Tracey McManus

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Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Tumultuous 2014 for Paine

Over the course of one year, Paine College experienced a campus shooting, an upheaval in administration, received its third accreditation sanction in three years and heard from hundreds of ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Allegations led to NAACP chief's ouster

Thirteen years after sexual harassment and rape allegations first surfaced against former Augusta NAACP president Charles Smith, 2014 was the year they caught up to him.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Ex-superintendent to write of miraculous recovery

Taking his doctor's advice, former Richmond County school Superintendent Frank Roberson has nearly finished writing a 150-page book about his remarkable recovery from brain trauma.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Subcommittee debates animal ordinance revisions

The first meeting of a subcommittee formed to give input to the Animal Services department's advisory board and staff  was intended for hashing out opinions. And there were many.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Local school districts weigh three flexibility options

By June, every district in Georgia is required to adopt one of three flexibility options, essentially operating contracts that grant freedom from certain requirements of state law in exchange for ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Many counties lack animal control services

According to data from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, more than 30 percent of counties in Georgia lack municipal animal services.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Official lauds school meals program

In Richmond County, the Community Eligibility Provision program has eliminated a burdensome application process families had to use to qualify for free or reduced meals.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Augusta NAACP members look to chapter's future

Newly elected Augusta NAACP President Beulah Nash-Teachey is planning a roundtable discussion with the community to do one thing: listen.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Mom still missing

Since Tammy Kingery, a North Augusta wife and mother of three, went missing Sept. 20, police have still not named a suspect and have not received a single solid tip about her whereabouts.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Episcopal Day School taking different path to new facility

Almost two years after announcing a major expansion planned for Episcopal Day School, Headmaster Ned Murray said the proposal has now evolved into "a transformational way" to approach American ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Many college students don't finish in 4 years

While Georgia is one of 34 states recognized by Complete College America for adopting innovative support programs, on-time completion is still stark.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Rescue mission offers food, fellowship and hope

Augusta Rescue Mission and residential worker program delivered more than 200 meals to the homebound and served almost as many to the homeless in their dining hall.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Grovetown man's cancer disappears in 'miracle'

In what his oncologist can only explain as a miracle, Jimmy Walker's cancer was undetectable on a Nov. 14 PET scan and his kidneys have regained function, allowing him to spend another ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Graystone being investigated by USDA

Graystone Ranch in Hephzibah is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after exhibiting its Bengal tiger, raccoons, gray foxes and nearly 50 other animals to the public without a ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Pets need attention in colder weather

Outdoor animals left without shelter on freezing nights is not uncommon in rural Burke County, Ga., but without animal control, the sheriff's office has few resources to ensure pet owners are not ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Commission set to vote on animal board

The Augusta Commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the members of an Animal Services ordinance review subcommittee meant to help the shelter's advisory board finalize updates to the ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Advocates call for overhaul of federal law

While cramped housing may look like mistreatment to the casual observer, the conditions are perfectly legal under the federal Animal Welfare Act, the law that is meant to protect animals in captivity.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Three families mourn violence that killed two

Before the crowd let the bright orange balloon float into the sky, a grieving mother made a tearful plea. "We've got to stop this," Mary Gale said on Wednesday at a candlelight vigil for her son, ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

GRU officials say enrollment numbers evidence of tougher criteria

While total enrollment fell for two years straight at Georgia Regents University, officials say the shift is actually evidence of progress toward recruiting and retaining high achieving students.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

GRU enrollment numbers show decline

Its undergraduate body alone fell to 4,899 - an 8 percent drop from 2013 and a 25 percent decline from Augusta State University's 6,528 class in fall 2012, the last year before it consolidated ...
By Tracey McManus
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