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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Drop in for fun, leave with an adopted pet

Augusta Animal Services is hosting its third annual Family Fun Day on Saturday to help educate the public about pet care and to move dogs and cats out of the high-kill shelter and into loving ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Decision near on pipeline

Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry is expected to issue a decision by Tuesday on a controversial, tri-state petroleum pipeline, proposed to run through 210 miles in ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5K race to spread message of nonviolence Sunday

Community activists are encouraging teens to take a pledge against the use and glorification of guns and to participate in a 5K aimed at spreading a message of non violence.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, May 9, 2015

School officials bemoan lack of college tracking

With no comprehensive tracking system in place to follow students from high school to college, school districts across Georgia, and most across the nation, have no way to measure how successful ...
By Tracey McManus

Family of police-shooting victim say video shows truth

State officials have denied all requests to release police car video of Ernest Satterwhite's shooting last year. His son says releasing the video would be a way to hold public officials ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pipeline hearing draws crowd

The hearing at Augusta Technical College's Burke County campus, attended by about 400, was the last chance for public comment before the May 19 deadline for DOT to respond to Kinder Morgan's ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Georgia hearing on petroleum pipeline nears

The final public hearing before the Georgia Department of Transportation is expected to make a decision on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity is scheduled in ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Atlanta Gas Light delays church demolition plans

Atlanta Gas Light is delaying plans to demolish the historic Trinity CME Church after a group of community members voiced doubts about the methods the natural gas wholesaler used to condemn the ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Paine College drops 35 students for nonpayment

Paine College is dropping 35 students as a result of nonpayment of tuition, a “tough decision” being made to reduce the college’s debt and help remove Paine from a probation sanction with its ...
By Tracey McManus

Twiggs Circle homes show promise, but doubt remains

With the unveiling of two newly built homes on Wednesday, city leaders and redevelopment partners unveiled Phase I of Twiggs Circle, one of several revitalization projects set in the dilapidated ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, April 27, 2015

Animal ordinance panel votes to ban tethering

The subcommittee voted to include a ban on outdoor tethering and a ban on dogs riding freely in the beds of pickups on roads with speed limits higher than 35 mph.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, April 24, 2015

Paine trustees extend interim president's contract

The Paine College board of trustees voted to extend interim President Samuel Sullivan's contract until June 2016 at its spring meeting last week, and voted to establish a search committee for a ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, April 23, 2015

School board approves Davidson building sale

New York businessman Ernest English Jr. said he plans to close on a $500,000 purchase with the Richmond County Board of Education on May 7. The board of education approved the sale on Tuesday.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tuition increases tough on students

Along with the higher costs of providing services and a push to create new academic programs, higher tuition at Georgia's state colleges and universities is a result of years of the state ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Paine faculty seek to make Sullivan permanent president

Paine College faculty passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the Board of Trustees to make Interim President Samuel Sullivan the college's permanent leader.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, April 10, 2015

Customers turn out to try, order Apple Watch

Available for pre-order and try-ons Friday, the public got a first-look at the device that can send emails, make phone calls, write texts and track weight loss all from the wrist. 
By Tracey McManus

Elder honored as trailblazer

To honor 40 years since Lee Elder broke the color barrier in golf's most revered event, about 300 supporters, family and celebrities shared stories of their friend.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Record-breaking crowd turns out for Rock Fore! Dough

It was hot by the time A Thousand Horses took the stage on Tuesday, but the heat didn't deter thousands of concert-goers from making this year's Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough the largest yet.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, April 6, 2015

Augusta offers taste of city at reception

The reception honored longtime Ben Crenshaw caddie and Augusta native Carl Jackson and featured a concert by country rapper Colt Ford.
By Tracey McManus

Airport music calming for travelers

For the third year, Augusta Regional has lined up local musicians to perform in the gate area of the main terminal. A different act will perform in the Spring Music Fest each day through Monday.
By Tracey McManus
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Duncan won't seek Harbin seat

Columbia County District 1 Commissioner Doug Duncan said Thursday he had decided against pursuing the open legislative seat being vacated by longtime State Rep. Ben Harbin next week.
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