Stories by Carole Hawkins

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011

Empty buildings impede growth

Twenty-two percent of Augusta’s downtown buildings and storefronts are unoccupied, according to an audit performed by the Downtown Development Authority in March.
By Carole Hawkins

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Augusta seeks keys to revitalization

For more than two decades, government and businesses have reinvested in downtown Augusta. Still, the tipping point for revitalization has remained elusive.
By Carole Hawkins

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011


Someday, Melody Harsey will tell Alyssa Oellerich, now 10, how that day changed so many things for America. But she's not yet ready to place that kind of heaviness on what is still such a happy ...
By Carole Hawkins


Tandra Rolland has talked to her son, Barry Cody, about race. She also told him the day he was born was a day when the country overcame its divisions.
By Carole Hawkins


When Latrice Burns was delivering her son, Jaquez Davis, she didn't know what the World Trade Center was. She missed the news reports of terrorists flying planes into it.
By Carole Hawkins


Almost immediately after Wade Cliett watched his son, Anthony, come into the world, he was called back to work.
By Carole Hawkins


Reid Clayton has noticed people react strangely when he tells them his birthday. "I say, 'I was born on September 11,' and everyone's like, 'Oh my God,'" he said. He knows it's the day airplanes ...
By Carole Hawkins

New life on a day of death

Five area families who welcomed new babies on Sept. 11, 2001, share stories that reveal the conflicting emotions that surrounded their children's births.
By Carole Hawkins

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Bridge is still on the table

Back in the days of Mad Men, bridge games were all the rage. Today bridge players are still to be found if one looks in the right circles – usually among seniors.
By Carole Hawkins

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011

Parts stolen from vehicles in lot

Title Pawn on Gordon Highway reported that thieves broke into 11 vehicles, stealing batteries, air conditioners and radiators.
By Carole Hawkins

Augusta house gutted of wiring

Thieves ripped all the wiring from an Augusta home Wednesday, leaving nearly every wall damaged, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Carole Hawkins

Bridgework delays 15th Street opening

The widening of a small bridge on 15th Street between Broad and Greene streets will take a couple more months, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
By Carole Hawkins

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

Pallets of toilet paper stolen from truck stop

Five pallets of Charmin double-roll bathroom tissue were stolen from a parked truck and trailer Wednesday at the Lucky Land Truck stop in Blythe, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.
By Carole Hawkins

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011

Arson suspected in south Augusta fires

Two house fires broke out within a half mile of each another Wednesday morning in south Augusta. Both are believed to be arsons, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Carole Hawkins

Dental college unveils artistic chandelier

The sculpted chandelier for the front lobby of GHSU's College of Dental Medicine took eight months to build.
By Carole Hawkins

Monday, Aug 15, 2011

Fort Gordon troops return

Fort Gordon welcomed home more than 100 soldiers from Bravo Company of the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion on Monday.
By Carole Hawkins

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011

Area bus accidents decrease

Augusta's public buses were involved in 47 crashes in the past year, costing taxpayers $56,000 in insurance claims, down from 69 crashes at a cost of $182,735 the previous year.
By Carole Hawkins

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011

2 men robbed in downtown Augusta

A North Augusta man and his friend were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning in downtown Augusta, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.
By Carole Hawkins

Man sought in robbery at Augusta AT&T store

Deputies are looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery at the AT&T store at 2834 Washington Road.
By Carole Hawkins

Child struck by vehicle in Augusta

A boy was struck by a vehicle at 15th and Morgan streets Thursday afternoon, Richmond County dispatch said.
By Carole Hawkins
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