Wesley Brown

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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

Gov. 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

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

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

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Appointment waits shrinking at Augusta VA

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center is making gradual strides toward achieving its goal of getting patients off waiting lists and into clinics for appointments.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

False police reports rare in Augusta

Police expect some embellishment when investigating a crime, but records show that false reports of a missing mountain lion in Aiken and a child abduction in Augusta this week are rare occurrences.
By Wesley Brown

Isakson to visit Augusta on Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will be in Augusta Tuesday for a number of veteran-focused meetings and a defense update.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

FEMA workshop held to improve disaster preparedness

More than 30 grant writers from counties across the region attended the workshop that U.S. Rep. John Barrow held to help local communities understand funding opportunities available through FEMA.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

VA awards wrongful-death settlement to local family

An east-central Georgia family was awarded a wrongful-death settlement from the Department of Veterans Affairs last week.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Augusta mayor proclamations top 1,100

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver likes signing proclamations. "To be recognized by the mayor's office, I believe it makes citizens feel more a part of the city and helps create a sense of civic pride ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

VA audit: Disability claims mishandled in Augusta

Federal investigators found in a recent inspection of the Department of Veterans Affairs' regional office in Atlanta that disability evaluations have been incorrectly processed for five years.
By Wesley Brown

Summer heat sends more to area cooling centers

Richmond and Columbia counties reported an increase in people seeking relief this summer compared to last, which saw cool, wet weather for most of June and July 2013.
By Wesley Brown
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