Wesley Brown

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Columbia County official honored for aiding disabled

Columbia County’s emergency management director was recognized for providing people with disabilities “equal access to information and services” on Friday.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Graduate celebrates perfect K-12 attendance

ARC graduate Allegra Jones never missed a day of school from kindergarten through 12th grade.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta VA announces 'Summer of Service' to recruit volunteer help

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is launching a "Summer of Service" to address veterans' health care, housing and employment needs by creating and building partnerships with residents in the ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Soldier focuses on family as deployment nears

Sgt. Dwayne Davis' pre-deployment ritual included spending as much quality time as possible with his three sons before leaving for a nine-month tour to Southwest Asia in late May.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

VA opens 2K event to public to spotlight needs, problems of homeless veterans in area

For the first time, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center opened its annual VA2K event to the community, accepting cash donations and pledges from participants willing to walk on the Augusta ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, May 18, 2015

Slain deputy's family, foundation shocked by doctor's story

Robert Paugh and Michael Cardenaz spoke publicly for the first time since Dr. Patrick Lillard revealed that the soldier who killed J.D. Paugh needed help.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pardon Our Mess: Random trash on Battle Row

On the right side of the road, behind a large bush, two cardboard boxes, two trash bags and other garbage has been dumped in the right of way.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Welding growing in popularity as profession

A growing need for welders in Georgia has led members of the public and private sector to combine their resources with technical colleges to create good-paying jobs and attract investment.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 15, 2015

Doctor says military failed soldier who killed police officer

An Army psychiatrist said Friday that he repeatedly warned Fort Gordon commanders of the dangers of a soldier who ended up shooting and killing a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy before killing ...
By Wesley Brown

Count shows fewer homeless in Augusta

Preliminary findings of a 2015 count released Friday show Augusta's homeless population has decreased by nearly half in the past two years, but one city official said it's too soon to celebrate.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Columbia County maps growth at charrette

“Let’s not grow out of control,” commissioner Bill Morris said. “Before we move full speed ahead, let’s take a look at our growth patterns and incorporate our history into our future.”
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vehicle captures county growth

In February, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners approved a $73,240 contract with Cartegraph Systems, an Iowa-based software consulting firm, to collect images of 1,165 miles of roadway as ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Road tax to raise gas prices

Starting July 1, the average Georgia driver will pay about 6 cents more for a gallon of gas, while distributors of unleaded and diesel fuel will see taxes increase.
By Wesley Brown

No McDuffie County equipment seized in EMS raid

Homeland Security agents executed a two-hour search warrant on the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Service on May 6, without warning. 
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Augusta VA inspection report still unreleased

The Department of Veterans Af­fairs' Inspector General's Office continues to withhold findings of health care violations at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, despite six months of ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 9, 2015

High-end housing ducks county moratorium

Halfway through a six-month moratorium on high-density housing, Columbia County continues to take a hard stance against townhomes and compact neighborhoods while still granting approval for three ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Augusta Bar reaffirms its civic duties

Richmond County Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet led the Augusta Bar Association's second annual Law Day Oath Renewal Ceremony for area attorneys to "recommit to the cause of freedom" ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tiny 'speed trap' towns not what they seem to be

Stapleton police Chief Robert Hoffman is well aware that his town of 420 people in northwestern Jefferson County, Ga., is considered a speed trap. He denies that's the case. And he is right - ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Allen on Fort Gordon infrastructure issues

Among the upgrades Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., said he planned to report a lack of gates for increased traffic and aging educational facilities that needed renovation or replacement.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, May 4, 2015

Augusta VA director strengthening staff relationships after 2-year 'beating'

The new director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Monday she has spent her first three months establishing positive relationships with staff who have endured a ...
By Wesley Brown
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