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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

County randomly checks contractors

Development officials in Augusta and Columbia County met to discuss imposing stiffer penalties against unlicensed contractors as the demand for housing continues to increase.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 13, 2015

Augusta VA hires assistant chief

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center welcomed a retired Army colonel and former CEO of a critical-access hospital as its new associate director Monday.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 11, 2015

VA-military partnership adds Columbia hospitals

A regional partnership started in 2013 by three military and veterans hospitals in the Augusta area is expanding into South Carolina to form the largest partnership between the U.S. departments of ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Collaborative clean-up takes on first project

Local businesses, churches and city officials announced a “collaborative demolition project” Thursday to help Augusta offset taxpayer costs associated with removing more than 250 dilapidated ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vast network of water, sewer lines runs beneath Augusta

Unseen and rarely noticed beneath the streets of Augusta, more than 2,320 miles of pipes transport 80 million gallons of water each day to and from households.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Augusta Tech Economic Development helps train workforce

Augusta Tech's Economic Development office works behind the scenes daily to elevate the area's global profile through feeding local manufacturers and health care providers with qualified workers ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 6, 2015

Noise complaints decrease after fireworks OK'd

Complaints of noisy Independence Day celebrations and neighborhood fireworks displays decreased by more than 17 percent in Augusta this year, after Georgia legalized the sale and use of consumer ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Code offers different building standards for senior centers

Advocates for senior care say it might be time to re-evaluate building codes for retirement resorts such as Marshall Square and modify them to mirror those for assisted living centers.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Augusta VA promotes improvements in 'Summer of Service'

Augusta's VA hospital celebrated its "Summer of Service" initiative by announcing new administration, call center and more community partnerships to better serve the hospital's 45,525 patients.
By Wesley Brown

Contractor reports $3,000 in appliances stolen from new house

A local contractor who was putting the finishing touches on a newly constructed house in Hephzibah reported $3,000 in major appliances stolen from the home Wednesday, six days before he planned to ...
By Wesley Brown

Contest draws customers to new Chick-Fil-A in south Augusta

Augusta lawyer Richard Goolsby was one of 100 people at least 18 years old who camped overnight Wednesday at the new Chick-fil-A on Peach Orchard Road for a chance to win 52 free meals - one for ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Extremely low-income families struggle to find homes

Extremely low-income families in Augusta and Aiken have a harder time finding housing than renters nationwide, while Columbia County could soon have difficulty accommodating its poorest population.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Columbia County gets creative to fight gridlock

Like many fast-growing suburban areas in the U.S., Columbia County is trying to keep from being strangled by its own success.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Augusta VA eyeing new administrative hires

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has made its recommendation for a new chief of staff and will welcome a new associate director next month.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

Augusta Tech's Military Service Center is a place where veterans and service members can relax, study and learn how to maximize educational benefits, such as the G.I. Bill.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Air-conditioning service calls rise as temperatures climb

During the summer, Kenny Gilreath works nonstop, sometimes taking as many as 14 calls a day and staying out until midnight to fix residential and commercial units.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 22, 2015

Private e-mail accounts see official use

Some of the area's top elected officials use personal e-mail accounts to conduct government business - an issue Aiken County is reviewing to determine whether stricter policies are needed.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Single bid for bridge project part of larger trend

City records show that since December, the competition for city contracts has decreased drastically.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Some summer camps exempt from licensing

Nearly three dozen summer camps in Richmond and Columbia counties are exempt from having to obtain a license as a certified provider of child services, according to records provided by the Georgia ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 19, 2015

Retirement center staff not required to pass fire training

Unlike at assisted living and personal care facilities, Georgia law does not require employees to complete fire safety training at retirement centers such as Marshall Square.
By Wesley Brown
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