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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Augusta VA promotes improvements in 'Summer of Service'

Augusta's VA hospital celebrated its "Summer of Service" initiative by announcing new administration, call center and more community partnerships to better serve the hospital's 45,525 patients.
By Wesley Brown

Contractor reports $3,000 in appliances stolen from new house

A local contractor who was putting the finishing touches on a newly constructed house in Hephzibah reported $3,000 in major appliances stolen from the home Wednesday, six days before he planned to ...
By Wesley Brown

Contest draws customers to new Chick-Fil-A in south Augusta

Augusta lawyer Richard Goolsby was one of 100 people at least 18 years old who camped overnight Wednesday at the new Chick-fil-A on Peach Orchard Road for a chance to win 52 free meals - one for ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Extremely low-income families struggle to find homes

Extremely low-income families in Augusta and Aiken have a harder time finding housing than renters nationwide, while Columbia County could soon have difficulty accommodating its poorest population.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Columbia County gets creative to fight gridlock

Like many fast-growing suburban areas in the U.S., Columbia County is trying to keep from being strangled by its own success.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Augusta VA eyeing new administrative hires

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has made its recommendation for a new chief of staff and will welcome a new associate director next month.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

Augusta Tech's Military Service Center is a place where veterans and service members can relax, study and learn how to maximize educational benefits, such as the G.I. Bill.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Air-conditioning service calls rise as temperatures climb

During the summer, Kenny Gilreath works nonstop, sometimes taking as many as 14 calls a day and staying out until midnight to fix residential and commercial units.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 22, 2015

Private e-mail accounts see official use

Some of the area's top elected officials use personal e-mail accounts to conduct government business - an issue Aiken County is reviewing to determine whether stricter policies are needed.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Single bid for bridge project part of larger trend

City records show that since December, the competition for city contracts has decreased drastically.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Some summer camps exempt from licensing

Nearly three dozen summer camps in Richmond and Columbia counties are exempt from having to obtain a license as a certified provider of child services, according to records provided by the Georgia ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 19, 2015

Retirement center staff not required to pass fire training

Unlike at assisted living and personal care facilities, Georgia law does not require employees to complete fire safety training at retirement centers such as Marshall Square.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Task force proposal targets unlicensed contractors

A task force formed to rid Columbia County of unlicensed contractors proposed a cleansing process that starts with building inspectors are properly permitted.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Columbia County approves new housing district

Columbia County leaders unanimously approved the creation of a new residential zoning district for compact neighborhoods, but a six-month moratorium on high-density housing will likely remain.
By Wesley Brown

New Georgia fireworks law to benefit local fireworks distributor

Fireworks retailers have yet to apply for business licenses in the Augusta area, but industry officials said Tuesday that local interest is growing and an Aiken County wholesale distributor should ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 15, 2015

Restoration of historic Butt Bridge falls behind schedule

Originally designed for horse-drawn wagons and autos such as Model T Fords, the 15th Street bridge was supposed to start receiving an expansive face-lift in January.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Columbia County to review contractors after fatal fall

Columbia County business leaders have formed a study committee to develop "workable methods" for verifying whether contractors are licensed and have liability insurance, a month after an ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 12, 2015

2 guardians ad litem recommended for reappointment despite allegations

The Augusta Bar Assoc­iation has recommended that Superior Court judges in Rich­mond and Columbia counties continue to appoint two guardians ad litem despite allegations that the women ...
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Tech software grant aims to better prepare students

In an effort to boost productivity and cut manufacturing costs in half, Siemens announced this month it would provide its Teamcenter and Tecnomatix software to Augusta Tech for free to give ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Aiken woman cited in Wagener wreck

An Aiken woman was charged with making an improper turn Thursday after a two-vehicle accident in Wagener that led to a tractor-trailer rolling over and one person being hospitalized with minor ...
By Wesley Brown
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Prayer rally held outside Planned Parenthood

With the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote Monday on a bill to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding, more than 100 residents gathered Sunday for a prayer rally in front of the organization's ...
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