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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Palmer drops Mercy Ministries lawsuit

Harrisburg activist Butch Palmer has dropped his $15,000 lawsuit against Mercy Ministries, bringing an end to the string of small-claims complaints he and Lori Davis filed this year.
By Johnny Edwards

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Revitalization interests musician

Jazz trombonist and composer Wycliffe Gordon is in talks with an Augusta agency about rehabbing a 109-year-old bungalow on Pine Street -- and his name is already being used to promote a ...
By Johnny Edwards

Friday, July 9, 2010

Accused gang members get rulings

Of the five teens charged in the beating of Terence Reese on Circular Drive, one has been acquitted, one will go on probation and another will be incarcerated for up to two years.
By Johnny Edwards

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tennille mourns death of Guardsman

TENNILLE, Ga. --- Sgt. David A. Holmes didn't want his family back home to know how rough it was in Afghanistan. Now, days after his death, trepidation has turned to crushing grief.
By Johnny Edwards

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Harrisburg activists take to streets again

As she readied for a sixth protest of drug dealing and enabling landlords, Lori Davis wondered how much more squeaking she needs to do.
By Johnny Edwards

Monday, June 21, 2010

Augusta must repay Feds $95,000

The city of Augusta must once again pony up to the federal government over alleged misuse of affordable housing grants.
By Johnny Edwards

Saturday, June 5, 2010

2 teens to be tried as adults in beating

Two teens charged in the brutal beating of a student could face prison sentences seven times longer than those of their co-defendants.
By Adam Folk and Johnny Edwards

Monday, May 31, 2010

Allendale honors its two Iraq war losses

ALLENDALE, S.C. -- About 50 people gathered in and around a small park Monday to see it dedicated in honor of Allendale County's two losses in the Iraq war.
By Johnny Edwards

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Teens' mental states considered in beating

Five teens charged with beating another must wait to find out whether they'll be tried in Superior Court.
By Adam Folk and Johnny Edwards

Friday, May 21, 2010

Teens must await trial ruling

A juvenile court judge said today he will rule on whether five teenagers charged in a brutal assault will be tried as adults, but he didn't say when.
By Adam Folk and Johnny Edwards

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Officials chided on nuisance issue

Activist Lori Davis called today for the city's Chronic Nuisance Property Ordinance Study Subcommittee to disband.
By Johnny Edwards

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Facility operator defended

The state is standing by the contractor of a youth drug and alcohol recovery center, even though its investigation confirmed a sexual assault occurred there.
By Johnny Edwards

Friday, May 14, 2010

Harrisburg landlord wins lawsuit

As she expected, Lori Davis has lost her small-claims case against landlord John B. Weigle Jr., whom she accused of renting out a "known neighborhood drug house" in Harrisburg.
By Johnny Edwards

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Merry to countersue Fennoy over 2008 fight

Woody Merry is counter-suing former Augusta Commission candidate Bill Fennoy, saying Fennoy started a fight between the two in 2008.  
By Johnny Edwards

Monday, May 10, 2010

Landlord doesn't know of drug use

A Harrisburg landlord spoke from the witness stand Monday to say he doesn't know about any drug dealing going on at his rental house at 223 Eve St.
By Johnny Edwards

Friday, May 7, 2010

Volunteers clean up golf gardens

The former golf gardens property got a trim courtesy of an Evans golf course and the civic group that sponsors the Georgia-Carolina State Fair.
By Johnny Edwards

Update: Public pitches in to trim golf gardens

The former golf gardens property on Reynolds Street got a needed trim Thursday, courtesy of the civic group that sponsors the Georgia-Carolina State Fair.
By Johnny Edwards

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Upkeep of Golf Hall of Fame uncertain

With ownership of the former Golf Hall undecided, officials aren't sure who will mow the grass.
By Johnny Edwards

Friday, April 30, 2010

Augusta alters records request policy

A barrier blamed for blocking the public's access to information about Augusta's government operations has come down.
By Johnny Edwards

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Backers advance stadium planning

The partners looking to build a new downtown minor-league baseball stadium are teaming up to take over the former Golf Hall of Fame property when it goes up for bid later this year.
By Johnny Edwards
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2.1% inflation expected

ATLANTA -- Business executives in the Southeast see inflation a little higher than the Federal Reserve does, according to a survey released Friday.
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