Stories by Carole Hawkins

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Revitalization won't displace residents

Adele Randall has lived in the same 800-square-foot, three-room shotgun house on Pine Street for 51 years. Today, that home sits in the middle of the Laney-Walker/Bethlehem revitalization pathway.
By Carole Hawkins

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vet's house to be built elsewhere

Homes for Our Troops formally announced at a news conference Tuesday that it would not build a home for paralyzed veteran Sean Gittens in Knob Hill subdivision in Evans.
By Carole Hawkins

Group looks at other sites for paralyzed vet's home

A service organization that helps build homes for injured military veterans said this morning it is looking for new locations for a residence to help paralyzed Iraq War veteran Sean Gittens.
By Carole Hawkins

Monday, June 27, 2011

Vet's family plans to leave Knob Hill

The family of a paralyzed war veteran said Monday they plan to leave their Evans neighborhood after the recent controversy over a new home.
By Carole Hawkins

Friday, June 24, 2011

Order puts vet's home on hold for now

A house for disabled war veteran Sean Gittens might be built in an Evans subdivision, after all.
By Carole Hawkins

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Neighborhood says design not approved

An Evans homeowners association, under fire for halting construction of a house for a disabled veteran, said Thursday it never approved the design submitted by the builder.
By Carole Hawkins

Neighborhood's decision upsets wife

After burying her father, Sharon Gittens said she was saddened to learn construction on a home for her disabled veteran husband was blocked by the neighborhood association.
By Carole Hawkins and Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Neighborhood blocks home for veteran

An Evans neighborhood association has blocked a group that was prepared to build a home free of charge for a local veteran who was injured in Iraq.
By Carole Hawkins

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Woodland fire truck is sought

The county's public services committee last month recommended buying a 4-wheel-drive pickup that will carry a small pump and 300-gallon tank and be able to discharge water as it travels.
By Carole Hawkins

Class offers teachers tips

Jerry Pallotta was a guest speaker at Augusta State University's first Summer Writing Institute, a two-week graduate course that shows K-12 educators how to teach writing.
By Carole Hawkins

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Military dads make up for lost time

Military fathers can be close to their families, but must actively seek out such moments in between the demands of duty. During deployment, Master Sgt. Will McVay was allowed two weeks of leave. ...
By Carole Hawkins

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Army celebrates 236 years

The U.S. Army is older than the country it protects. Older even, than the Declaration of Independence. On Tuesday, Fort Gordon celebrated the Army's 236th birthday.
By Carole Hawkins

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Many women have babies later

Women are delaying marriage and pursuing education longer. As a result, more are having babies after the age of 40, said Marie Drews, an instructor at Augusta State University.
By Carole Hawkins

Friday, June 10, 2011

No plea bargain in death of bicyclist

AIKEN -- No plea bargain will be offered to the motorist who police say struck and fatally injured bicyclist Dr. Matthew Burke.
By Carole Hawkins

Army disaster drill this weekend

Fire trucks, ambulances and Hazmat and the U.S. Army vehicles will converge at an undisclosed location in south Augusta this weekend . It may look bad, but it’s not a real disaster.
By Carole Hawkins

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Downtown traffic project nearly over

The St. Sebastian Way project, which has redirected traffic in downtown Augusta for more than three years, is expected to be finished by the end of July.
By Carole Hawkins

Augustan who hiked Appalachian, climbed Kilimanjaro dies at 33

Troy Hodges, an avid hiker, kayaker, cyclist and scuba diver, died of a heart attack.
By Carole Hawkins

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Alliance for peace also looks locally

The CSRA Peace Alliance, begun in 2008, hopes to build a peace movement through public education, protests, lobbying and by building social ties with like-minded people.
By Carole Hawkins

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Puttering around

Tripp Kuhlke, of Transportation Solutions of Augusta, said golf cars as personal vehicles have been around for as long as the 35 years he's been selling them. Though often used in places such as ...
By Carole Hawkins

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Block party to help area

A free hot dog, a petting zoo, advice about food pantries and gang intervention, a survey that asks, "How can we help?" Simple things can begin building bridges in a poor neighborhood.
By Carole Hawkins
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