Schools in Richmond, Columbia counties look to reverse increase in crime

...school year, five involving drug distribution and four involving aggravated assault. There were 22 weapon offenses reported in 2012-13 alone, but that number dropped to zero in 2014.Staff writer Sean Gruber contributed to this report.

What Is It?

...but the quality was way below the standards of today." CORRECTION: Last week's photos of Mark and Lynne Wisner's 1956 Ford Fairlane were photographed by Bill Pabon, of Evans. We apologize for the error.? Glynn Moore, staff writer

Pardon our Mess: Orange traffic barrel on Henry Street

...was brought in and left it," Lampkin said. "But I do know the barrel does not belong to our department."Lampkin said he would reach out to different contractors to see whether they know who's responsible.? Doug Stutsman, staff writer

Marine Corps adjusts security at facilities including two Augusta locations after Chattanooga shootings

...Recruiting offices for the Marines and Navy in Aiken Mall were open Friday.Fort Gordon Public Affairs Officer J.C. Mathews said the security status of the Army installation did not change.Staff writer Mike Rosier contributed to this report.

What Is It?

...chrome looked like Sunliner chrome, but the back looks like a Ranchero, but my buddy said it's not a Ranchero, which started in 1957. It has a Continental wheel kit, and I believe it's a ragtop Sunliner."? Glynn Moore, staff writer

Bob Young's House bid starts week of political moves

...this soon." YOU TALKIN' TO ME? Au gus ta Chronicle Staff Writer Susan McCord reported Saturday that city officials have...FUNNY: Here's a paragraph from a news article then-staff writer Heidi Williams and I wrote about the ANIC board:"Board...

Aiken County recycling rate nearly three times better than Augusta's

Augusta recycled about 5 percent of the solid waste it created in 2014 while Aiken recycled about 15 percent.

Appeal hearing begins over Columbia County hospital decision

...decisions on other facilities and slight changes to the law since, it's certain the attorneys will have plenty of legal issues to debate in addition to the testimony of the witnesses.Staff Writer Tom Corwin contributed to this article.

Sean O'Hair | The Masters

...Were the restored roars a bit of a bore? Media picks Posted: 04/09/09 Here are the writers' picks. Take Five Posted: 04/09/09 Staff writer Scott Michaux breaks down the chances of 35 players. Tiger and Phil on a collision course at Masters Posted: 04...

Substandard nursing homes continue to receive HUD backing

...nationwide," she said. "In a way, we're enabling facilities to provide substandard care, and that's not right. This is a public policy issue that really needs to be addressed."Staff writer Sandy Hodson contributed to this report.