Wesley Brown

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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Area lawmakers split on ISIS response

Reps. John Barrow, D-Ga., and Joe Wilson, R-S.C., were among 273 House lawmakers to vote in favor of funding the training operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Rep. Paul Broun, ...
By Wesley Brown

Compass Academy founder gets 14 years

Jonathan "Jay" Brooks, the founder of Aiken's failed Compass Academy, is expected to begin a 14-year prison sentence Saturday in South Carolina after pleading guilty this week.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Macon pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

Dianne Lewis named the Augusta area's resident chaplain of the year.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Norfolk Southern invests in safety improvements

A year after a south Augusta train derailment caused a three-day closure of one of the area's most traveled highways, Norfolk Southern is making safety improvements.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Taking ownership of downtown

With new measures in place to curb street violence and illegal vendors, downtown Augusta businesses have pulled together a grassroots movement.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Projection favors Allen over Barrow

Despite winning five consecutive terms in the House, a recent electoral projection suggests Rep. John Bar­row’s luck will run out in the 12th Congressional District this year.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Retired colonel fought for Medal of Honor recipient

Shortly before his death in 2009, retired Col. Kenneth Facey wrote Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., supporting a request that Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Distinguished Service Cross be upgraded to ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Augusta VA to join National Resource Directory

Expanding on its efforts to provide timely care, the VA Medical Center’s Mental Health Clinic announced Wednesday it’s joining a new database that connects veterans and caregivers to support ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Veterans want review of Augusta VA advocates

During the two-hour outreach event held by Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, more than 100 veterans demanded a review of the program.
By Wesley Brown

Army Cyber Command chief describes new network in works

The commanding general of the Army Cyber Command said that his team expects to break ground next year on a defense network at Fort Gordon.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Augusta VA silent on patient treatment

For nearly two years, medical records show Augusta VA doctors have delayed appointments and used outdated reports to diagnose Durwin Martin's injured left knee.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Augusta VA announces town hall meeting

The director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will provide an update on facility improvements next week during a town hall the Augusta hospital is holding to address long wait times and ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Augusta food bank expands

Golden Harvest Food Bank opened a new warehouse Thursday to serve the growing number of residents who rely on pantries, kitchens and shelters to provide groceries and meals for themselves each year.
By Wesley Brown

Fort Gordon hospital recognized

Eisenhower Army Medical Center celebrated a national study this week that found the Fort Gordon hospital has consistently ranked among the best in the country for lower-than-expected surgical ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Labor Day weekend busy for state rangers

The Labor Day weekend was busier than officials hoped, with the three-day holiday period yielding four drowning deaths, nine boating incidents and 17 boating-under-the-influence (BUI) arrests ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Historic Augusta accused of fraud

The owner of the Goodale House delivered a criminal complaint to the Secretary of State's office accusing Historic Augusta of using his name to win a grant.
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
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