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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quick actions at fort hospital saves a life, valuable meds

Two soldiers were honored this month for acting quickly to save a patient's life and $1.1 million in medical supplies when equipment shut down during a power outage inside the hospital's pharmacies.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Allen urges support of Death Tax Repeal Act

The 2015 Death Tax Repeal Act would stop the IRS from collecting 40 percent on all estates exceeding $5.4 million for single property owners and $10.8 million for married couples.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Red Cross helps Nepal relief effort

The American Red Cross has launched a global fund-raising campaign and is accepting donations at its Augusta chapter to assist Nepal.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Augusta, Aiken boast different benefits for water park

Developer Benjamin Bell could have his choice between more commercial property or fewer government regulations and fees if he decides to build a $20 million water park in Augusta or Aiken County.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Falcons, soldiers learn from one another in team's visit

Joe Hawley is comfortable being a leader in the Atlanta Falcons huddle. On Thursday, Fort Gordon soldiers put the starting center’s communication skills to the test.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Couple builds lasting relationships through exchange program

Judy and Peter Slavovsky's home exhibits all the usual signs of an empty nest. The exception is that the Slavovskies have for nearly two decades have opened their home and hearts to ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Problems reported on Augusta VA elevators

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center had to call contract mechanics 260 times last year to repair broken and stuck elevators that records show trapped 25 passengers and ...
By Wesley Brown

State officials try to calm roadway extension concerns

State officials met with a group to calm concerns that construction could cause soil and stream contamination and damage personal property, public health and the local environment.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mosquito complaints increased last year

Augusta received nearly 2,100 more mosquito complaints last year than Colum­bia County for what records suggest could be the result of more residential properties and swimming pools being ...
By Wesley Brown

Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion closing

Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion, the second-largest in the Army, is one of 10 military medical units nationwide that will be closed by August 2016, as the number of sick and injured ...
By Wesley Brown

Lights of the South license suspended

Lights of the South, the popular holiday attraction near Grovetown, had its business license suspended earlier this week, pending a vote before the Columbia County Commission next Tuesday.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Run to honor Augusta artist

Walton Foundation for Independence will hold the 5K Run With Art on April 18 in downtown Augusta to honor Kathleen Girdler Engler, a longtime supporter.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

The Augusta Judicial Circuit overhauled its guardian ad litem program last month, adopting new policies to contain outrage from families who say inexperienced child-custody evaluators are ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, April 13, 2015

Masters guests leave leftovers

While cleaning her kitchen Monday, Ellen Ribock opened her refrigerator to find about 50 Yuengling beers inside. That's in addition to the Doritos, barbeque chips, tequila and rum she found while ...
By Wesley Brown

Fort Gordon club nearly doubles grant awards

The Fort Gordon Spouses' and Civilians' Club announced it will nearly double the donations it awards annually in community grants and college scholarships this spring after a successful year at ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Veterans court gives former military a second chance

With more men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental and physical scars, courts exclusively for veterans are becoming widely popular on a national scale and Augusta is on the ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Augusta VA looks at Jefferson County clinc

The director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said her staff will review the "feasibility of establishing a community-based outpatient clinic in Jefferson County."
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Columbia County adds smart traffic lights

Columbia County has added all of its 65 stoplight intersections to InSync, an adaptive traffic-control system that coordinates the timing of lights and enables them to communicate to keep vehicles ...
By Wesley Brown

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
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Augusta VA announces 'Summer of Service' to recruit volunteer help

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is launching a "Summer of Service" to address veterans' health care, housing and employment needs by creating and building partnerships with residents in the ...
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