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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

VA whistleblower files retaliation complaint

Laura Frantz says that Daniel Hoffman is the main person behind eight years of "harassment and improper processing of employee compensation and benefits."
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Social media policies differ among police agencies

Looking to prevent officers from posting inappropriate material online, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol have strict guidelines on employee use of social media sites.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Barrow touts his bipartisan ranking

Rep. John Barrow responded Friday to recent Republican attacks that he votes with President Obama 85 percent of the time by flashing his "badge of honor:" a ranking calling the Democrat Congress' ...
By Wesley Brown

Area counties already preparing for winter

Augusta-area emergency management officials said they have spent the summer purchasing additional snowplows and restocking road salt to stay ahead of nationwide shortages from February's crippling ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

VA police arrested on marijuana charge

Daniel Williamson, 28, of Augusta, was issued a citation and jailed in the Richmond County Detention Center about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 for having up to an ounce of marijuana in his possession.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Ex-Augusta VA director paid $76k, retired

Rebecca Wiley agreed to dismiss allegations against the VA of wrongful or unlawful conduct on the condition the agency pays her $76,006 to retire.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

TV ads spark controversy in House race

Cries by each party to remove deceitful campaign commercials started last week, when Rick Allen's staff claimed Rep. John Barrow and his insider friends in Washington got "caught red-handed" ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Inspections weed out problems at pump

According to state inspection reports, 128 pumps have been cited in area counties from 2010 through 2014 for violations ranging from leaky hoses to faulty dispensers that give out too little fuel ...
By Wesley Brown

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
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Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
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