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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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Task force proposal targets unlicensed contractors

A task force formed to rid Columbia County of unlicensed contractors proposed a cleansing process that starts with building inspectors are properly permitted.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Columbia County approves new housing district

Columbia County leaders unanimously approved the creation of a new residential zoning district for compact neighborhoods, but a six-month moratorium on high-density housing will likely remain.
By Wesley Brown

New Georgia fireworks law to benefit local fireworks distributor

Fireworks retailers have yet to apply for business licenses in the Augusta area, but industry officials said Tuesday that local interest is growing and an Aiken County wholesale distributor should ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 15, 2015

Restoration of historic Butt Bridge falls behind schedule

Originally designed for horse-drawn wagons and autos such as Model T Fords, the 15th Street bridge was supposed to start receiving an expansive face-lift in January.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Columbia County to review contractors after fatal fall

Columbia County business leaders have formed a study committee to develop "workable methods" for verifying whether contractors are licensed and have liability insurance, a month after an ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 12, 2015

2 guardians ad litem recommended for reappointment despite allegations

The Augusta Bar Assoc­iation has recommended that Superior Court judges in Rich­mond and Columbia counties continue to appoint two guardians ad litem despite allegations that the women ...
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Tech software grant aims to better prepare students

In an effort to boost productivity and cut manufacturing costs in half, Siemens announced this month it would provide its Teamcenter and Tecnomatix software to Augusta Tech for free to give ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Aiken woman cited in Wagener wreck

An Aiken woman was charged with making an improper turn Thursday after a two-vehicle accident in Wagener that led to a tractor-trailer rolling over and one person being hospitalized with minor ...
By Wesley Brown

Belvedere woman dies in fire

A Belvedere woman died in an early morning fire Thursday at her home, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

U.S. Rep. Wilson seeks unified cyberattack measure

Legislation was introduced directing federal authorities to conduct a study on "cyberattack standards," after Syrian hackers reportedly compromised the Army's Web site.
By Wesley Brown

Adaptive golf clinic aims to grow

The program promotes exercise, fellowship and a sense of value in how you interact with others and present yourself in social situations.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 8, 2015

Clerk accuses judge of records violations

Columbia County Clerk of Court Cindy Mason has accused an Augusta judge of removing, altering or misplacing public documents - a violation of state law that carries a felony charge and up to 10 ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Substandard nursing homes receive HUD backing

In January 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development insured a mortgage issued to Augusta Hills Nursing Home. At the time, the facility had a three-star rating. But one month ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 5, 2015

Judge drops contempt order against mother

An Augusta judge said late Friday that he would no longer hold a Columbia County mother in contempt of court for owing $1,627 in guardian ad litem charges.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Marshall Square fire call delay not its fault, alarm firm says

The security company that Marshall Square contracted for alarm monitoring services said Thursday that it's not responsible for any delay in alerting authorities to Tuesday's fire. The CEO says his ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Augusta VA seeks new power plant to cut pollution

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Me­dical Center has proposed constructing a new power plant to reduce air pollution output at its downtown Augusta facility by more than 13,000 tons a year.
By Wesley Brown

Mom ordered to pay contested ad litem fines or face jail

A judge ordered a Columbia County mother to pay hundreds in past-due guardian ad litem charges by the end of the week, or else she will be sent to jail until the balance is resolved.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Judge OKs child's remark to nurse in 2012 crash

A judge ruled that prosecutors can use remarks a 4-year-old Beech Island boy made to a hospital nurse in December 2012 to prove his mother intended to cause a four-vehicle crash on River Watch ...
By Wesley Brown
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