Erika Wells, Augusta Chronicle

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Past articles by Erika:

Biden’s wife gives Aiken crowd message of unity

Jill Biden stopped in Aiken on Sunday as part of a grassroots effort to get her husband, former Democratic vice president Joe Biden, into the White House. → Read More

Developer presents plan for new townhouses in Harlem

A new 28-unit townhouse community may be coming to downtown Harlem.Travis Reed with Meybohm Commercial presented plans for The Townhomes at Harlem at 207 → Read More

Graniteville community remembers slain mom, son at vigil Christmas Eve

The loved ones of Mel’lisha Jackson and her son Elijah are leaning on their faith and the community to get through a difficult holiday season. → Read More

Developer hopes apartments bring downtown Evans to life

Columbia County’s planning commission hopes a new development that could include 300 apartments will help create a thriving downtown in Evans.The → Read More

Incentives could draw destination retailers to Columbia County

A recently approved initiative seeks to give Columbia County businesses the help they need to grow while offering something new to the local community and → Read More

Evans man honored 75 years after becoming WWII POW

An Evans man looks back with gratitude that he did not become a casualty 75 years ago in one of the most famous -- and deadliest -- battles in WWII.Sgt. → Read More

Columbia County joins fight to keep design standards local

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners is taking a stand against state legislation that would limit local control of design elements for homes in the → Read More

Blackstone Camp Road apartments approved

A petition with over 1,000 signatures and months of outcry from River Island subdivision residents will not stop an apartment complex from coming to → Read More

Dog dies after eating hamburger meat at state park believed poisoned

Authorities are looking for answers after a dog died Tuesday within an hour of eating hamburger meat on a trail at Mistletoe State Park its owners say → Read More

Columbia County finds management for performing arts center

Columbia County will team up with an Illinois-based company to manage the new Performing Arts Center, officials announced Tuesday.The county and Innovation Arts & Entertainment will complete and operate the venue, which will be one of the main attractions at The Plaza at Evans Towne Center. The company will handle booking and staffing and provide technical support.“This partnership is the best… → Read More

Operation Handwarmer has ‘best year ever,’ founder says

A Martinez woman had a loved one on her mind as she put together care packages for overseas troops for Operation Handwarmer on Wednesday.Rhonda Loring → Read More

Young burn center patients treated with holiday shopping trip

The team at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center helped make dreams come true for their young patients at the Shop with a Doc event in Evans on Tuesday.Nearly → Read More

Grovetown votes to protect local building design standards

Grovetown will support an effort to allow cities and counties to continue setting their own rules for building homes in their communities.City councilmembers voted unanimously Monday on a resolution that calls for the decisions about design requirements for single- and double-family residences to remain in the hands of local government.“We believe this is not in the best interest of the city,”… → Read More

Christmas parade gets Columbia County in holiday spirit

The Columbia County Christmas Parade ushered in the holiday season as families lined Belair Road in Evans for the 55-year-old tradition Sunday.The → Read More

Blackstone Camp Rd apartments rezoning request moves forward

The Columbia County Planning Commission will recommend rezoning for an apartment complex with no more than 274 units on Blackstone Camp Road despite continued opposition from nearby River Island homeowners.The residents heard the news at a public hearing in Evans on Thursday night despite their efforts to deter the project with a petition that has over 1,000 signatures.Residents have expressed… → Read More

Empty Stocking Fund concert kicks off holiday giving campaign

The sounds of the Christmas season filled First Baptist Church in Augusta on Sunday as guests at the 28th annual Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert filled donation baskets for families in need.The Augusta Concert Band performed holiday songs at the event marking the start of the giving campaign, which is sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle and dates back to 1930."It’s so important to support… → Read More

10 Augusta-area Catholics receive service award from diocese

Ten Augusta-area Catholics were recognized Sunday for earning the highest honor in the Diocese of Savannah for their commitment to serving others.They → Read More

TV special delves into missing Augusta Millbrook twins’ cold case

The family of the Augusta twins who disappeared nearly 30 years ago hopes a documentary will help the cold case gain the attention it needs to bring Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook back home."The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins" sets out to uncover new details when it airs on the Oxygen network Saturday at 7 p.m. The two-hour crime special will explore information from experts and have… → Read More

Operation Homefront provides holiday meal kits for Fort Gordon families

Fort Gordon teamed up the nonprofit Operation Homefront to offer meal kits for 200 military families at the post Thursday in time for Thanksgiving.The → Read More

Richmond County investigator killed; suspect also injured, in custody

A Richmond County narcotics investigator was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Augusta on Tuesday night.Investigator Cecil Ridley and an adult → Read More