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Augusta Commission to review deal with Sentinel probation company

The Augusta Commission is to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-20/augusta-commission-rev
Prison nurse faces contraband charge

...say they caught her bringing items to inmates.Tara Danielle Belangia, 39, was booked into the Richmond County jail Tuesday on a charge of trading with convicts without permission.Police said Belangia provided an inmate at the medical prison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-15/prison-nurse-faces-con
Taxing their energy

...all have borders.It's time taxpayers had a line. And that time is now.As the Augusta Commission gets set to vote Tuesday on a proposed local sales tax on energy used in manufacturing, they're being told over and over not to cross over that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-05/taxing-their-energy
Hephzibah woman arrested on charge of operating unlicensed personal care home

...where residents may have been neglected, abused or exploited has been arrested.Tamika L. Burns, 37, was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of operating an unlicensed personal care home. She was in jail without bond late Wednesday.The Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-01/hephzibah-woman-arrest
Augusta man charged in motorycle death

...Michael Paul Acord, 52, of Laurel Lane, was booked into Charles B. Webster Detention Center at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday on charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and driving under the influence, according to a jail booking report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-01/augusta-man-charged-mo
Vikings' Peterson to plead not guilty to child abuse charge

...his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a tree branch earlier this year. Prosecutor Phil Grant declined to comment Tuesday on whether the case could be settled without a trial. If convicted, Peterson faces up to two years in prison.? Vikings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-07/vikings-peterson-plead-not-gu
Augusta manufacturers likely to avoid paying energy tax

...seeking comment, and at least two confirmed they will be absent Tuesday.Commissioners are also expected to weigh in Tuesday on a payroll miscalculation that last week saw 235 firefighters overpaid by more than $544,000, according to Interim...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-06/augusta-manufacturers-li
Two arrested on drug, weapons charges

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division arrested two people Tuesday on drug trafficking and weapons charges.Robert Karl Powick, 40, and Elise Lauren Staples, 32, have been charged with trafficking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-17/two-arrested-drug-weap
Across Georgia

...chairman of defrauding his legal clients out of more than $1.8 million.Michael Berlon, 55, of Grayson, was indicted Tuesday on mail and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said Friday. Berlon did not immediately respond to a phone message...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-12/across-georgia
Ravens, fans move on without Ray Rice

...horrific and making the couple relive a moment they regret is a "horrible thing."Janay Palmer posted a statement Tuesday on her Instagram account, a day after TMZ Sports released video showing the couple Feb. 15 in an Atlantic City casino...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-09/ravens-fans-move-without-ray-