Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Gas prices fall in Georgia and South Carolina

Richmond and Aiken County residents are paying the lowest prices in months for fueling up their vehicles, a trend that could continue over the course of the year according to industry analysts.

Jury acquits man in 2013 Augusta homicide

The Richmond County Superior Court deliberated for nearly four hours at the end of a three-day trial before reaching the unanimous decision that Killeon S. Cooper, 20, was not guilty.

Project Jackson order filed

North Augusta did not have to prove new findings of blight in the area where it plans to build a new GreenJackets stadium, according to the judge who ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit ...

Columbia County approves $700,000 in incentives for development

Project could bring as many as 500 jobs to the area outside of Grovetown near Interstate 20.

Lakeside-North Augusta is Game of the Week

The high school football season begins Friday night, and a matchup between Lakeside and North Augusta will be The Augusta Chronicle's Game of the Week.

Vogtle gets money; water issue not addressed

The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an additional $389 million in expenditures for Georgia Power’s two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Coroner granted funds to offset transportation costs

The Richmond County Coroner's Office will get some relief now that it can access funds collected through a partnership with Georgia Regents Medical Center.

Icy challenge helps ALS patients

Donations can be made to the GRU ALS clinic and 80 percent of the money will stay in Augusta to help its patients.

Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

Outlining the benefits of a $16 billion reform package he helped negotiate last month, Sen. Johnny Isakson told Augusta veterans they can expect more accountability.

Sex trafficking of teen yields prison terms

Five people have been sentenced to federal prison in the sex trafficking of a teenage girl.

Army official makes visit to Fort Gordon

A top U.S. Army official visited Fort Gordon on Tuesday for a private meeting to address local and state leaders on the future of the post.

Commission votes no on property tax hike

A proposal calling for a 1.75-mill property tax increase was shot down by city commissioners Tuesday after nearly two hours of debate.

Judge rules in favor of Project Jackson

North Augusta's Project Jackson is moving forward. Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit that includes a new stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Man fills pants with junk food, arrested

A deputy recovered 13 packs of cashews, 14 packs of peanuts, one pack of heat nuts and four packs of steakhouse Slim Jims from a shoplifter's pants.

Triple-digit temperatures loom this week

Temperatures have failed to reach 100 so far this summer, but that might not hold true over the next few days and weeks.

SRS removes cobweblike bacteria colonies

A mysterious bacteria growing on Savannah River Site's spent nuclear fuel storage basins has been removed using a special vacuum.

Pringle hired as superintendent

The Richmond County board of education selected Angela Pringle as their next superintendent ending their search a few days before current superintendent Frank Roberson leaves.

Irish, Golden Hawks ranked No. 1 in preseason poll

Aquinas is ranked No. 1 in Class A in the first Georgia Sports Writers Association polls for the 2014 season.

Tanker on fire in Aiken County

Firefighters are working to extinguish a tanker truck fire on Old 96 Road in Aiken County.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Robbery suspect uses fire extinguisher to cover prints

Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a beauty salon. The incident, which was reported Monday morning, occurred at J Girls Beauty Salon on the 4200 block of Windsor Spring Road ...

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