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Across Georgia

...cheatingDECATUR, GA. - A former DeKalb County principal has pleaded guilty to cheating on state standardized tests.Local media reported that former Cedar Grove Middle School principal Agnes Flanagan pleaded guilty Wednesday to forgery, making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-20/across-georgia
1 dead in SC recycling plant fire

...Authorities say one worker is dead and another has been injured in a fire at a metal recycling plant in Anderson. Local media outlets report the fire broke out about 10 a.m. on Monday at OmniSource metal recycling. The coroner confirms one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-18/1-dead-sc-recycling-plant-fi
Dog offers lesson in stormwater fee push

...world-class cartoonist, on receiving the Augusta West Rotary Club's Lou Harris award a week ago. The award honors local media figures for their outstanding contributions to journalism, and nobody deserves it more than Rick.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-05-02/dog-offers-less
Lost family found in SC park

...getting lost in the Congaree National Park southeast of Columbia.Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis told local media that the family had been canoeing in the park Tuesday evening when they got lost and called 911.The parents had three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-23/lost-family-found-sc-park
Smyrna officer involved in shooting got good reviews

...toward officers and Owens fired because he feared for his life. Some witnesses have disputed that account, telling local media that police had blocked the car in and that it was not moving when Owens fired.Owens, who has worked for Smyrna police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-02/smyrna-officer-involved-shoot
SC babysitter faces child abuse charges

...a 3-month-old baby in her care.Deputies were called to the hospital March 19 about suspected abuse. They tell local media outlets they were told a 3-month old there had a serious head injury that caused bleeding on the brain and retinal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-25/sc-babysitter-faces-child-ab
Blast injures 2 SC firefighters

...firefighters have been injured after a wall collapsed on them at the scene of a Rock Hill house fire.Officials tell local media outlets that the firefighters were working to put out the fire Monday afternoon when the wall fell on them. Neighbors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-24/blast-injures-2-sc-firefight
Coroner sues Aiken County on transport costs

...council and county administrator because of a dispute over which company will remove dead bodies from crime scenes.Local media outlets reported that Carlton wants to continue using Rucker's Removal Service in Langley, which has handled death...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2015-03-20/coroner-sues-aiken-county-tra
Crash kills man fleeing SC cops

...a passenger in his car died as the driver drover away from a Dorchester County sheriff's deputy.Authorities told local media outlets that 23-year-old Archie Lee Reid Jr. has been charged with failure to stop for police in an attempted traffic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-18/crash-kills-man-fleeing-sc-c
Rants & Raves

...The reason is that today's media persons have degrees in entertainment not journalism. It is not limited to the local media it is nationwide. The more entertaining they are the more viewers they have and the more ads they can sell. It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-08/rants-raves