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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Board overrides withdrawal request, denies water park rezoning

The decision to allow a $20 million water park to go up near Grovetown now rests in the hands of the Columbia County Board Commission after developers and public officials failed to resolve a ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rent money stolen with string, glue

The manager of an Augusta apartment complex told police Tuesday that he thinks two men used string and glue to steal rent payments from the facility's drop box.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fans hit golf shop early

While helping a woman pick up some dropped merchandise inside Augusta National’s golf shop Monday, David Fields came across an item he had never seen in more than four decades of following the ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rezoning request pulled for water park

Benjamin Bell announced he had temporarily suspended plans for Scuttle's Island, citing an ongoing dispute with Columbia County Planning Services.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

'We are Downtown Augusta' billboards to end

The most prominent aspect of the "We are Downtown Augusta" marketing campaign - a 20-foot-tall billboard on John C. Calhoun Expressway - will not be renewed.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Official considering expanding stormwater penalties

Columbia County proposed stormater policy would allow officials to file tax liens and suspend business licenses or building permits against delinquent property owners.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Soldier transition battalion draws complaints

In the past five years, soldiers have filed 76 complaints against Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion - fifth-most among the 33 units that received at least one complaint.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, March 27, 2015

Allen lauds GOP budget plan

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen says legislation House Republicans approved this week to balance the federal budget in fewer than 10 years through "meaningful" spending cuts "promotes greater economic ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Local collectors start 'picking' business

Robert Cope and his 29-year-old protégé Steven Black travel the Southeast within a 100-mile radius surrounding the Augusta area - from Columbia to Waynesboro - buying items for resale, for clients ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Richmond County population up slightly in 2014

Augusta's population grew slightly last year, but not as fast as Columbia and Aiken counties, which continue to attract a majority of the area's incoming residents, according to new Census ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, March 23, 2015

New VA director hears complaints

The new director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center made her first public appearance before nearly 100 patients. 
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Burke collection more than 'chicken bucket'

Freddie Taylor has a 30-foot-tall Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket that motorists along Highway 25 can see for miles at night. But that's just the most noticeable part of his sign collection.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Report: Wound-care device misused at VA

A report found that nurses and physicians at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center failed to maintain a vacuum-assisted device used to close a patient's surgical incision in 2013.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Graniteville man arrested after causing bus crash

The South Carolina Highway patrol arrested a Graniteville man Wednesday who they say caused a three-vehicle wreck in Aiken County and fled authorities after attempting to pass a stopped school bus ...
By Wesley Brown

ADA advocate sets deadline for Augusta leaders

A community-rights activist plans to give the city until Friday to respond to allegations Augusta leaders violated the Americans with Disabilities Act through failures in administration, ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, March 16, 2015

Few veterans offered Choice Cards

A Department of Veterans Affairs program started in November to resolve nationwide delays in care lacks consistent guidelines and effective management, reports show.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Augusta VA program helps reduce travel reimbursements

The Veterans Transportation Service has helped the Augusta VA gradually eliminate long trips and reduce reimbursement payments by more than 8 percent in the past three fiscal years, according to ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, March 13, 2015

Students learn benefits of science, technology, math education

Close to 20 presenters from about a dozen organization went into the classroom Friday to pass along general physics knowledge.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, March 12, 2015

National Guard opens new Evans office

The Georgia National Guard hopes a more spacious and centralized recruiting office in Columbia County will help officers fill openings after the Augusta region fell 11 soldiers short of its 2014 goal.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

River Watch extension complaints prompt water tests

Columbia County workers collected water samples Wednesday from various homes affected by a three-mile extension of River Watch Parkway to ensure no contamination has occurred.
By Wesley Brown
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