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Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Appointment waits shrinking at Augusta VA

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center is making gradual strides toward achieving its goal of getting patients off waiting lists and into clinics for appointments.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

False police reports rare in Augusta

Police expect some embellishment when investigating a crime, but records show that false reports of a missing mountain lion in Aiken and a child abduction in Augusta this week are rare occurrences.
By Wesley Brown

Isakson to visit Augusta on Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will be in Augusta Tuesday for a number of veteran-focused meetings and a defense update.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

FEMA workshop held to improve disaster preparedness

More than 30 grant writers from counties across the region attended the workshop that U.S. Rep. John Barrow held to help local communities understand funding opportunities available through FEMA.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

VA awards wrongful-death settlement to local family

An east-central Georgia family was awarded a wrongful-death settlement from the Department of Veterans Affairs last week.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Augusta mayor proclamations top 1,100

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver likes signing proclamations. "To be recognized by the mayor's office, I believe it makes citizens feel more a part of the city and helps create a sense of civic pride ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

VA audit: Disability claims mishandled in Augusta

Federal investigators found in a recent inspection of the Department of Veterans Affairs' regional office in Atlanta that disability evaluations have been incorrectly processed for five years.
By Wesley Brown

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
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