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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Census: Augusta young adults struggling

A new report shows that young adults in the area today are better educated and on average, earn more money than 30 years ago, but are far more likely to be unemployed, unmarried and living with ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Grovetown chief to name advisory board

GROVETOWN — Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown’s Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies and programs in place to address growing pains the Columbia ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Stroke survivor is cooking again

After more than a year of rehabilitation, Augusta stroke survivor Melisa Bain is on the verge of starting her own catering business and possibly returning to work with the help of Walton ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

VA takes steps to meet increase in demand for appointments

As of Nov. 1, the latest data available from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA had 35,973 pending appointments at its two Augusta hospitals and outpatient clinics in Aiken and Athens.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Beanie Baby donation lifts spirits of fire victims

Using 747 Beanie Babies donated from Jimmy and Janet Jennings, longtime collectors who live in Appling, the Augusta Red Cross is taking disaster relief to a new level.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Freedom's Path veteran housing project approved for funding

A year after a legal dispute threatened to kill project funding, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded Freedom's Path $790,000 in federal tax credits.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Insurance companies warn residents to remain alert

Insurance companies are warning residents to beware of burglars and fires during the holidays to avoid costly property claims that average $1,500 for missing jewelry and $18,000 for hazards ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

City's low disability standards spur fears of litigation, fines

A community activist and a member of the Commission fear the city could be hit hard with fines and penalties if the Department of Justice were to inspect the county for compliance with the ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

More parents complain of guardian ad litem billing

Two more people are alleging that a guardian ad litem in Augusta's Judicial Circuit has charged "unreasonable and unjustified" fees.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Nursing chief named interim director

Michelle Cox-Henley, the chief of nursing and patient services at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has been named acting director of the Augusta hospital.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Guardian ad litem program faces scrutiny

A review of 5,460 domestic-relations cases found guardian ad litems, some of whom are appointed twice as often as their peers, face few restrictions and virtually no oversight in their billing.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Augusta VA still has problems a year after deaths

A year after thousands of delayed gastrointestinal procedures at the Charlie Norwoood Veterans Affairs Medical Center led to three cancer-related deaths, the Augusta hospital still lacks permanent ...
By Wesley Brown

Vietnam veteran writes book on 319th Transportation Co.

"Vietnam Convoy Trucker" recounts the fear, boredom and humor faced while delivering supplies to American troops battling the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Fort Gordon Christmas House opens

The Fort Gordon Christmas House began in 1966, when Army nurses gave teddy bears to children whose fathers were serving in Vietnam. Today, it provides two toys per child and a commissary gift ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Fund helps military families with heat

The fund is available for families of active-duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and veterans fewer than 10 years removed from the military.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Columbia County targets infrastructure

Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, told a crowd of more than 300 people inside Savannah Rapids Pavilion that Gov. Nathan Deal hopes to take a “forceful approach” towards industrial growth in the ...
By Wesley Brown

Warrior Project's expanded mission takes on new name

A national movement championed by the Augusta Warrior Project officially became a nonprofit Monday and announced a new grant cycle for communities interested in joining "America's Warrior ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

VA Choice Cards mailed in Augusta

The Department of Veteran Affairs has mailed its first medical "Choice Cards" to local veterans who have had trouble receiving VA care and are entitled to appointments with private doctors.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Officials say falling gas prices welcomed

Officials said gas prices falling to their lowest level since 2011 is providing a "welcomed" break in tight budgets and could make it easier for each to get to the end of the fiscal year without ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Barrow Washington townhouse for rent

U.S. Rep. John Barrow listed his Washington townhouse for rent this week, just days after he said he will sell his Augusta home to spend time with family in Athens, Ga. following a 10-year run in ...
By Wesley Brown
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