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Body of autistic boy, 4, found in SC pond

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. - The body of an autistic, 4-year-old boy who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in a pond in South Carolina.Coroner Robert Edge told local media outlets that the body of Jayden Morrison was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-26/drones-bloodhounds-search-mi
Hundreds searching for missing 4-year-old autistic child on South Carolina coast

...the search.The child's mother, Tabatha Morrison, told local media the family arrived at her mother's house on Christmas Eve from New York.Morrison and Jayden's father, Andre Morrison, pleaded for help in finding their son."The more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-25/hundreds-searching-missing-4-
Christmas Eve rain soaked area roads, but Christmas expected to be dry

If Wednesday seemed particularly wet and dreary, you would be right. The day broke the record for the wettest Christmas Eve that Augusta has ever had.Before 3 p.m., the area had already broken the existing Dec. 24 record of 2.02 inches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-24/christmas-eve-rain-soaked-ar
Yes, Virginia

...Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-24/yes-virginia
Empty Stocking Fund raises more than $110,000

...help out.This holiday season, The Augusta Chronicle's annual Empty Stocking Fund raised $110,067.39 through Christmas Eve, surging past last year's donations.Gifts to the fund, which focuses on children and families, showed the community's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-24/empty-stocking-fund-raises-mo
Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church holds Christmas Eve service

The Rev. David Thompson of Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in North Augusta gives a sermon during a Christmas Eve service.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-24/saint-bartholomews-episcopal-
Augusta's Salvation Army continues holiday tradition with Christmas Eve dinner

...the crowded Salvation Army Center of Hope cafeteria on Christmas Eve hit almost every note, and each expressed their feelings...began in 1891.The Salvation Army Center of Hope's Christmas Eve Dinner provided a free meal to all. Sebby expected to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-24/augustas-salvation-army-conti
Holiday shoppers rush out for last-minute purchases

...It'll be very busy this evening and all day tomorrow (Christmas Eve)."Batte said fragrances, cosmetics, accessories...Nine percent of shoppers said they would wait until Christmas Eve to purchase their last present.The top reasons for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-23/holiday-sho
Empty Stocking Fund donations top last year

...help out.This holiday season, The Augusta Chronicle's annual Empty Stocking Fund raised $110,067,39 through Christmas Eve, surging past last year's donations to the annual effort.Gifts to the fund, which focuses on children and families...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-24/empty-stocking-fund-donations
Storms head toward Georgia

...Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters say isolated severe storms are possible across most of the state.On Christmas Eve, the storms are expected to strike areas in west Georgia -- such as Dalton, Rome, LaGrange and Columbus -- from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/storms-head-toward-georgia