Stories by Wesley Brown
Staff Writer

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Acting VA secretary to visit Augusta

Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, will visit the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on Thursday to meet with hospital leadership, employees and key stakeholders to ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Monday, June 16, 2014

Augusta cooling centers open to fan incoming heat spell

More than 15 air-conditioned cooling centers opened across the Augusta area Monday as emergency officials and residents began to prepare for temperatures making their annual climb toward the ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Monday, May 12, 2014

Some religious groups oppose new gun law

Dubbed the "guns everywhere" legislation by opponents, House Bill 60 passed on the final day of this year's state legislative session and expands where Georgians may legally carry firearms, ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

VA inspection reveals patient develops ulcer, loses wheelchair during Augusta stay

Poor patient care and lapses in communication between facility staff led to one veteran in his 60s developing a pressure ulcer, and losing his wallet and motorized wheelchair during his stay last ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Tornado drill scheduled Friday

People at schools, hospitals, government offices and private businesses are urged to participate and should seek shelter under a sturdy piece of furniture in a small interior room, closet, ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Some veterans rank Augusta VA high for treatment

Despite three deaths and four injuries being linked to the VA hospital's embattled gastrointestinal clinic, some patients in other programs say the care they receive is "top notch."
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Sheriff's office investigates burglary of 25 storage units

Midway Storage and Rental on Barton Chapel Road reported burglaries in 11 units, while American Storage on Wrightsboro Road told police that crooks had entered 14, according to an sheriff's office ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Marine aircraft to fly near Fort Gordon and Barnwell

The Marines and sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, N.C., will conduct training from Thursday to Saturday.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Declaration signers honored in Augusta

More than 50 people gathered along Greene Street on Independence Day to celebrate and call for the preservation of Signers' Monument, dedicated on July 4, 1848.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fort Gordon to hold 'listening session' on potential troop reductions

Fort Gordon will hold a "listening session" Thursday to give area residents, community leaders and elected officials an opportunity to provide feedback on potential troop reductions at the local ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fort Gordon to hold 'listening session'

Fort Gordon has been selected as one of 29 Army installations to hold listening session on cuts detailed in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Fort Gordon's Spring Fest begins Thursday

Fort Gordon's Spring Fest 2013 will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday with a carnival, displays and music. It runs through Sunday at Barton Field.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fort Gordon post exchange expanding

At a time when military bases around the country are considering downsizing their trading posts, Fort Gordon is expanding its general store into a $32 million facility that will compete with the ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Red Carpet Tour brings hope to Augusta

A slightly above average crowd during the state's Red Carpet Tour through Augusta Thursday has local officials hoping they can lure in another major company.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer
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'Go Downtown' initiative gets mixed reviews

The "Go Downtown" initiative aims to foster a downtown environment that welcomes the college community and creates business for merchants. The event is held every third Thursday of the month ...
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