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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Augusta debris removal to cost $5 million more

Citing debris totals that have more than doubled since February's ice storm, city officials said Tuesday that an additional $5 million is needed for contract crews to complete the monumental ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hot spots revealed at Thurmond

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that hot spots for the state's second most popular freshwater fish at Clarks Hill - crappie - include Soap, Fishing, Grays and Newford creeks.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ice weakened area tree canopy

Augusta's tree canopy suffered major blows during February's ice storm and is now particularly vulnerable to losing more limbs in the coming months.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Claims against coroner detailed

Death certificates, probate judgments and estate records obtained by The Augusta Chronicle show the depth of Grover Tuten's alleged theft from the dead during his time as Richmond County coroner.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fort Gordon students experience benefits of STEM

More than 50 guests from 21 local companies, schools and organizations attended Freedom Park School's first STEM celebration, an all-day event devoted to the curriculums of science, technology, ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, March 13, 2014

American Legion ramping up recruitment, service efforts

National and state teams from The American Legion were available to discuss veteran's benefits, community service opportunities and local membership during a three-day event in Augusta beginning ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Accountability demands grow as more VA patients complain

Richard Johnson tried seven times in three years to speak to Rebecca Wiley's administration about issues with his care at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Augusta VA chief of staff remains on payroll after resignation

Dr. Luke Stapleton, 61, stepped down from the administrative position March 10, 2013, but hospital spokesman Pete Scovill said Tuesday that the hematologist remains on the medical center's payroll.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, March 10, 2014

Veterans complain of VA delays

Veterans complained about care they received at Augusta's Veterans Administration Medical Center to The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force, a decade-old group that chose Augusta this ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Augusta whistle-blower still seeks resolution with VA

An Augusta whistle-blower is still seeking resolution with the Department of Veterans Affairs after seven years of legal wrangling, even as lawmakers attempt to grant the VA even greater powers.
By Wesley Brown

Pardon Our Mess: Litter between Fort Gordon gates

Four miles of trash strewn along the Gordon Highway median and eastbound shoulder make the area surrounding Fort Gordon's gates look "very shabby," motorists and residents say.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Debris removal progresses, but a lot is left to be picked up

Area residents are being asked to watch out for debris removal trucks that will be hauling tons of storm debris in the weeks ahead of the April 5 deadline.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Proposed cuts could cost commissary customers

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced major cuts in his department's budget last month that would cut the $1.4 billion taxpayer subsidy military commissaries use to charge their customers less ...
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Warrior Project plans first national symposium

Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of the Augusta Warrior Project, said the focus of the event is to build relationships and identify service gaps among community outreach groups to help veterans ...
By Wesley Brown

Dog owner apologizes for barking complaints

Harrisburg resident Milledge Jackson says his two dogs have helped cut down on thefts.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

American Legion plans events to discuss veteran benefits, care

The American Legion will hold a series of sessions in Augusta next week to discuss veteran benefits, including the quality of care being provided at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.
By Wesley Brown

Military job fair set for March 20

The event, which will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at Fort Gordon's Army Reserve Center, will offer jobs with at least 10 organizations for military personnel returning from duty.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, March 3, 2014

Student brings jobs to hometown

Dayne Porter, a 2010 graduate of North Augusta High School, said he brought the Student Painters program to his hometown after hearing local college students say they were having difficulty ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, March 2, 2014

E-cig marketing bill upsets some

A group of five Democratic senators introduced the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act last week to "prohibit the marketing of e-cigarettes to children and teens."
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Cyber general touts Fort Gordon growth

The commanding general of the Army Cyber Command said Thurs­day that over the next five years Au­gusta will become a "city of innovation and transformation" as thousands of soldiers and ...
By Wesley Brown

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Bubba at Waffle House

Forget going to Disney World. Bubba Watson celebrated his Sunday Masters with a trip to an Augusta Waffle House.