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Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Nurses participate in Ebola safety protest

Protesting in front of the Augusta VA's downtown hospital, nurse Irma Westmoreland said dozens of hospitals still lack enough hazardous materials suits that properly protect nurses from Ebola ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Prostitution arrests thwart massage parlor license request

Jason Voulgaris said Tuesday he plans to go before the Augusta Commission next week for a full vote on an application he submitted in July to open "AA Massage."
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Barrow moves home to Athens to spend time with family

Defeated U.S. representative plans to sell his Augusta house and return to hometown of Athens, Ga.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Storage auctions gaining popularity in Augusta

Self-storage auctions have been in Augusta for at least three decades, but have started gaining increased popularity in the past four years, with reality TV shows following groups of modern day ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Strays offsetting efforts to curb animal kill rates

In 2013, statistics show, about half of the 9,340 animals collected by the city’s shelter – 4,624 – were strays and 20 percent, 1,968, were pets given up by owners.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Allen pledges to focus on economy

Congressman-elect Rick Allen said he plans to place a picture of his grandchildren on his new desk in Washington to remind him of his main goal in Congress – working to reduce the $483 billion ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

'National wave election' cited in Barrow defeat

Election returns show Barrow's hold on the 12th District softened by six to 10 points in counties he either won outright or at least achieved a near-even split in 2012, including Richmond, which ...
By Wesley Brown

Allen wins 12th District for GOP

Augusta construction company owner Rick Allen defeated Democratic Rep. John Barrow on Tuesday to reclaim Georgia's 12th Congressional for the Republican Party for the first time in 10 years.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Election Day to decide area races, issues

Election Day is here and while voters in the Augusta area might not miss the campaign commercials, Georgia's economy will.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

High VA turnover prompts new recruiting tactics

The loss of three directors in one month coupled with a shortage of physicians and nurses in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Southeast Network is leading the agency to turn to national ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Next Augusta VA director likely from outside hospital

A review of The Augusta Chronicle's archives of the hospital's previous directors shows that the past six leaders - including Robert Hamilton who resigned last week - were not on the staff of ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Event aims to shine light on bullying

There were about 50 parents and children of different races, ages and educational backgrounds in the auditorium Thursday, but all fit into one of two groups, said Richmond County Superior Court ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

VA director resigns after inquiry report issued

Robert Hamilton's resignation as director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center this week comes as senior leaders within the Department of Veterans Affairs begin to review a "comprehensive" ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Augusta VA director to resign

Robert Hamilton will resign as the director of the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Center, leaving the embattled Augusta hospital without a leader.
By Wesley Brown

Watch out for deer along roads

Since Jan. 1, 2013, deer have caused 780 collisions - and as a result, 36 injuries - in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Barrow casts vote early to rally district

U.S. Rep. John Barrow voted early for his re-election to a sixth consecutive term in the House, but unlike his opponent, Republican Rick Allen, the Augusta Democrat declined predicting victory on ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

How's their driving? Many call to say

Since August 2013, the month McDonald Transit took over the city's bus service, riders have reported 101 'valid' complaints to Augusta's 311 hotline.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Barrow unfazed by Republican attacks

Rep. John Barrow says he still meets people on the campaign trail who admit they’ve never voted for a Democrat, but will break tradition because of his tendency to put Georgia’s 12th Congressional ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Allen targets overregulation in congressional campaign

If elected Nov. 4, Allen plans to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act; eliminate unnecessary regulation burdening farmers; and allow local banks and small businesses to say what practices are ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Electricity bills expected to increase this winter

The majority of residents in the Augusta area who use electricity to heat their homes can expect a 2 percent increase in monthly power bills this winter, while natural gas customers should see ...
By Wesley Brown

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Mayor's race historic, controversial

Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
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