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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

State finds no fraud in Historic Augusta probe

Georgia's secretary of state's office has closed its investigation into whether Historic Augusta fraudulently used the name of Goodale House owner Wesley Sims.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Army recruiting high in Augusta despite national shortfall

Capt. Aaron Payne, who took command of the Augusta Recruiting Company this summer, said Monday that his unit has completed 92 percent of its 2015 mission by signing up an estimated 255 young adults.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Augusta VA details 3 construction projects

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center is nearing the completion of two major construction projects and starting a third.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Youth homicide rates on decline

Youth homicide in Augusta could soon drop to what years ago seemed like an impossible low: one killing in 2015, the lowest recorded figure since at least 1994.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Tech offers new health programs

Augusta Technical College will grow its Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Department by 150 students and 12 part-time teaching positions this fall to help Georgia's booming medical industry.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Veteran housing project progresses

Freedom's Path, a $10.5 million public-housing project being built on the uptown campus of Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, is slightly behind schedule but should be under way by the fall.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

VA addresses wait times

Administrators at Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said a steady increase in patient enrollment and a loss of physicians to retirement and relocation is to blame.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pickens Jr., decorated Vietnam veteran, dies at 83

Homer C. Pickens Jr., one of Au­gusta's most highly decorated Vietnam War veterans, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 83.
By Wesley Brown

Evans mother hopes Congress passes medical research bill

Melissa Solares hopes the 21st Century Cures Act will lead to new treatments for her severely autistic son, Arturo.
By Wesley Brown

Area teachers benefit from giveaway

About 1,500 educators received $20,000 of instructional materials during Kroger's annual Teacher Supply Giveaway at Westside Comprehensive High School in Augusta.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kroger to give away more than $20,000 in classroom supplies

Kroger's Atlanta Division will show its support for Augusta-area educators on Friday by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $20,000 at Westside Comprehensive High School on Patriots ...
By Wesley Brown

Senate panel advances bill boosting VA firing powers

A Senate panel this week advanced legislation that would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire corrupt or poor-performing employees, not just top officials.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Barrow to teach course on partisan gridlock at UGA

Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow announced Wednesday that he will return to his alma mater to teach a subject he became very familiar with during his decadelong run  - partisan gridlock.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Augusta VA promotes interim chief of staff

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center announced Tuesday that its acting chief of staff will manage the Augusta's hospital's 2,445-employee workforce full time.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 20, 2015

Augusta VA wait times increase

Despite hiring more staff and revamping the patient call center at the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, average wait times have steadily increased during Maria Andrews' first ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Columbia County's housing vision rooted in nature

A decade after Columbia County officials created a 20-year plan to help build neighborhoods around nature instead of over it, some are pointing to several recently built communities as examples ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, July 17, 2015

Curation program helps veterans find a new start

Thanks to Augusta's Veterans Curation Program, vocational training that prepares veterans for the workforce through the preservation of prehistoric artifacts, Charlie Andrews, 42, has learned to ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Judges keep guardians ad litem selection

Augusta superior court judges will retain "absolute discretion" over guardian ad litem appointments, despite receiving a list from local attorneys certifying nine adults as qualified.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Columbus still tops Augusta as Georgia's second-largest city

After losing 690 residents in 2013, Augusta's population increased last year from 196,614 to 196,741 residents.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

County randomly checks contractors

Development officials in Augusta and Columbia County met to discuss imposing stiffer penalties against unlicensed contractors as the demand for housing continues to increase.
By Wesley Brown
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GRU monkey death raises questions

Georgia Regents University acknowledged in a statement that it has been placed on probation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.
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