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Monday, June 16, 2014

Paine tightens security

After two sexual assaults on the Paine College campus since 2012 and a series of shootings in May, Paine College President George C. Bradley announced upgrades to enhance safety.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, June 13, 2014

Flooding continues as funding stalls

This week's rainfall left some residents ankle-deep in water that pools in roads, driveways and sidewalks - a consequence of aging infrastructure and a lack of funding to deal with it.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tax scam lands ex-minister in prison

A former Augusta minister was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison Thursday for his role in a scheme that cashed almost a half-million dollars in stolen tax return checks.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Forum helps insurance first-timers

A forum Tuesday aimed to help people who may have acquired insurance under the Affordable Care Act and those whose plans may still seem daunting.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, June 9, 2014

Heritage Trail plans considered

Along with the typical activities of peering down Magnolia Lane or visiting downtown's James Brown statue, city leaders are hoping to add one more hotspot to the schedules of tourists visiting ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, June 6, 2014

Suspect in Burger King robbery denied bond

Bond was denied Friday for one of two suspects who are suspected of robbing the Burger King on 3201 Peach Orchard Road at gunpoint May 22.
By Tracey McManus

Bond denied man in roommate dismemberment

Altaye Levelle Knight was arrested May 22 after a woman picking wildflowers in a field off Williams Drive and Wilson Road in Hephzibah found the body of Damon Terrell Prymus, 27.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ex-mental patient gets 20 years in assault trial

Reginald Ogletree was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for the 2012 near fatal beating of a fellow patient at East Central Regional Hospital.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Georgia students will take new standardized test next year

Students in Georgia will face a new standardized test next year that focuses on college and career readiness, which officials are pegging as more rigorous than past assessments.
By Tracey McManus

Barrow working on ROTC amendment

The elimination of ROTC at Georgia Regents University and 12 other colleges was postponed this year and two U.S. congressmen are working to make sure the programs are given a fair shot before ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shelter animals in limbo

Dozens of adoptable dogs and cats will remain in limbo at Augusta Animal Services since the shelter lost its part-time veterinarian last month and now has no way to spay and neuter the animals.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, May 30, 2014

Aiken County holds pauper burials

There were eight paupers in Aiken County over the past year, people whose bodies went unclaimed or whose families could not afford a funeral. On Friday, the Aiken County Coroner's Office held a ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fed cuts behind Paine moves

Ten furloughs days will be implemented this summer for Paine College administrators, faculty and staff to offset shortages incurred from cuts to federal student aid programs.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New firefighters receive badges, prepare for service

On Thursday, Warrick graduated from this year's training class along with 19 other recruits, becoming the eighth female firefighter out of 285 on the ground.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jones, Johnson in Senate District 22 runoff

Neither of the two favorites in the State Senate District 22 race had enough votes to win outright, sending Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson and attorney Harold Jones II to the July runoff.
By Tracey McManus

2 groups submit charter school applications

Applications to be considered this year were due last Thursday, and the Charter Schools Commission of Georgia will announce decisions in the fall.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, May 19, 2014

Museum campaign nears end

With three days remaining in their online fundraising campaign and about half of their goal met, parents working to build a children's museum is hoping more community support will happen.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Federal review found Paine student aid violations

A U.S. Department of Ed­u­cation review last year at Paine College - prompted by allegations of financial mismanagement - found the school had violated a dozen areas of federal student ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, May 16, 2014

Woman broke color barrier in Augusta schools

Maria Thompkins had no idea she was about to make history when she was getting ready for school Aug. 26, 1964 - the day she became the first black child to enroll in an all-white Richmond County ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, May 12, 2014

Enrollment center offers 'one stop' shopping for GRU students

Georgia Regents University has launched an Enrollment Services Center that puts all three offices under one roof, providing a "one stop shop" allowing financial aid staff.
By Tracey McManus

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United Way opens door to new partners

For the first time since 2010, United Way of the CSRA is inviting new agencies and organizations to participate in the community investment process. The agency pre-application process begins July 29.
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