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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Veteran housing project files for funding again

The developers believe the assistance will help transform two vacant historic buildings by the end of 2016 into 78 one-bedroom apartments where homeless and disabled veterans can find affordable ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Prostitution sting stalls in court

The seven women and four men were arrested on prostitution charges in an undercover operation by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office that centered on Backpage.com, a popular Web site for ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Rangers urge tree stand safety

Between 2011 and 2013, wildlife statistics show 61 of the state's 117 hunting incidents involved tree stands, including seven fatalities during that three-year period.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Battle against youth homicide goes on

Records show youth homicide remains high in Augusta, but community leaders say programs that put students with troubled pasts on the road to productive lives are on track to reduce a death rate ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Allen predicts 58 percent win over Barrow

Rick Allen's campaign received a boost this week, landing the endorsement of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee one month before the Columbia County Republican projects he will unseat Barrow ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Augusta VA staff received scheduling training

Staffers who set appointments at the VA Medical Center received training on the hospital's scheduling system months before auditors found falsified entries were encouraged and incorrect usage was ...
By Wesley Brown

Riverkeeper plans nature center on old dump site

Savannah Riverkeeper announced plans to launch a capital campaign to build a $2.3 million recreation and education center.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Virtual intensive care unit goes live at Augusta VA

A computerized intensive care unit went live at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center on Wednesday to link critically ill veterans with experts in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

VA whistleblower files retaliation complaint

Laura Frantz says that Daniel Hoffman is the main person behind eight years of "harassment and improper processing of employee compensation and benefits."
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Social media policies differ among police agencies

Looking to prevent officers from posting inappropriate material online, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol have strict guidelines on employee use of social media sites.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Barrow touts his bipartisan ranking

Rep. John Barrow responded Friday to recent Republican attacks that he votes with President Obama 85 percent of the time by flashing his "badge of honor:" a ranking calling the Democrat Congress' ...
By Wesley Brown

Area counties already preparing for winter

Augusta-area emergency management officials said they have spent the summer purchasing additional snowplows and restocking road salt to stay ahead of nationwide shortages from February's crippling ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

VA police arrested on marijuana charge

Daniel Williamson, 28, of Augusta, was issued a citation and jailed in the Richmond County Detention Center about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 for having up to an ounce of marijuana in his possession.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Ex-Augusta VA director paid $76k, retired

Rebecca Wiley agreed to dismiss allegations against the VA of wrongful or unlawful conduct on the condition the agency pays her $76,006 to retire.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

TV ads spark controversy in House race

Cries by each party to remove deceitful campaign commercials started last week, when Rick Allen's staff claimed Rep. John Barrow and his insider friends in Washington got "caught red-handed" ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Inspections weed out problems at pump

According to state inspection reports, 128 pumps have been cited in area counties from 2010 through 2014 for violations ranging from leaky hoses to faulty dispensers that give out too little fuel ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Area lawmakers split on ISIS response

Reps. John Barrow, D-Ga., and Joe Wilson, R-S.C., were among 273 House lawmakers to vote in favor of funding the training operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Rep. Paul Broun, ...
By Wesley Brown

Compass Academy founder gets 14 years

Jonathan "Jay" Brooks, the founder of Aiken's failed Compass Academy, is expected to begin a 14-year prison sentence Saturday in South Carolina after pleading guilty this week.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Macon pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

Dianne Lewis named the Augusta area's resident chaplain of the year.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Norfolk Southern invests in safety improvements

A year after a south Augusta train derailment caused a three-day closure of one of the area's most traveled highways, Norfolk Southern is making safety improvements.
By Wesley Brown
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