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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goodale House owner gets 60-day extension before trial

A Richmond County Magistrate Judge gave the Goodale House's owner, Wes Sims, 60 days to begin restorations on the 215-year-old Federal-style building.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 21, 2014

Selfless employee embodies mission of Augusta Red Cross

For nearly 30 years, the Augusta Red Cross office manager Margaret McCord, has devoted her life to the nonprofit organization's mission.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Warrior Project center opens

The Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon opened a new "Transition Success Center" on post to connect veterans and active-duty with resources for lives outside of uniform.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 19, 2014

VA execs got bonuses despite problems

Though Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has had three deaths from delayed medical appointments, at least $25,000 in bonuses have been awarded to top executives.
By Wesley Brown

Sailor's forgotten hat saved ship

If Carl Clifford Wilson had not forgotten his "lid," hundreds of Americans might have died aboard the USS Conyngham during World War II when a Japanese plane targeted the ship.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, July 18, 2014

Groups offer veteran support with VA benefit issues

Georgians who are having problems getting into the VA health care system can turn to the state Department of Veterans Service for assistance in receiving benefits, the agency said in a news release.
By Wesley Brown

More Augusta VA cases possible

As it works to get patients off waiting lists for appointments, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center reported five new incidents of patients being seriously injured or dying this year because of ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OSHA cases can drag in Augusta

Federal inspectors continue to investigate a death at south Augusta's Kellogg Bakery and it could take inspectors four to six months to determine if the company was at fault.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 14, 2014

GI Bill going strong after 70 years

The Department of Veterans Affairs celebrated 70 years of investment in the education of America's service members such as Stephen Safford, of Fort Gordon and Georgia Regents University.
By Wesley Brown

Father's Vietnam legacy lives on

A Martinez man whose father died in Vietnam during a medical evacuation mission 50 years ago has collected thousands of photographs and articles about his distinguished career.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fishing without license costly in Georgia

It costs residents only $9 for a one-year fishing license in Georgia, but local rangers say there are still some who chance getting caught casting without a permit on state waters.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gleason showed real Hustler skills in Augusta

This is the story of how Jackie Gleason showed local pool sharks he was just as good as he looked in 'The Hustler.'
By Wesley Brown

Augusta billiards league grows in popularity

Once thought to be a dying sport, billiards is making a comeback in Augusta. The city's professional league has 16 teams, six more than the beginning of the year.
By Wesley Brown

Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

National experts say the quality of care in the Department of Veterans Affairs is in jeopardy because of a shortage of physicians and nurses at VA hospitals, including the one in Augusta.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for woes

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that the main reason for scheduling problems at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a shortage of clinicians.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Augusta homeowner's insurance claims from ice storm continue

Major insurance companies say they have processed most of the damage claims resulting from February's ice storm.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ceremony honors Georgia's Declaration signers

More than 100 people gathered around Augusta's Signers Monument on Friday to honor Georgia's three signers: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and George Walton.
By Wesley Brown

Aiken County man dies in motorcycle wreck

The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. Thursday and the driver of the wrecked Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle was identified as Marlyn Whetstone, 75, of Salley, Aiken County Coroner Tim ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vets turn to Barrow for benefits help

More than 200 veterans with problems filed into American Legion Post 205 on Highland Avenue on Thursday in hopes that U.S. Rep. John Barrow could help them connect with the VA to get their ...
By Wesley Brown

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

Top headlines

Paine plans furloughs, salary cuts, layoffs

Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.
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