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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pam Tucker celebrates 37 years in emergency management

The Columbia County director's attention to detail has made her a trusted source in local emergency management for 37 years this month.
By Wesley Brown

Files detail elevator violations

More than one-third of the 117 passenger and freight elevators inside Doctors, Trin­ity and University hospitals, and on the Georgia Regents Health System campus, had at least one violation ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, March 6, 2015

Planning board delays water park vote

An Augusta developer has one month to produce missing state and federal permits before the Co­lum­bia County Planning Com­mis­sion will approve a $20 million water park he's ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brain injury awareness walk helps survivors

On March 14, hundreds of survivors, supporters and medical and therapy staff will participate in the sixth annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk from 10 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County ...
By Wesley Brown

Traffic upgrades to be finished this month

Columbia County is slightly behind schedule on adding each of its 65 stoplight intersections to InSync, an adaptive traffic-control system that coordinates the timing of lights and enables them to ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, March 2, 2015

Report outlines water park proposal issues

Columbia County officials are recommending commissioners reject a $20 million plan to build a water park in Grovetown near Inter­state 20 because of infrastructure and other concerns.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pardon our mess: Richmond Hill Road

A repair patch installed to fix a sinking portion of Richmond Hill Road is crumbling, which residents say is causing drivers to abruptly slow down into the sharp downhill turn and possibly ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Library asks for public's help identifying historic photos

A snapshot of nearly all Columbia County's history - its fields of golden wheat, pastures of crimson clover and crops of valuable tobacco - can be seen in more than 150 photographs donated to the ...
By Wesley Brown

Cavs soccer star signs with Mercer

Augusta Prep soccer standout Caroline Smith signed on to play for Mercer.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Parkway's extension to bring address changes

About 100 homes, 65 apartments, 25 businesses and six churches along Old Petersburg and Old Evans roads could be forced to take new addresses when the Georgia Department of Transportation ...
By Wesley Brown

Poetry is writer's way of coping with life's most anguishing moments

"Black Rose Wilted" a book of 108 poems by Augustan Frederick Jones, uses creative metaphors to turn negative life experiences into positive energy.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Lawmakers fight tax on payback program

Dr. Stephen Everett graduated from the University of Georgia in 2010 with a degree in veterinary medicine and $128,000 in student loan debt – slightly less than the $135,000 national average for ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Superintendent says sales tax crucial

With considerable job growth at Fort Gordon expected to result in 700 new students in Columbia County, voter-approval of a $140 million sales-tax package is essential.
By Wesley Brown

Columbia County opens transfer opportunities

Columbia County parents interested in requesting a permissive transfer next year for their children have until March 6 to apply for one of 329 spots at five public schools.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Rezoning hold concerns property owners, developers

The sudden pause in rezoning has left residents and industry leaders questioning whether a ban is a way to keep pace with developers and preserve the community’s high quality of life.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Activist to speak on parking concerns

A community activist said he will challenge the sheriff's office's lax enforcement of handicapped parking violations before commission members next week to ensure people with disabilities are ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Court case affects Aiken murder pleas

During jury selection for the murder trial of Aiken Public Safety officer Scotty Richardson, prosecutors say it became clear what strategy defense attorneys planned to use to avoid the death ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Patient-support staff must reapply for upgraded position

Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center patient-support staff will receive an 11 percent pay raise and an expanded role in the hospital's health care operations after successfully reducing ...
By Wesley Brown

Soldier sends Augusta family Valentines greetings from Kuwait

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Maurice Woods is one of 30 service members from 13 states to send their loved ones video greetings for Valentine's Day through the U.S. Defense Video and Imagery ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Augusta VA's new director takes helm

Maria Andrews assumed her duties Thursday as the next director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
By Wesley Brown
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