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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

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Cain sweeps to school board re-election

Richmond County Board of Education District 9 incumbent Venus Cain won a third term in office Tuesday, sweeping 72 percent of the votes over her challenger James Swanagan, a former school bus driver.
By Tracey McManus

Students warned about drug use, violence

The presentation was part of the Dream Builders of America's Youth organization's outreach to help steer teens from drugs and violence and into careers and education.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Resident helped more than 9,000 register to vote

Shirley Woodley, 65, has registered more than 9,000 people in Richmond County between 2008 and 2012 and more since then.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Students warned about drug use, violence

The presentation was part of the Dream Builders of America's Youth organization's outreach to help steer teens away from drugs and violence and into careers and education.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Romney campaigns in Augusta

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a crowd of about 300 people in Augusta on Wednesday that the key to helping the middle class, creating jobs and solving poverty is to vote ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Commission delays new animal ordinances

The Augusta Commission voted 9-0 to send the package back to the public safety committee and to form a committee of dog owners to provide feedback and suggestions.  
By Tracey McManus
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Romney won't run

WASHINGTON - After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.
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