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    Staunton Police seek suspect in Little Caesar’s robbery

    - Staunton Police are searching for a suspect in the robbery of the Little Caesar's on West Beverley Street Saturday night.
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    Staunton shooting now upgraded to murder with death of victim

    - A Staunton man is now wanted for murder after the victim of a Friday shooting died late Saturday night at the UVA Medical Center.
  • AFP Editor Chris Graham

    chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, will mark his 23rd year in the media industry in 2018. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has covered Virginia politics actively since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell and Terry McAuliffe, and political newsmakers including former Congressman Tom Perriello, UVA political-science professor Larry Sabato, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.

    Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a credentialed member of the press box and press row at UVA football, basketball and baseball games, covering the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and Virginia’s run to the Sweet Sixteen at Madison Square Garden in 2014, and also covering the UVA baseball team in the ACC Baseball Championship, Regionals and Super Regionals.


    It’s not guns, it’s mental health: Sure

    - The fallback position for the NRA and its paid-for shills in Congress and the White House whenever there is a mass shooting is, it’s not guns, it’s mental health.
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    Game Notes: Does #1 Virginia have anything to worry about Saturday at Pitt?

    - Short answer: no, #1 Virginia has nothing to worry about at Pitt, which is winless in ACC play through 16 games.
  • Podcasts

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    AFP editor Chris Graham is the host of Street Knowledge with Chris Graham, featuring Chris and regular guests Scott German, Jeff Fife and Rod Mullins, talking UVA sports, ACC basketball and ACC football, and the latest news from NASCAR and professional wrestling.

    Host Chris Graham has been the host of two TV talks shows. He is in his third season as a color commentator for ESPN3  college baseball broadcasts and this fall will begin his third year as the radio play-by-play voice for VMI football.

    The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

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    Some UVA basketball, some Gronk: Save this one for the awards season

    - Chris Graham and Jeff Fife talk UVA basketball to a fan base that is clearly greedy, upset over a double-digit win over an ACC foe because it wasn't impressive enough. So then they turn their attention to the apparent mutual interesst between WWE and The Gronk. Why not, right?
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    Did Georgia Tech leave a blueprint for attacking the Virginia Pack Line?

    - Chris Graham and Scott German break down #1 Virginia's 65-54 win over Georgia Tech, and the Yellow Jackets' success in attacking the UVA Pack Line D.
  • AFP Bookshelf

    The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

    Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

    Read for free: click here.

    Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.


    Ridin’ the Pine, a collection of literary short stories by AFP editor Chris Graham, is the first ebook from Augusta Free Press. The stories in Ridin’ the Pine include a tale of a little-league baseball game, a young romance gone up in flames on a night at the park and the humorous story of a self-absorbed newspaper columnist’s interaction with a crazed fan.

    Judge Not, Chris Graham’s first novel, fleshes out the details of the macabre happenings in Ruetown. The political thriller follows reporter Andrew Floyd as he blazes a trail into the parlors to ferret out the identity of the real killer – before he himself meets his own final judgment.

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