Stories by Mike Wynn

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Day care safety bill filed in state House

House Bill 953 was filed Tuesday, with Rep. Billy Mitchell of Stone Mountain as lead sponsor. Three Augusta legislators - Reps. Gloria Frazier, Brian Prince and Wayne Howard - signed on as ...
By Mike Wynn

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Day care safety advocate meets with Senator

Jackie Boatwright, who helped passed a state law that forces day cares to disclose whether they have liability insurance, met with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson about getting similar legislation passed ...
By Mike Wynn

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Former Augustan pushing for more day-care safety legislation

Jackie Boatwright wants Georgia to pass legislation that would force day cares to implement an inspection list on safety dangers.
By Mike Wynn

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Aiken County GOP to hold presidential forum Feb. 16

The Aiken forum will be four days before South Carolina's Republican presidential primary Feb. 20.
By Mike Wynn

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Rubio to visit Aiken on Saturday

GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, of Florida, has scheduled a town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday in Aiken. Doors open at 8 a.m. and seats will be first-come, first-served.
By Mike Wynn

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Top 10: Palmetto Pipeline creates stir in 2015

Kinder Morgan's plans to build the $1 billion, 360-mile Palmetto Pipeline - 210 miles of which is slated to go through Georgia - suffered a major setback this year but not necessarily a killer one.
By Mike Wynn

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Top 10 story: Jordan Spieth wins Masters

The then 21-year-old Texan became the second-youngest Masters Tournament champion in a wire-to-wire victory at Augusta National Golf Club. He set or tied a few tournament records in his four-shot win.
By Mike Wynn

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Top 10: Steroid investigation yields no indictments

The decision by District Attorney Ashley Wright not to prosecute 15 Richmond County sheriff's deputies accused of illegal steroid use raised more questions than it answered for many people.
By Mike Wynn

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Top 10 of 2015: Deadly Marshall Square fire brings lawsuits, questions

At least two lawsuits have been filed by former residents in the June 2 fire that killed 91-year-old Dorothy Carpenter and displaced more than 80 residents at the senior housing community.
By Mike Wynn

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Top 10: Paine College faces financial issues

The school went into 2015 on probation from an accrediting body. It ended the year seeking donations from the community and alumni to help pay the salaries of some employees.
By Mike Wynn

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Top 10: Legal ruling clears way for Project Jackson

The South Carolina Supreme Court in 2015 settled the nearly two-year fight to build a multimillion-dollar development in North Augusta - with a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets as ...
By Mike Wynn

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Top 10: Stormwater fee, sales tax survive opposition

City government came away in 2015 with future coffers set to be flush from a fee it imposed on Au­gusta property owners and a sales tax that residents decided to continue on themselves.
By Mike Wynn

Friday, May 17, 2013

Afghan bomb kills Grovetown man

A Grovetown man was killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Thursday, according to the company he was employed with as a civilian contractor.
By Mike Wynn

Saturday, May 11, 2013

2 suspects in downtown assaults awaiting return to Augusta

Two suspects arrested in connection to two recent downtown assaults have waived extradition and are awaiting return to Augusta after being arrested Friday night in Newberry, S.C.
By Mike Wynn

Monday, March 4, 2013

'No Shells' stage play isn't just for women

Though the focus of the stage play she's bringing to Augusta on March 10 features eight women finding essential truths about their longtime friendship and themselves, Jackie Boatwright wants men ...
By Mike Wynn

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Gun rally draws supporters

The rally at Augusta Common drew more than 100 people, many of whom came with weapons ranging from an 1863 Springfield rifle to a bow rifle to an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
By Mike Wynn

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012

Sunday alcohol proves popular

Blue laws took a beating this year as more area municipalities joined the growing number passing ordinances allowing Sunday alcohol sales.
By Mike Wynn

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Boatwright honored at funeral service

Anthony DeJuan Boatwright was called an angel by many who attended his funeral service at Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.
By Mike Wynn

Monday, March 26, 2012

Child who inspired 'Juan's Law' dies

The toddler whose injury at an Hephzibah day care in 2001 prompted two states to adopt legislation forcing these facilities to disclose if they had liability insurance has died.
By Mike Wynn

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Jury convicted Dean in 2011

The downfall of Scott Dean, the former mayor of Harlem and Columbia County commissioner, was one of the top stories of 2011.
By Mike Wynn
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