Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Few local races on Nov. 4 ballot

Federal and state races will dominate the Nov. 4 ballot after Augusta voters did most of their local decision-making in the May 20 partisan primary and nonpartisan election.

Man arrested with firearm, drugs

An Augusta man was arrested early Wednesday on charges of possession of a firearm during a crime, possession of hydrocodone and possession of marijuana.

Frazier resigns after recent demotion

Long-time Richmond County principal Wayne Frazier, known for his unorthodox approach to school reform, submitted his resignation Wednesday after being demoted to a teacher this summer.

Lake seeing an active summer

Plentiful sunshine and a full lake pool have made for easy, summer living for Thurmond Lake business owners and visitors.

Federal, local VA documents differ

New information released Wednesday by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs contradicts federal documents that the local VA provided The Augusta Chronicle earlier this month.

Foundation donates Tasers to police

The Deputy J.D. Paugh Foundation presented the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office with state-of-the-art taser equipment valued at nearly $2,700. 

Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.

Woman wins $75,000 on scratch-off

A Johnston woman won $75,000 after a clerk at a North Augusta store handed her a lucky ticket. “I’ve never won anything in my life,” the unnamed winner told lottery officials.

Former Silver Bluff star breaks foot

Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, a former Silver Bluff star, will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot in practice at training camp.

First Bank parent reports $963,000 profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a second-quarter profit of $963,000, which would have been higher except for charges related to a pending merger. 

Report: FAA unaware of power pole

The National Transportation Safety Board released a new report Wednesday with details surrounding a plane crash in February 2013 that killed five members of The Vein Guy staff.

Man tries to escape jail with zipper

Tony Maurice Walker Jr., removed the zipper from his pants to try to pick the lock on his leg irons, officials said.

Free Wi-Fi in downtown Aiken

Atlantic Broadband's free high speed Wi-Fi service in downtown Aiken is now operating. It covers the perimeter along Laurens and Newberry streets between Barnwell Street and Park Avenue. 

Clemson to play Auburn in '16, '17

Clemson and Auburn have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the schools announced Wednesday.

Funds needed for Goodale House

The owner of the Goodale House on Sand Bar Ferry Road started an online fundraiser to help restore one of Georgia's oldest surviving homes. And he's giving away pieces of the house as rewards for ...

Q&A: Aaron Murray's new life

Aaron Murray's latest problem? People confuse him with his now-famous older brother, Josh, who became engaged on The Bacholette.

Broun pushing medical pot bill

Congressman Paul Broun is cosponsoring a bill that would legalize on a national basis the use of a marijuana-derived oil and other therapeutic hemp products for medical treatments.

Sales tax holiday weekend nears

The Georgia Retail Association is reminding residents that the state's tax holiday is quickly approaching.

SC gay couples ask for marriage licenses

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Six same-sex couples are going to ask the Greenville County Probate Court for marriage licenses. South Carolina's ban on gay marriage still stands. 

Suspect asks for ride, then takes vehicle

An Augusta man who agreed to give another man a ride to an undetermined location Tuesday afternoon is now without his vehicle after he says the man drove off in his sport utility when the two men ...

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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