Stories by Tracey McManus

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

More resources needed to lower animal shelter kill rate

An average of 13 mostly healthy and adoptable animals have been killed every day this year in Richmond County, a figure that could be dramatically lower with the right methods in place, said DNA ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

GRU professor offers UN advice on higher education

While problems with education in the U.S. may be different from issues in Russia and Africa, Georgia Regents University professor Olajide Agunloye is working to ensure students have access to ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

State tardy with plan to fix school program

Almost one month after the Department of Justice declared Georgia's program for children with behavioral and emotional disabilities was in violation of the ADA, the state still has not responded ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, July 31, 2015

Alternative school to launch mentoring program

Kim Evans, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA, said the program will help students learn about making good choices, choosing the right friends, coping with emotions and other issues that ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Golf program helps wounded vets

Two months ago, veteran Stanley Martin had barely ever held a golf club before. But after an eight-week PGA HOPE course, Martin has established a swing, learned the fundamentals and built lasting ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, July 25, 2015

GRU Literacy Center improving its tutoring curriculum

The GRU Literacy Center has been helping children and adults improve their reading skills since 1990, but it is now updating its curriculum with a partially online-based program.
By Tracey McManus

Student teachers must prove classroom skills

Georgia has become one of 12 states to require aspiring teachers to pass a performance-based assessment called edTPA, where candidates must demonstrate their effectiveness in the classroom.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, July 20, 2015

Civil rights activist, ex-Paine chairman Norman dies

Silas Norman Jr., a former Paine College Board of Trustees chairman whose work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s led to the desegregation of Augusta's city buses, died Friday from cancer. He ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ex-principal wants to change lives at barber college

Now focusing full-time on his job as president of Southern Barber College, a position he's held since 2009, Wayne Frazier has designed the program into one that teaches students life skills ...
By Tracey McManus

Events for 'Go Set a Watchman' release

Few books in American literature have been so highly anticipated as Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s second and only book after the 1960 classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, July 9, 2015

McCormick County man sentenced in animal abuse cases

A man was sentenced to three years in prison last month for the beating death of his girlfriend’s dog, two separate cases of the starvation of more than two dozen horses, donkeys and mules; and a ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, July 3, 2015

Richmond County school nutrition director retires

After 42 years with the school system, Josephine Mack, who retired Tuesday as the district nutrition director, said she couldn't have envisioned a more rewarding career.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rainbow flag stolen outside church

The Rev. Rick Sosbe hung the flag in front of the Metro­politan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Sunday to celebrate the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. On Thursday afternoon, he ...
By Tracey McManus

Animal ordinance still being reviewed

Augusta-Richmond County's long-debated animal ordinance package is under review by the city law department, but there is no timeline for when it could go to the Augusta Commission for a vote.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Veggie market helps Harrisburg eat healthy

The G.R.O.W. Harrisburg Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, funded with a $20,000 grant from Wholesome Wave Georgia from June through October, is the first of its kind in Georgia.
By Tracey McManus

Suit filed in stun gun death

The family of the man who died in 2013 after being handcuffed and tased by Richmond County Sheriff's deputies filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against Augusta-Richmond County, Sheriff ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some want debate over local Confederate symbols

No Augusta official has launched an effort to address the area's various Confederate landmarks, but some local legislators say it's time to have a discussion about Augusta's most prominent salute ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, June 26, 2015

Augusta group celebrates historic ruling

When the nation's highest court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the announcement happened to fall on the opening day of the 2015 Augusta Pride Festival and many other annual Pride ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, June 19, 2015

Aiken NAACP president says organization isn't about skin color

In the midst of coverage of Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane, Wash., NAACP branch president who is white but disguised herself as black, Howell said the role of whites in civil rights may have ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Company appeals pipeline decision

Kinder Morgan officials maintain that Commissioner Russell McMurry used improper procedures and committed an "abuse of discretion" in denying them a certificate of need.
By Tracey McManus
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AU professor doing research on Gulf War health disparities
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