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Disappearance of Grovetown man's bladder cancer called 'a miracle'

chronicle.augusta.com — Faced with bladder cancer and kidney failure, he made peace with his fate and waited for death to come. He got a guard dog to protect Virginia, his wife of 58 years, who would soon be living alone. He called Starling-Evans Funeral Home and planned a simple memorial service.
Nov 27, 2014

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Midland Valley prepared for another successful season

chronicle.augusta.com — But there's one aspect the Midland Valley boys basketball team is speaking as one: this season could be special. The Mustangs went 23-5 this past season, just five points away from advancing to the Class AAA state semifinals. Last year's team used the nickname "Sauce Team," or rather, #sauceteam on social media, as a team- and awareness-building strategy.

Coach charged with stabbing during Ga. youth football game

chronicle.augusta.com — The Telegraph of Macon reports that 7- and 8-year-olds from Telfair and Wheeler counties were playing their annual Turkey Bowl in Eastman when the violence occurred. Dodge County Sheriff Lynn Sheffield says one of the Wheeler players wanted to come out of the game on Monday night.
Nov 27, 2014

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Peach State clash between Georgia, Georgia Tech has extra juice this year

chronicle.augusta.com — These teams just don't like each other. "It's a game you think about all year long," Georgia coach Mark Richt said Tuesday. Yet, in a change from previous meetings, there's a lot more on the line than merely state bragging rights.

Miller-Motte Technical College plans to use Regency Mall parking lot for truck driver training

chronicle.augusta.com — Miller-Motte Technical College, which has an Augusta campus on Northwest Frontage Road, signed a lease this fall for 2.5 acres of the former mall parking lot to serve as a driving range for students training for their Georgia commercial driver's license, said Jeff Burkhardt, Miller-Motte's CDL program director.
Nov 26, 2014

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Olde Town home preservation wins Historic Augusta award

chronicle.augusta.com — On the 100th block of downtown's Olde Town neighborhood, the restoration shines like a diamond. The duplex has a new front porch, freshly painted doors and a restored interior for residents ready to take part in an urban renewal effort. The creative forces of RAM Construction Group are new faces taking on historic renovations in Olde Town.
Nov 26, 2014

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Mall has plans to handle traffic

chronicle.augusta.com — Cones and barricades will direct traffic in and out of the mall property on Wrightsboro Road, said General Manager Andy Wilke. The mall will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and close at midnight, reopening at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

GRU issues statement after getting Columbia County hospital designation

chronicle.augusta.com — "We are pleased with the Department of Community Health's decision to embrace our plan, and we are confident that this is a major win for the communities in and around Columbia County. "We commend the team at DCH for the time, effort, and care put into evaluating the need and considering each hospital's proposal.

Police and steroids: Hard to control, hard to prove

chronicle.augusta.com — The Augusta inquiry began when Brandon Paquette, 32, was arrested on charges of steroid possession. He provided the names of possible steroid users in law enforcement. Although the list has not been made public, it has caused an atmosphere of unease at the sheriff's office. At least one deputy resigned.
Nov 26, 2014

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New Bojangles' opening near Augusta Mall in time for Black Friday

chronicle.augusta.com — The 3,800-square-foot eatery at 3360 Wrightsboro Road will open at midnight to accommodate Black Friday shoppers and will remain open 24 hours throughout the weekend, according to a news release. The Southern-style chain restaurant will employ about 75 workers. This is the sixth area Bojangles' restaurant for locally- and family-owned Bojland Restaurant Group LLC, which is headed by Pat Landon.
Nov 26, 2014

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Fire damages Wings restaurant

chronicle.augusta.com — Firefighters were called to Buffalo Wild Wings, 120 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway around 3:47 a.m. where they discovered a fire had started in the service station and continued along the wall to the ceiling. The building's sprinkler system was able to extinguish the flames but it resulted in heavy water damage, according to the Augusta Fire Department.

Georgia Inspector General refers Donnie Smith case to Attorney General's office

chronicle.augusta.com — "We have referred the matter to the state attorney general's office," said Deborah Wallace, interim state inspector general. Smith resigned his commission seat Sept. 8, four days after a critical Georgia Department of Public Safety investigation revealed he'd accepted his state salary and served as the only Troop E officer on duty while working at a "hospitality house" Masters Week.
Nov 25, 2014

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Ex-Brave John Smoltz among 17 newcomers on hall ballot.

chronicle.augusta.com — Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines.

Georgia senior David Andrews is 'heart and soul' of offense

chronicle.augusta.com — ATHENS, Ga. - Nothing about David Andrews' first practice in full pads in college offered a hint to him that he was going to develop into a mainstay on the Georgia offensive line.

10 ways to make mashed potatoes tastier

chronicle.augusta.com — And yet, we always feel tempted to tinker, particularly around Thanks­giving. Luckily, potatoes are an easy canvas to work with, playing well with so many flavors. To help, we came up with our 10 favorite ways to doctor potatoes. We also offer one bit of advice.

Palace Malice returns to training

chronicle.augusta.com — The 4-year-old colt, jointly owned by Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm, expended some pent-up energy Tuesday morning at the Aiken Training Track when he got loose for a few anxious moments. Palace Malice reared up and exercise rider Gene Tucker fell off the 2013 Belmont Stakes winner as a planned one-mile jog around the track was coming to an end.

Store opening times for Thanksgiving, Black Friday

chronicle.augusta.com — THURSDAY 6 A.M. * Kmart: 310 E. Martintown Road in North Augusta 7 A.M. * Big Lots: 3232 Wrightsboro Road, 2708 Peach Orchard Road, 526 N. Belair Road, 406 E. Martintown Road in North Augusta 8 A.M. * Gander Mountain, 145 Mason McKnight Jr.

Augusta man accused of taking woman's cellphone while waiting for job interview

chronicle.augusta.com — Approximately 11 a.m., deputies responded to 2624 Deans Bridge Road, where a female victim said Tony Johnson, of Augusta, asked to borrow her cellphone while they waited to be interviewed for a position at McDonalds, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Warehouse, office space near Fort Gordon soon to be developed by C&N Properties Limited

chronicle.augusta.com — Anticipating the boom in activity from the U.S. Army Cyber Command headquarters relocating to Fort Gordon, C&N Properties Limited LLC and Budget Commercial properties bought two parcels near Grovetown in March, said Herb Newsome, of C&N Properties.
Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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