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Subcommittee finalizes plan for city septic tank fee

chronicle.augusta.com — Augusta Utilities will prequalify four plumbing contractors to install the connections, with areas where the tanks are creating hazards taking first priority, then areas where lines have been nearby the longest, Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said. Homeowners and landlords will be subject to the fee but not renters, he said.
Jan 30, 2015

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Three teenagers caught shoplifting at Augusta Mall

chronicle.augusta.com — Ashley Leonna Ramsey, 17, Ynthia Jeronia Beal, 18, and Joi-Anne West, 19, were observed by a member of J.C. Penney's loss prevention team walking through the business and placing merchandise into their large handbags, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. The three teens were also found with merchandise from Dillard's.
Jan 30, 2015

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Augusta man stabbed with scissors, sent to hospital

chronicle.augusta.com — Around 12:15 p.m., deputies responded to Holley Street, where multiple witnesses say two men were involved in an altercation which resulted in a 20-year-old being stabbed with the scissors, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. The victim was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center and told deputies he did not wish to press charges.

Reggie Reid's star play has Harlem alive in region race

chronicle.augusta.com — Reggie Reid made it all look easy. The Harlem boys basketball star posted games of 18, 20 and 17 points in consecutive wins against Swainsboro, Screven County and Dublin to gain Region 3-AA momentum. The victory over Swainsboro handed the Tigers their first loss in region competition.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jury selected to hear trial in Aiken officer's slaying

chronicle.augusta.com — Defense attorneys and prosecutors selected the jury after questioning more than 100 over the course of three days about their views on capital punishment and their knowledge of the high-profile case. The panel was seated despite defense attorneys' objections that the prosecution used racially discriminatory methods in disqualifying jurors.
Jan 30, 2015

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Allen returns to Augusta for ceremonial swearing-in

chronicle.augusta.com — After taking the oath at Augusta's downtown federal courthouse, Allen said he has co-sponsored several bills and expected the Senate to pass a measure that the House approved in early January to fast-track construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. It did so later Thursday.

Super Bowl brings big business to Augusta area restaurants

chronicle.augusta.com — An estimated 184 million viewers will tune in to watch the New England Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks during the Super Bowl and will spend an average $77.88 on game day food, new TVs, athletic apparel and decorations, according to the National Retail Federation's annual Super Bowl Spending survey.
Jan 30, 2015

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City officials stop apparent cell tower work

chronicle.augusta.com — The property, a .35-acre triangular parcel situated at 925 Baker Avenue between the Richmond Academy stadium and a small strip mall in the 1900 block of Walton Way, is owned by the Boardman Trust and managed by Malisa Copenhaver, former Mayor Deke Copenhaver's wife. She did not return a call seeking comment.

Augusta singer clears hurdle on 'American Idol'

chronicle.augusta.com — On Thursday, the Augusta singer and musician could officially say the four words her family and friends had waited to hear: "I'm going to Hollywood!"

Here's a quick and easy way for subscribers to bypass the new survey

chronicle.augusta.com — Many of you have seen the new survey that appears over online stories. I know because I've gotten a lot of feedback about it. We are not trying to inconvenience our subscribers. As a matter of fact, subscribers who are logged into the web site through Press+ shouldn't see it all.
Jan 29, 2015

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My Brother's Keeper initiative gets underway

chronicle.augusta.com — The My Brother's Keeper summit, Augusta's start at meeting President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, included nearly 90 minutes of small group discussions among business leaders, social service providers and representatives of Richmond County schools. In one of the small groups, led by businessman Zack Daffin, participants discussed short-term measures to ensure all young people graduate from high school.

Washington County's Gray wins Deon Grant Player of the Year Award

chronicle.augusta.com — The do-it-all Washington County star won the Deon Grant Player of the Year Award at Wednesday evening's All-Area Football Banquet, which was held at the Legends Club. The banquet, recognizing the area's best high school football players, was presented by The Augusta Chronicle and the Augusta Sports Council.

New wave of Australian punters arrives in the U.S.

chronicle.augusta.com — It might not always be Tom - like 2013 winner Tom Hornsey, of Memphis, and 2014 winner Tom Hackett, of Utah. Next time it might be Cameron (Johnston), of Ohio State, or Jamie (Keehn), of Louisiana State. Maybe Will (Gleeson), from Ole Miss, or his brother Tim (Gleeson), at Rutgers.

Budweiser's "Lost Dog" Super Bowl ad

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Jan 29, 2015

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Palace Malice training plans altered after colt throws horseshoe

chronicle.augusta.com — Palace Malice's training plans have been altered after the thoroughbred threw a horseshoe during a workout Wednesday. Dogwood Stable's prized colt was scheduled to work 3/8 of a mile Friday and then ship to Florida on Sunday, but those plans have been pushed back.

Slight decline in Augusta jobless rate for December

chronicle.augusta.com — The rate was 6.6 percent in November and 7.1 percent in December 2013. Columbia County at 5.2 percent was the lowest of the six counties that make up the metro area, followed by Aiken County at 6 percent. Richmond County at 7.7 percent was the highest.
Jan 29, 2015

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New renderings of proposed GreenJackets stadium released

chronicle.augusta.com — As they do from McCovey Cove by the San Francisco Giants stadium, waterborne fans could potentially collect a home run ball from the water, visible over right field in new stadium renderings released Wednesday. The design intentionally mimicked the stadium of the minor-league team's parent club, but it's a longer shot for a GreenJacket.
Jan 29, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Paine looking to keep win streak alive

chronicle.augusta.com — Paine will look to extend its school-record, 13-game winning streak when it plays at 7:30 tonight at Morehouse. "I just want to keep the streak alive," Davis said. "It's been crazy the past month and a half, winning game after game after game. "We're finding a way to win close games.

Area's second Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Martinez

chronicle.augusta.com — The area's second Wal-Mart grocery-style store opened Wednesday in Martinez. The 41,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market at South Belair and Colonial roads attracted more than 100 shoppers within the first two hours of business, said manager Tony Claxton. Customers were most excited about the center's drive-through pharmacy and fuel center, said Claxton, who expects the store to draw business mostly from the surrounding neighborhoods.
Jan 28, 2015

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