Stories by Amy Allyn Swann

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Fourth's festivities centered on family

RiverBlast, Augusta's annual celebration of July Fourth, was truly an all-American festival.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

RV popularity stays steady

If you're on the road this July Fourth holiday, it's likely you'll see a recreational vehicle.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Monday, July 2, 2007

Travel expert expects Augusta to empty for July Fourth trips

The skies over Georgia and South Carolina will be clear when fireworks explode July Fourth, but it's likely many local folks will be celebrating somewhere other than here.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Counties' shelters face boom of abandoned pets

The number of abandoned pets in Richmond and Columbia counties is growing, and the only sure way to slow the trend is for pet owners to spay and neuter their animals, according to city officials.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fireworks displays stay in plans after rain helps

You can thank Tropical Storm Barry for a safer Fourth of July.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Monday, June 25, 2007

Featured obituary: Mrs. Lore Rogers

Lore Rogers was an angel on earth.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Experts urge travelers to apply for passports

Local travel agents say vacationers planning to leave the country this summer should avoid any of the passport confusion caused by the constantly changing rules by applying now.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stray thoughts

Esther Stembridge was just trying to help.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Friday, June 8, 2007

Mayor mulls Savannah rehabilitation program

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver liked what he was hearing Thursday morning.
By Amy Allyn Swann

More inmates are stretching prisons

More inmates are going into the Georgia prison system, and they're staying longer - two of the reasons the Department of Corrections budget hit the $1.1 billion mark this year.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Living history

Clinton Harbuck didn't quite land on Normandy Beach.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Corrections works to help inmates find job

A forum full of Department of Corrections employees Wednesday sounded more like a Department of Education meeting.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Crops cash in after storm

Tropical Storm Barry might as well have been raining dollars.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Monday, June 4, 2007

Geocache and prizes

South Carolinians Robert and LeAnne Rich spent their honeymoon indulging in their passion.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Rising grocery costs put dent in food bank's stock

A visit to the grocery store is becoming more like a trip to the gas station - an increasingly expensive venture.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Drought to worsen upcoming high temps

Expect a hot, dry June, July and August, says Georgia's climatologist.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Monday, May 28, 2007

Annual ride pays tribute to veterans

The message to the hospitalized veterans from the more than 160 riders gathered for Sunday's Ride to Remember was a simple and heartfelt thank you.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Friday, May 25, 2007

Honor marks summer's official start

Monday is Memorial Day.
By Amy Allyn Swann

'It has been God's plan'

On Mother's Day, Lynn Brantley received 70 cards and 50 phone calls.
By Amy Allyn Swann

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Travel unfazed in face of gas prices

Whether the $3-plus gas prices will affect travel this Memorial Day weekend really depends on who's asked.
By Amy Allyn Swann
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