Wesley Brown

Stories by Wesley Brown

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fishing without license costly in Georgia

It costs residents only $9 for a one-year fishing license in Georgia, but local rangers say there are still some who chance getting caught casting without a permit on state waters.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gleason showed real Hustler skills in Augusta

This is the story of how Jackie Gleason showed local pool sharks he was just as good as he looked in 'The Hustler.'
By Wesley Brown

Augusta billiards league grows in popularity

Once thought to be a dying sport, billiards is making a comeback in Augusta. The city's professional league has 16 teams, six more than the beginning of the year.
By Wesley Brown

Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

National experts say the quality of care in the Department of Veterans Affairs is in jeopardy because of a shortage of physicians and nurses at VA hospitals, including the one in Augusta.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for woes

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that the main reason for scheduling problems at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a shortage of clinicians.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Augusta homeowner's insurance claims from ice storm continue

Major insurance companies say they have processed most of the damage claims resulting from February's ice storm.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ceremony honors Georgia's Declaration signers

More than 100 people gathered around Augusta's Signers Monument on Friday to honor Georgia's three signers: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and George Walton.
By Wesley Brown

Aiken County man dies in motorcycle wreck

The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. Thursday and the driver of the wrecked Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle was identified as Marlyn Whetstone, 75, of Salley, Aiken County Coroner Tim ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vets turn to Barrow for benefits help

More than 200 veterans with problems filed into American Legion Post 205 on Highland Avenue on Thursday in hopes that U.S. Rep. John Barrow could help them connect with the VA to get their ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pharmacies see downside to discount cards

A free discount prescription card offered by the city to offset rising drug costs has saved Augusta residents more than $1.5 million on medications, but records show the savings could be greater.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Goodale House heads to court

Wes Sims, the owner of Goodale House, is scheduled to return to court July 22 to fight for the historic three-story house on Sand Bar Ferry Road whose west-facing chimney and adjoining wall ...
By Wesley Brown

Declaration signer home to open July 4th

For the first time guided tours at Meadow Garden, the historic farm home of George Walton in downtown Augusta, will be available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July Fourth.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 30, 2014

VA whistleblowers allege retaliation

The Office of Special Counsel has four open retaliation cases in which whistleblowers within the Department of Veterans Affairs allege they were punished for reporting concerns.
By Wesley Brown

Signers event gaining momentum

Ceremony on Friday on Greene Street to honor Georgia's three signers of the Declaration of Independence - George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Military hospitals have tighter scheduling than VA

In the Department of Defense, policy that sets the maximum amount of time in which hospitals and clinics must provide a patient with an appointment has led to more flexibility and positive ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 27, 2014

Third burglary in month reported at GRU fieldhouse

The latest burglary was reported about 12:50 a.m. Friday, when campus police discovered during a routine building check that the sliding entrance had been pried open.
By Wesley Brown

Workers exposed to mold, agency says

Not long after the Social Security Administration moved into a west Augusta office building in 2011, employees began to notice a troubling pattern of water seeping into the facility, producing an ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Army studies future cuts

A new base-realignment study paints a worst-case scenario of troop reduction at Fort Gordon that leaders say is "highly unlikely" with the cyber intelligence missions.
By Wesley Brown

Divers recover body of truck driver

After searching the Augusta Canal for 12 hours, authorities Thursday recovered the body of a truck driver about 300 yards downstream from where he lost control of his 18-wheeler and drove off ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Barrow announces special office hours for veterans

U.S. Rep. John Barrow will open his office for special hours and if needed will intervene on a veteran's behalf to address problems they may have connecting with the VA.
By Wesley Brown