Tracey McManus

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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

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Man arrested after police finds six dead dogs

A Burke County man was arrested Jan. 7 after police found six hunting dogs starved to death and four others without food, water or shelter.
By Tracey McManus

No new plan to name Paine president

Former provost Samuel Sullivan has served as interim president since Sept. 16, when George C. Bradley resigned after six years as president.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Events set to honor King's legacy

This week launches a series of celebratory events around the area where churches and community leaders come together to remember King's life and message.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Animal services board chairman resigns

The chairman of the Augusta Animal Services advisory board resigned, becoming the seventh person to leave the 10-member board in three months.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Soup kitchen more than a refuge

Augusta's sole soup kitchen, which serves meals 365 days a year to anybody who shows up, is not just a refuge for the homeless and hungry.
By Tracey McManus

Bill would allow magnet school students to play for other schools

In his first bill proposal as a state legislator, Rep. Brian Prince has prefiled legislation that would allow students who attend magnet schools to play sports at other schools.
By Tracey McManus

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
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