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Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Summer heat sends more to area cooling centers

Richmond and Columbia counties reported an increase in people seeking relief this summer compared to last, which saw cool, wet weather for most of June and July 2013.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Army Reserve unit celebrates 45 years

There was a rule among Army supply fleets in Vietnam not to stop for cargo trucks in distress for fear of enemy fire or attack. The 319th Transportation Company from Augusta never followed it.
By Wesley Brown

Quadcopters - not drones - flying off shelves

The devices have been soaring off retail shelves as more outdoor enthusiasts use cameras, especially ones with video, to capture adventures.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Bachelor's degree coming to Augusta junior college

Pending approval of its accrediting agency, Georgia Military College is targeting August 2015 to begin offering its new Bachelor of Applied Science degree at its Augusta, Milledgeville, Columbus, ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Organization provides free counsel as more VA disability is awarded in Augusta

To provide speed and clarity to the process, the American Bar Association, in close coordination with the VA, has started the Veterans Claims Assistance Network.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Veteran blasts Augusta VA care

Ronald Sharp still has flashbacks to the 27 combat explosions he endured in Afghanistan, but said the nightmare that haunts him most is the treatment he received at Charlie Norwood.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Barrow to hold Augusta jobs fair

Rep. John Barrow will hold his annual jobs fair in Augusta next week while away from Congress for a month-long district work period.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Audit: Augusta VA schedulers changed appointment times

The survey results come as the VA continues to provide twice-monthly updates of how many veterans and newly enrolled patients still wait for initial appointments.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Federal, local VA documents differ

New information released Wednesday by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs contradicts federal documents that the local VA provided The Augusta Chronicle earlier this month.
By Wesley Brown

Funds needed for Goodale House

The owner of the Goodale House on Sand Bar Ferry Road started an online fundraiser to help restore one of Georgia's oldest surviving homes. And he's giving away pieces of the house as rewards for ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Battle over vacant buildings could go to court

Last week, Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen gave Bonnie Ruben and the city of Augusta 30 days to reach an agreement on whether a former department store and burned nightclub she ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fort Gordon hiring 100 for Exchange

The Fort Gordon Post Exchange is hiring more than 100 new associates to support a $22 million expansion at its facility, which includes nearly doubling the retail space and adding three businesses ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Inspections address school bus problems

An analysis of the reports by "The Augusta Chronicle" found that 25 percent of Richmond County's 216 school buses were declared unfit to carry students in 2013. Officials say all violations were ...
By Wesley Brown

Wood storks coming back

Once feared by scientists to be extinct by the year 2000, wood storks are flocking in record numbers to the swamps, wetlands and coastal marshes in Georgia and South Carolina.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

State-of-the-art catheterization lab unveiled on Fort Gordon

The newly renovated lab at Eisenhower Army Medical Center will enhance the cardiologist's ability to diagnose and treat advanced cardiovascular disease and provide comprehensive and up to date ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goodale House owner gets 60-day extension before trial

A Richmond County Magistrate Judge gave the Goodale House's owner, Wes Sims, 60 days to begin restorations on the 215-year-old Federal-style building.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 21, 2014

Selfless employee embodies mission of Augusta Red Cross

For nearly 30 years, the Augusta Red Cross office manager Margaret McCord, has devoted her life to the nonprofit organization's mission.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Warrior Project center opens

The Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon opened a new "Transition Success Center" on post to connect veterans and active-duty with resources for lives outside of uniform.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 19, 2014

VA execs got bonuses despite problems

Though Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has had three deaths from delayed medical appointments, at least $25,000 in bonuses have been awarded to top executives.
By Wesley Brown

Sailor's forgotten hat saved ship

If Carl Clifford Wilson had not forgotten his "lid," hundreds of Americans might have died aboard the USS Conyngham during World War II when a Japanese plane targeted the ship.
By Wesley Brown

Top headlines

Goat project looking good

In just more than a week since nine goats were assigned to eat overgrown vegetation at an Augusta detention pond, officials and area residents are already noticing a difference.
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