Tracey McManus

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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Glitch causes delay in energy assistance

EOA Energy Coordinator Patricia Johnson said the delay was caused by a coding error in the accounting system that has been corrected and that residents should expect to receive funds within the ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Grovetown preparing for growth

The Grovetown of Mayor George James’ childhood was one of the cliche, sleepy Southern town. Now the short-term goals for the city surpass anything James, a life-long Grovetown resident, could ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Young Democrats of Augusta-Richmond County meet

After fluttering in and out of activity over the past several decades, the local Young Democrats chapter was revived Tuesday - this time for good, its members said. 
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

12-year-old working on second bill proposal

The Grovetown seventh-grader who convinced lawmakers this year to introduce a bill that would lower the minimum age for holding state office has begun drafting his second piece of legislation.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Historic church to be demolished

Augusta's Trinity CME Church, a historic sanctuary built by former slaves, will be demolished this year during Atlanta Gas Light's remedia­tion project to remove ground contamination in the area.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Obama never part of plan for local student, group says

The Washington D.C.-based organization that helped coordinate an Augusta high school student's visit to the capital said it never told officials the student would be attending a bill signing or ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Josey student leaves for DC, but won't meet Obama

T.W. Josey High School homecoming queen Adejah Nesbitt departed for the Washington on Monday - but not exactly for what she expected.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Family pushes through international adoption process

The Graham family has made more headway than they ever would have expected in their push to adopt a Polish orphan. But their journey is still not complete.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Animal advisory subcommittee discussion drifting away from goals

A subcommittee formed last year to address concerns competitive dog owners had about proposed animal ordinances now appears to have drifted off topic.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Graystone Ranch relinquishes animals

The owners of Graystone Ranch in Hephzibah withdrew their application for a new operating license with the U.S. Department of Agricuture on Friday and have relinquished all of their exotic animals ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Plea deal reached in Aiken cop slaying trial

AIKEN -- A plea deal was offered this morning in the trial of the man charged with the 2011 slaying of Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson and is being reviewed.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Charter school construction begins

Construction has begun on Richmond County's first start-up charter school, and officials say the building will be ready in August for the 2015-16 school year.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Protesters target circus animals' treatment

Protesters say the circus is an outdated form of entertainment that is physically and psychologically abusive to animals, which has been documented in undercover videos and spurred recent ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Jury selected in trial of officer's slaying

A jury panel of three men and nine women was sworn in Thursday in the murder trial of Stephon Carter, who is facing the death penalty in the 2011 fatal shooting of Aiken Public Safety Officer ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Former inmate making most of second chance

Convicted of murder in 1993, Sean Walker was recognized earlier this month by Gov. Nathan Deal for his rehabilitation.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Group starts conversation on child sexual abuse in schools

I Breathe I Rise met with about a dozen community leaders, lawmakers and educators Thursday to discuss the weaknesses in the current system and cultural barriers in the profession that make ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

TEDx Augusta event coming Jan. 30

The city's second annual TEDx event will focus on the theme of "connections," which organizer Grace Belangia said highlights intersections between people or concepts that are normally unexpected.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Paine student plays role in 'Selma'

Samuel Lee Fudge, 23, appears in three scenes as a student marcher in the major motion picture Selma, which received four Golden Globe nominations.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Critics decry abuse in horse 'kill buying'

Kill buyers purchase horses at auctions or other outlets in the U.S., haul them hundreds of miles and sell them by the trailer-load to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Grand jury finds needs at animal shelter

Augusta Animal Services is understaffed and undersized with a need for more trucks on the road, a bigger building and more comfortable conditions for dogs, according to findings by a grand jury.
By Tracey McManus
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