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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Welding growing in popularity as profession

A growing need for welders in Georgia has led members of the public and private sector to combine their resources with technical colleges to create good-paying jobs and attract investment.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 15, 2015

Doctor says military failed soldier who killed police officer

An Army psychiatrist said Friday that he repeatedly warned Fort Gordon commanders of the dangers of a soldier who ended up shooting and killing a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy before killing ...
By Wesley Brown

Count shows fewer homeless in Augusta

Preliminary findings of a 2015 count released Friday show Augusta's homeless population has decreased by nearly half in the past two years, but one city official said it's too soon to celebrate.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Columbia County maps growth at charrette

“Let’s not grow out of control,” commissioner Bill Morris said. “Before we move full speed ahead, let’s take a look at our growth patterns and incorporate our history into our future.”
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vehicle captures county growth

In February, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners approved a $73,240 contract with Cartegraph Systems, an Iowa-based software consulting firm, to collect images of 1,165 miles of roadway as ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Road tax to raise gas prices

Starting July 1, the average Georgia driver will pay about 6 cents more for a gallon of gas, while distributors of unleaded and diesel fuel will see taxes increase.
By Wesley Brown

No McDuffie County equipment seized in EMS raid

Homeland Security agents executed a two-hour search warrant on the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Service on May 6, without warning. 
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Augusta VA inspection report still unreleased

The Department of Veterans Af­fairs' Inspector General's Office continues to withhold findings of health care violations at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, despite six months of ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 9, 2015

High-end housing ducks county moratorium

Halfway through a six-month moratorium on high-density housing, Columbia County continues to take a hard stance against townhomes and compact neighborhoods while still granting approval for three ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Augusta Bar reaffirms its civic duties

Richmond County Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet led the Augusta Bar Association's second annual Law Day Oath Renewal Ceremony for area attorneys to "recommit to the cause of freedom" ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tiny 'speed trap' towns not what they seem to be

Stapleton police Chief Robert Hoffman is well aware that his town of 420 people in northwestern Jefferson County, Ga., is considered a speed trap. He denies that's the case. And he is right - ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Allen on Fort Gordon infrastructure issues

Among the upgrades Rep. Rick Allen, R-Ga., said he planned to report a lack of gates for increased traffic and aging educational facilities that needed renovation or replacement.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, May 4, 2015

Augusta VA director strengthening staff relationships after 2-year 'beating'

The new director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Monday she has spent her first three months establishing positive relationships with staff who have endured a ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fort Gordon transitions to fuel-efficient vehicles

Fort Gordon has exceeded a 2009 executive order that requires a 2 percent annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a 30 percent decrease in petroleum-based vehicles in federal fleets by ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quick actions at fort hospital saves a life, valuable meds

Two soldiers were honored this month for acting quickly to save a patient's life and $1.1 million in medical supplies when equipment shut down during a power outage inside the hospital's pharmacies.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Allen urges support of Death Tax Repeal Act

The 2015 Death Tax Repeal Act would stop the IRS from collecting 40 percent on all estates exceeding $5.4 million for single property owners and $10.8 million for married couples.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta Red Cross helps Nepal relief effort

The American Red Cross has launched a global fund-raising campaign and is accepting donations at its Augusta chapter to assist Nepal.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Augusta, Aiken boast different benefits for water park

Developer Benjamin Bell could have his choice between more commercial property or fewer government regulations and fees if he decides to build a $20 million water park in Augusta or Aiken County.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Falcons, soldiers learn from one another in team's visit

Joe Hawley is comfortable being a leader in the Atlanta Falcons huddle. On Thursday, Fort Gordon soldiers put the starting center’s communication skills to the test.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Couple builds lasting relationships through exchange program

Judy and Peter Slavovsky's home exhibits all the usual signs of an empty nest. The exception is that the Slavovskies have for nearly two decades have opened their home and hearts to ...
By Wesley Brown
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Prayer rally held outside Planned Parenthood

With the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote Monday on a bill to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding, more than 100 residents gathered Sunday for a prayer rally in front of the organization's ...
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