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City Ink: VIPs turn out to honor former sheriff Ronnie Strength

...Ashley Wright; elections board Exec u tive Director Lynn Bailey; State Court Solicitor Kelly McIntyre; former chief jailer Maj. Gene Johnson and his wife, Clerk of Court Elaine Johnson; current chief jailer Robert Leverett; Burke County Sheriff Greg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-08-01/vips-turn-out-h
C-SPAN will showcase Augusta history, authors this weekend

...details his son's journey fighting a rare subtype of leukemia with four bone marrow transplants.? Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Perry Smith talks about the life of Jimmie Dyess, a Medal of Honor and Carnegie Medal recipient from Augusta. Smith's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-31/c-span-will-showcase-augusta
Search for next Georgia Regents University police chief yet to begin

...populations," according to a news release. It said that no deadline had been set for completing the search and that Maj. Gene Maxwell and Maj.Earnest Black would lead the department in the meantime. McBride, who had led the department since 2006...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-24/search-next-georgia-regents-u
Four dead, including gunman, in suburban Atlanta shooting

...Matthew Fields, 32, wasn't there when deputies arrived Tuesday night and there was no sign of any physical altercation, Maj. Rick Doyle of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said. Those at the home were uncooperative and there was nothing more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-22/four-dead-including-gu
Push to test old rape kits creates backlog for GBI crime lab

...to interfere with people who are not suspected of criminal activity."You can't violate someone's civil rights," said Maj. Richard Zapal, the criminal investigations commander for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.But advocates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-27/push-test-old-rape-kit
Unarmed troops scrambled to get away from Chattanooga gunman

...service members were authorized to have the guns. Reinhold declined to elaborate further on how the troops engaged Abdulazeez.Maj. Gen. Paul W. Brier, commanding general of the 4th Marine Division, said, "I can tell you that our Marines reacted the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-23/unarmed-troops-scrambled-g
Marine Corps adjusts security at facilities including two Augusta locations after Chattanooga shootings

...measures."In light of this tragedy, we have reviewed and made necessary adjustments to our force protection conditions," said Maj. Garron Garn, public affairs officer for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command."Due to operational security reasons, we will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-17/marine-corps-adjusts-security
South Carolina orders National Guard assessments after Chattanooga shootings

...expect that this rolling review, starting this week, will result in the arming of some of our guardsmen."A Guard spokesman, Maj. Cindi King, said some Guard members already can carry a gun because of their security duties. The review will determine whether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-20/south-carolina-orders-national-guar
Vets' ceremony superb

...Chicago and Augusta. No incidents.Many thanks for all who put the event together, especially the Department of the Army, Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, Brig. Gen. John Baker and the Public Affairs Office at Fort Gordon. Believe me, this ceremony was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-20/vets-ceremony-superb
Heroin use on the rise in Augusta, US

...urged police and medical professionals to expand overdose recognition and broaden access to naloxone, an overdose antidote.Maj. Michael Willis, the director of Richmond County Gold Cross EMS, said all licensed ambulances in Georgia have access to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-10/heroin-use-rise-august