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Brantley man leads Wayne cops on 30-mile chase, bails at county line

A Brantley man who led officers on a 30-mile police chase from Odum to the Brantley line is still on the loose after he bailed from the car and left…

Mary Morgan, 75

Mary Joan White Morgan, 75, of Hortense passed away Thursday at her residence after an extended illness. Born in Woodbine, IL her parents were Walter and Gladys Hoppe White. Visitation…

Augusta closes parks, cancels events as Savannah River rises

A rapid, two-foot rise in an already rain-swollen Savannah River was forecast Wednesday as the Army Corps of Engineers released more floodwaters from Thurmond Lake and its sister reservoirs upstream.…

Fireworks in the rain

Fireworks in the rain

Though plagued by clouds and the occasional thunderstorm, the Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July celebration drew a sizeable crowd last week for lots of fun, food and entertainment and…

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

Sheriff to remove deputy from courthouse entrance

The dedicated deputy at the county courthouse that was a point of contention only two years before is needed elsewhere, Sheriff Jack Whisenant said at a Monday budget hearing where…

Sales tax holidays set for Aug. 9-10

With the advent of a new school year just weeks away, the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the “back to school” sales tax holiday will be Aug. 9-10.…

Widesread Google outage hits UGA, other spots in South

University of Georgia computer users had trouble on Wednesday using Google, but the problem extended far beyond the campus. Online Athens.…

Georgia Sea Turtle Center to release two turtles Friday

Two sea turtles will swim to freedom about 10:30 a.m. Friday at Great Dunes Park on Jekyll Island, and the public is invited to watch, the Jekyll Island Authority said.…

Director documents ghost stories of St. Marys

Ghost stories abound in St. Marys. There’s the headless pirate who roams the waterfront looking for his stolen gold (and his head), and the little girl who is often seen…

The South is winning the new Civil War

“There’s a new civil war of sorts — a bloodless one — going on. And the South is winning. This time no shots are being fired and free men of…

Columbia County tops Georgia in physical activity

The county ranks highest in life expectancy. Source: Augusta Chronicle Georgia improves infant mortality rates, but maternal mortality rates are up Georgia’s rate dropped from 8.4 infant deaths per 1,000 live…

Corps of Engineers tells Augusta to expect rapidly rising river

More floodwaters from Thurmond Lake and its reservoirs have been released and the Savannah River is expected to rise rapidly by two feet. Source: Augusta Chronicle More rain on the way…

Savannah-Chatham County superintendent’s contract renewed

Thomas Lockamy received an excellent evaluation as the school board extended his contract through 2016, awarded his $42,000 annuity and increased his pay.…

Mongolian stir-fry chain to open restaurant in Augusta

Genghis Grill, a Texas-based chain, will fill a vacant, 4,200-square-foot building at 250 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway that was formerly occupied by Souper Salad. Source: Augusta Chronicle Synovus to consolidate…

Bibb County Democratic Party chairman steps down

After party Chairman Fred Swann resigned from the party’s executive committee earlier this week, the party chose Vice Chairwoman Sandy Powell to replace him. Swann had served as chairman since…