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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pharmacies see downside to discount cards

A free discount prescription card offered by the city to offset rising drug costs has saved Augusta residents more than $1.5 million on medications, but records show the savings could be greater.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Goodale House heads to court

Wes Sims, the owner of Goodale House, is scheduled to return to court July 22 to fight for the historic three-story house on Sand Bar Ferry Road whose west-facing chimney and adjoining wall ...
By Wesley Brown

Declaration signer home to open July 4th

For the first time guided tours at Meadow Garden, the historic farm home of George Walton in downtown Augusta, will be available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July Fourth.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 30, 2014

VA whistleblowers allege retaliation

The Office of Special Counsel has four open retaliation cases in which whistleblowers within the Department of Veterans Affairs allege they were punished for reporting concerns.
By Wesley Brown

Signers event gaining momentum

Ceremony on Friday on Greene Street to honor Georgia's three signers of the Declaration of Independence - George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Military hospitals have tighter scheduling than VA

In the Department of Defense, policy that sets the maximum amount of time in which hospitals and clinics must provide a patient with an appointment has led to more flexibility and positive ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 27, 2014

Third burglary in month reported at GRU fieldhouse

The latest burglary was reported about 12:50 a.m. Friday, when campus police discovered during a routine building check that the sliding entrance had been pried open.
By Wesley Brown

Workers exposed to mold, agency says

Not long after the Social Security Administration moved into a west Augusta office building in 2011, employees began to notice a troubling pattern of water seeping into the facility, producing an ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Army studies future cuts

A new base-realignment study paints a worst-case scenario of troop reduction at Fort Gordon that leaders say is "highly unlikely" with the cyber intelligence missions.
By Wesley Brown

Divers recover body of truck driver

After searching the Augusta Canal for 12 hours, authorities Thursday recovered the body of a truck driver about 300 yards downstream from where he lost control of his 18-wheeler and drove off ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Barrow announces special office hours for veterans

U.S. Rep. John Barrow will open his office for special hours and if needed will intervene on a veteran's behalf to address problems they may have connecting with the VA.
By Wesley Brown

Honor for Revolutionary War 'submarine' maker

One of Columbia County's original settlers will have a monument dedicated in his honor for his role during the American Revolution, including the invention of the first war submarine.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cyber defense contractor opens Augusta office

The first defense contractor associated with the Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon has opened an office off Wheeler Road.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 23, 2014

Recycling Perks VP says Augusta needs more bins

Augusta doesn't need to force residents to include recyclables with their household garbage, it just needs to make sure 70,000 households eligible for service has a recycling cart.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Empty federal office costs taxpayers

Documents show that a 15-year federal lease on a Claussen Road office vacated in April has locked taxpayers into paying annual rent of more than $476,000 until 2021.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 20, 2014

PTSD report indicates lapses in veteran care

Guy Albert Guyton III can’t shake the harrowing memory that led to more than 35 years of post-traumatic stress from his short-lived service in the Air Force.
By Wesley Brown

Volunteers welcome summer by serving Augusta

Nearly 70 Augusta-area volunteers are braving the heat to serve on Community Service Super Saturday, where hundreds of red-shirted Wells Fargo team members and friends are welcoming summer in 23 ...
By Wesley Brown

Wetter than normal start to summer forecast

After a sweltering end to spring with temperatures climbing towards the triple digits, forecasters say the Augusta area is in store for a "wetter than normal" start to summer.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

College students find work experience in house painting

Student Painters fills a growing void in a summer employment rate that has fallen to 27 percent for teens ages 16 to 19 nationwide.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Barrow wants special prosecutor to probe VA

Rep. John Barrow and a Republican congressman from Louisiana announced Tuesday they want a special prosecutor to investigate misconduct at Veterans Affairs.
By Wesley Brown

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