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Plea deal rejected for couple accused of stealing from elderly woman

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:05pm

A plea deal for a young couple accused of helping themselves to an elderly woman’s bank account fell apart once the judge heard from the victim. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Early morning stabbing near downtown nightclub

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:04pm

An Augusta man has been charged in a stabbing near a downtown nightclub early this morning. Read more

Photos Staff

Longtime Augusta College coach Vanover passes away

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:18am
News Sports

Former Peach Belt Conference commissioner and longtime Augusta College basketball coach Marvin Vanover passed away early Friday after a brief illness. He was 85. Read more

Staff Writer Photos David Lee

Key stadium piece gets conditional OK

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:31pm

North Augusta’s Planning Commission gave conditional approval Thursday to The Clubhouse at Ballpark Village, a major facet of the baseball stadium. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

KIRBY: No butts about us

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:37pm
Columnists News

I was at the hardware store (don’t ask) standing in line ready to buy my latest emergency fix-it solution when I noticed something odd in the line in front of me. Not one guy in it was wearing pants that fit. Read more

Columnist Bill Kirby

Tucker named Best and Brightest

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:30pm

As Frelicia Tucker strode to the podium to accept The Augusta Chronicle’s Best and Brightest Award on Thursday night, she couldn’t help but exude an air of experienced confidence. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Jon Long

Activist’s organs will be donated to others

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 8:00pm

Augusta transgender activist Rowan Feldhaus will save five lives as an organ donor, recovery agency LifeLink of Georgia announced Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Rants and raves

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:09pm

I ask every Trump voter in the area to reflect on Trump’s actions as president and imagine how they would feel if Hillary Clinton were in office doing the exact same things. Read more


Suspect wanted in armed robbery at GameStop

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:49pm

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man involved in a Thursday armed robbery. Read more

Photos From Staff Reports

Commissioners willing to meet with fired EEO officer

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:43pm

Fired Equal Employment Opportunity officer J.G. Long will have an opportunity to present his concerns about undue influence on investigations and conflicts of interest to the city commission, Augusta officials said Thursday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Davis resigns state hospital association board seat over licensing issue

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:40pm

University Hospital CEO Jim Davis was to become chairman of the Georgia Hospital Association next year but after some other hospital executives objected to his stance opposing the state’s health care licensing law, he chose to resign from the board. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Interstate 20 repairs to close lanes next week

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:36pm

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced projects affecting Interstate 20 traffic. Read more

From Staff Reports

AU researcher believes she’s made new discovery in cancer research

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 4:50pm

More than 20 years ago, the discovery of a protein that was mutated or absent in a majority of cancers caused great excitement about exploiting it to kill tumors, a potential that was never quite realized. But a researcher at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University said she has discovered a previously overlooked aspect to p53 that can be exploited to help trigger the immune system to destroy small tumors and even nearby cancers. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Aiken Scholars Academy to begin in 2018

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:47pm

The Aiken Scholars Academy – a joint academic venture by the University of South Carolina-Aiken and the Aiken County Public School District – will start classes in the fall of 2018. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

New arrest sends Augusta man back to prison

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 1:37pm

An Augusta man who previously served time for aggravated battery will return to prison because of a new arrest. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Augusta man pleads guilty in attempted rape

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 1:29pm

An Augusta man accused of attempted rape pleaded guilty Wednesday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

MCG doctor returns to oncology program he helped build

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:24pm

The fourth time might be the charm for Dr. Anand Jillella. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

Fort Gordon chaplains receive training at Uptown VA

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:50am

Speaking to 19 Army chaplains from Fort Gordon, Dr. Dianne Lewis explained the importance of being a chaplain at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

One injured in Broad Street shooting

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:35am

Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday night on Broad Street.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Doug Stutsman

Scuttlebiz: Getting retail info like pulling teeth

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:22am
News Business

For an industry whose fortune is tied to mass-market brand recognition and appreciation, national retailers can be surprisingly secretive. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline