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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

Officers resign over inmate beating

Two corrections officers who were in supervisory roles when an 18-year-old Augusta man was beaten and held on a leash by cellmates at a Forsyth prison resigned amid a Department of Corrections ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Victim of sexual abuse finds healing as adult

University Hos­pi­tal's Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Ser­vices center works with advocates like Terri Allen to support survivors and to help progress society's views on sexual violence.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Some Paine accreditation violations resolved

A review team with Paine College's accreditation body found the school has resolved six of its 10 accreditation violations during a three-day site visit that concluded Wednesday, according to a ...
By Tracey McManus

Proposed animal ordinance may see April vote

With a week-long break approaching for the Masters Tournament and several loose ends still lingering in the ordinance details, some members say they foresee more delays.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

GRU plan integrates health science, liberal arts campuses

The health science and liberal arts divide of Georgia Regents University could be history by 2025, according to a 10-year master plan unveiled by consultants at a town hall meeting Wednesday.
By Tracey McManus

Family, friends of beaten inmate rally for prison reform

Hours after most of the judges and attorneys had gone home for the day, about 100 people stood in the Augusta Judicial Center's parking lot Wednesday and asked for justice.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Augusta man beaten, leashed in prison photo

Connie Kennedy said her daughter received a phone call from an untraceable number around 8 p.m. Friday in which a man demanded $150 for the safety of Cortez Berry, 18, an inmate at the Burruss ...
By Tracey McManus
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