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Renovations, repairs at Imperial Theatre unearth interesting history

...The Imperial Theatre building was built shortly after the downtown fire of 1916. Upon the theater's completion, Western Union occupied portions of the first and second floors as well as the basement at the front of the building. Excavation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-11-14/renovations-repa
Augusta commissioners leaning toward not including groups in SPLOST

...its restoration.SPLOST 7 funds would enlarge and make restrooms accessible, paint and renovate an upstairs former Western Union office as a meeting room, he said.The YMCA moved back into its 92-year-old home at 945 Broad St. four years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-28/augusta-commissioners-le
99-year-old is friendly face at St. John Towers

...get there by ferry boat," he said.Holt learned the danger of New York's streets at age 12 when he was hit by a Western Union telegram messenger on bicycle while playing on 116th Street. He suffered a compound fracture in one leg.Some of his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-26/99-year-old-friendly-face-st-
Augusta woman scammed out of $300

...Mercedes, but she needed to wire him $300 through Western Union to "process" her winnings, according to a Richmond...her to place a hold on the money she had sent, but a Western Union representative told the victim someone had already received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-08/augusta-woman-scammed-
Phone scams claiming missed jury duty defraud individuals

...from a man impersonating a Richmond County sheriff's deputy, according to incident reports. They were told to send Western Union money orders for $1,495 from Bi-Lo stores to avoid arrest for failing to show up for jury duty, according to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-26/phone-scams-claiming-m
Your Money: Resolve to spend wisely in 2015

...not know or someone who contacts you with an "emergency" need. Many consumers using popular services offered by Western Union, MoneyGram and Green Dot MoneyPak discover, much too late, that they have been taken by scammers. Their chances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-04/your-money-resolve-spend-w
Lost Purple Heart reunited with family after Aiken auction

...vintage shops. "Somehow, it just lost its way over time."It is unclear how Kempter's medal lost its way. A Western Union telegram included with the medal shows it was presented to his wife, Lou Kempter, on March 20, 1946, in Des Moines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-10/lost-purple-heart-reunited-f
Take steps to protect your money

...overpayment for goods or services. Scammers know it's extremely difficult to track money sent via MoneyGram or Western Union. More troubling for victims is the fact that it's nearly impossible to get your money back. Even if you've been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2011-02-26/take-steps-p
Your Business | Business
Many predictions for the future missed the mark

...most consistent aspect of predicting technological breakthroughs is that we never seem to predict them.Did you know Western Union passed on buying the patent for the telephone in 1876. The reason? It was considered too technologically complicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-20/many-predictions-future-misse
1 arrested, 1 sought in Augusta grocery store holdups

...Roberts had a conversation with the other suspect. Police said Rob erts handed the clerk a handwritten note on a Western Union form demanding money and saying he was armed.The two men then walked out with money but left the transfer request...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-04-19/1-arrested-1-sought-au