Travis Highfield, Augusta Chronicle

Travis Highfield

Augusta Chronicle

Augusta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Travis:

Area millennials talk about their role in nation's future

The Augusta Chronicle asked some millennials in the Augusta area what role their generation should play in shaping America. The consensus was that they should embrace their responsibility in defining the nation's future. → Read More

Stone takes on challenger in Senate District 23 race

State Sen. Jesse Stone says how the state funds education would be among the first issues he'd tackle in Atlanta, while challenger Stephen Hammond said his focus would be on religious freedom. → Read More

Driver found at fault for striking child on bicycle

A woman whose vehicle hit a child riding a bicycle Monday was found to be at fault for driving while distracted, deputies say. → Read More

Authorities not sure whether Cooney Circle shootings are related

A shooting was reported on Cooney Circle nearly 12 hours before a 29-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound behind an apartment complex Sunday. → Read More

Shooting reported on Massoit Court

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking two men who they say wounded an Augusta man during a drive-by shooting Monday. → Read More

Officials say Augusta area's many road projects will pay off

There are 30 road construction projects underway in Richmond and Columbia counties, with an additional 28 projects considered to be in the design phase. → Read More

Pay raise requested for some Columbia County positions

Commissioners on Tuesday learned that some county positions currently pay slightly less than their counterparts in benchmark counties throughout the Southeast. → Read More

Columbia County Commission chairman alone in seeking reimbursements

An analysis of expenses claimed by Columbia County commissioners so far this year found that Chairman Ron Cross was the only one to have filed for reimbursement for costs incurred while serving in his official capacity. → Read More

Complaints of brown water in Hephzibah area

The Augusta Utilities Department is investigating complaints of brown water on Davis Mill Road off Willis Foreman Road after receiving two complaints, Director Tom Wiedmeier said Friday. → Read More

No policies at local school systems on transgender bathroom issue

As the controversy continues to grow over the use of bathrooms by transgender people, area school systems said they have no specific policies in place regarding the issue. → Read More

Columbia County candidates talks issues at forum

Candidates running for Geor­gia House District 123 and Senate District 24 took part in a panel discussion Mon­day that was preceded by a meet-and-greet and statements from four others running for county commission and school board seats. → Read More

Stop work order lifted at Columbia County development

Officials lifted a stop work order at the Magnolia Valley Plantation development after a site inspection found that proper erosion control measures were in place. → Read More

Sheriff's office releases 911 calls in Appling shooting

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has released three 911 calls that followed last week's shootings in Appling that claimed five victims before suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes turned the gun on himself. → Read More

Couple's 1977 slayings remain unsolved

More than 38 years ago, Grover Cleveland and Gwendolyn Sailors were found slain in their Tamarack Drive home near Interstate 20. Both had been shot four times. → Read More

Grovetown's new rules are step toward building downtown

Grovetown aspires to create the "downtown" look and feel through its 2012 urban redevelopment plan and a 2014 building ordinance. It has also become more aggressive in cleaning up its image through code enforcement property liens. → Read More

Fatal shooting reported in Columbia County

Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins confirmed that at least two people were fatally shot on Johnson Drive in Appling on Friday night. Collins was called to the scene about 9:20 p.m. and pronounced a male and a female dead upon arrival. The victims have not yet been identified pending next of kin notification. A possible third victim died at Augusta University Medical Center, Collins said. → Read More

Staffing issues continue at Grovetown's Georgia State Patrol post

The Georgia State Patrol's Grovetown post continues to build back manpower after months of staffing issues related to unexpected departures, but officials say it's still not as strong as it could be. → Read More

Augusta-brewed beer hits taps

For the first time in more than a century, Augusta-area residents can now purchase locally made beer as RiverWatch Brewery slowly finds its way into taps. → Read More

Burke County sheriff endorses Williams as successor

Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey on Tuesday announced that he would endorse current Richmond County school chief Alfonzo Williams to be his successor. → Read More

Work to resume on Columbia County subdivision under new plan

A stop work order at Magnolia Valley Plantation will be lifted once its developer falls into compliance under a new erosion control plan, Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson said Tuesday. → Read More