion in 22-year-old Burke County death penalty case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:14pm
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In a death penalty case that is 22 years old, a judge from outside the Augusta Judicial Circuit will likely be asked to decide if the judge who inherited the 1995 case against Willie Palmer should continue to consider his appeal. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Contaminated soil in baseball stadium not such a big problem

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:15pm
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The contaminated soil found during construction on the new GreenJackets stadium in Riverside Village is not nearly as bad as it could have been, City Council learned Monday night.

Read more Staff Writer Photos James Folker

Rants & Raves

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 8:54pm
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If you really want to solve the health care problem, take away the Cadillac health care insurance that all of Congress enjoys and give them Obamacare. The problem will be solved within a week.

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KIRBY: The last word on unexpected endings

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 8:36pm
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History is something that never happened written by someone who wasn’t there.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

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