Wesley Brown

Stories by Wesley Brown

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

Augusta ranks 92nd among 200 safest driving cities

In Allstate's annual "America's Best Drivers Report" released this week, Augusta ranked 92nd safest among America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency.
By Wesley Brown

Meth lab cleanup at Georgia motels lacks firm rules

Cleaning up abandoned meth labs is a common occurrence in Augusta motels, although there is no Georgia law requiring remediation.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Adverse care confirmed at Augusta VA

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center appears to be making strides toward erasing long wait times, but documents suggest the hospital still has a ways to go to improve quality of care.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Community Expo welcomes cyber newcomers

In its first year running the Community Expo, the Fort Gordon Spouses and Civilians Club rolled out the red carpet for the hundreds of military personnel, civilians and contractors already moving ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Authorities to target impaired drivers during holiday

Authorities in Georgia and South Carolina are teaming up this weekend to target impaired drivers.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Fort Gordon training injuries increase

The death of a Mississippi national guardsman at Fort Gordon this month highlights a growing trend of training injuries that one Army doctor said could be solved.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Military conference returns to Augusta

The national conference that rallied support for the cyber command's move to Fort Gordon last year will return to highlight the area as a leader in new technology.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

GMC seeks graduates who have fought since World War I

Georgia Military College is searching for alumni for an online project honoring graduates who served in the past seven American wars.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Historic Augusta accused of fraud by Goodale House owner

The owner of the Goodale House, one of Georgia's oldest homes, is planning to file a criminal complaint against Historic Augusta after he says the longstanding nonprofit organization fraudulently ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Nunn visits area to discuss plan against shutdowns

Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn spoke at a roundtable lunch discussion at 209 Café downtown on Friday.
By Wesley Brown

Deal accepts Jackson's resignation

Gov. Nathan Deal accepted the resignation of Joe Jackson on Friday, clearing the way for the Augusta Commission to fill the vacated District 6 seat on Monday.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Commission to discuss Jackson replacement Monday

Mayor Pro tem Corey Johnson requested the issue be addressed at Monday's called commission meeting at 11:30 a.m., according to clerk Lena Bonner.
By Wesley Brown

Ruben given last shot on downtown buildings

Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen approved an agreement reached this week to obtain a boarding permit in the next 30 days to "mothball" two buildings Bonnie Ruben owns on Broad Street.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Jackson resigns from commission

Joe Jackson quit the Au­gusta Commission on Wednesday, citing "family and personal circumstances" in his resignation letter to Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Wesley Brown

Military air training reported

Fort Gordon's training area is holding routine, scheduled Air Force cargo drop training from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and again from 7 to 10 p.m.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

Outlining the benefits of a $16 billion reform package he helped negotiate last month, Sen. Johnny Isakson told Augusta veterans they can expect more accountability.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

SCANA Energy offers military discount

SCANA Energy announced substantial savings for all members of the U.S. military Monday by becoming the first natural gas provider in Georgia to offer a discount to service members and their families.
By Wesley Brown

Fort Gordon lacks comments on possible job cuts

With only a week left for the public to challenge an Army assessment that proposes the loss of 4,683 jobs at Fort Gordon, no opposition has been shown from the post's surrounding communities.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Local veteran: examinations not thorough enough

A majority of the 200 veterans who attended Rep. John Barrow's VA town-hall meeting last month complained the QTC exam center routinely rates local veterans poorly for disability.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Recycling program awards unearned discounts

The Augusta Chronicle found that the Virginia-based company that runs the city's Recycling Perks program has been inflating household participation records and as a result, cheating local ...
By Wesley Brown
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