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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Veteran receives bathroom makeover

Wworkers from Home Depot and Walton Options for Independent Living renovated Roscoe Barnwell's narrow bathroom to make it more accessible for him.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Paine officials focus on future amid appeal

Paine College President Samuel Sullivan and Michael Thurmond sat down with The Augusta Chronicle to talk about the college’s appeal process, the response from the city and what the ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Late researcher honored with scholarship fund

The late Dr. Tapan Chatterjee of Augusta University didn't quite live long enough to see a dream fulfilled but his legacy survives.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, July 22, 2016

United Methodists give Paine $250,000

The United Methodist Church stepped forward Friday with $250,000 for Paine College to help the struggling school in its fight for financial stability.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Grants help AU train nurses

Registered nurses who want to provide advanced care can get help with going back to school full time through two federal grants to the College of Nursing at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Veggie Truck program feeds, teaches kids

The group partnered this summer to help the Richmond County Board of Education distribute meals at the market as part of its summer feeding program, which tries to reach kids who would normally be ...
By Tom Corwin

MCG gets full eight-year accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency has for ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 18, 2016

Georgia, Augusta ready for Zika

The virus has not made it to Georgia, but officials in the state are getting ready, said Fred Koehle, the special projects manager for Richmond County Mosquito Control. A "unique" case in Utah is ...
By Tom Corwin

Charlie Norwood VA using simulated training

The Augusta VA's SimLab earlier this month received its certification, one of less than 40 VAs in the country to achieve that designation, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pardon our mess: Calhoun Expressway construction

According to The Augusta Chronicle archives, the $8.4 million project is funded by the Transportation Investment Act and includes replacing lighting, patching pavement and ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Area ranks near bottom in national dental care report

The Augusta area ranked among the worst for the number of adults who went without seeing a dentist in the past year.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

AU Medical Center expects savings from lab deal

The board passed a resolution agreeing to a 15-year deal with Danaher Corp./Beckman Coulter Inc. for the company to essentially provide all of its lab equipment and testing materials, as well as ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 11, 2016

AU student named Tillman Scholar

Cody Ward is one of 60 Tillman Scholars selected this year from among thousands of post-9/11 military, veterans and their spouses who applied for the awards, which this year totaled more than $1.8 ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 4, 2016

Fat gone bad could lead to Alzheiemer's

A type of fat that turns bad could be the seed for damaging plaques in the brain that form in Alzheimer's disease, and could provide not only a target for potential therapy but also an early test ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Obesity puts stress on fat cells, AU research finds

One of the main problems with obesity could be too few new fat cells for storage, forcing existing fat cells to engorge and become diseased, research at Au­gus­ta University has found. The ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Paine College gets $1 million, but more needed

Declaring it a “historical moment,” the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church College of Bishops donated $1 million to Paine College to help it solidify its finances as it battles to keep ...
By Tom Corwin

Thousands in Georgia still not getting summer food

The summer meal program at the market every Tuesday is just the second one at a Farmer's Market in the state.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Paine to announce big donation

The college has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a $1 million donation from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, one of two churches that founded and support the ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 27, 2016

Augusta cancer director taking part in 'moonshot'

The director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is taking part in the Cancer Moonshot Summit this week, where he believes the center is well-positioned to be part of a surge of ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Doctor part of effort to improve response to mass casualties

Dr. Gina Piazza is helping to lead a task force to suggest better ways for emergency departments to respond to events like the nightclub shooting in Orlando but says it still doesn't have the ...
By Tom Corwin
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