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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Doctor says Augusta VA ignored complaints

Dr. Raymond Kostromin can't seem to find justice in the pain he and former co-workers say the Au­gus­ta VA hospital caused him for being a "strong advocate" for his patients.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 23, 2014

Augusta veteran gets mortgage-free home

THOMSON, Ga. - Former Spc. Michael McKinney and his family have always lived with change and instability. That is, until Friday.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Caution urged while boating

There have been at least 15 drownings in the Augusta area the past three years, and state rangers in Georgia and South Carolina are warning families to review safe boating rules before the ...
By Wesley Brown

Official: Augusta VA not involved in recent investigation

Hospital spokesman Pete Scovill confirmed that the Augusta medical center is not connected to a investigation commissioned last month after reports surfaced of a secret waiting list at the ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Barrow calls for Shinseki's resignation

Rep. John Barrow called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to resign in the wake of reports that 26 VA clinics are under investigation for failing to provide adequate care.
By Wesley Brown

Allen apparent winner in House primary

Rick Allen will likely get his chance to unseat U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the Deep South's last white Democratic congressman.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 16, 2014

Augusta VA director makes call for aid

Under ongoing scrutiny over delays in patient care, the director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center said Friday during a symposium in Augusta that working with local nonprofits is essential ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blind veteran shows how he see world through photography

What Ed Waldrop lost in sight, the legally blind Air Force veteran gained in a seize-the-day attitude that revived a long-buried, if now unlikely, ambition to make visual art.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Group opens office for female veterans

After five years of meeting in members' homes, the Women's Veterans Club of the CSRA cut the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday to its first permanent office location - Suite J at 3062 Damascus Road.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

State permit delays Pendleton King wetland creation

The Pendleton King Park Foundation has received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to establish federal wetlands around Lake Elizabeth to soak up deposits of nitrogen.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Survey: Stay-at-home mom pay should top $118,000

Stay-at-home mom is a full-time job and it would be a high-paying one, too, if it was treated like other jobs.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 9, 2014

Georgia American Legion backs calls for VA resignations

The Georgia state commander of the American Legion said this week that she and members of the national organization's posts in Augusta and Evans are "very supportive" of the group's call for the ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sinise's foundation recognizes Augusta Warrior Project

The Augusta Warrior Project has gone Hollywood, earning the support of the actor who played one of the silver screen’s best-known veterans.
By Wesley Brown

Red Cross kicks off Heroes Campaign

The Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross launched its 2014 Heroes Campaign Thursday, with more than 40 community members gathering at its downtown headquarters to help raise $60,000.
By Wesley Brown

Soldier found guilty of rape, sodomy

A soldier sent to Fort Gordon's Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center to stand trial on charges of sexual assault, rape and sodomy was found guilty on all counts this week.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fort Gordon resolving parking issues

A residential parking initiative at Fort Gordon aims to improve quality of life for military families and show how community leaders are working to solve ongoing housing issues.
By Wesley Brown

Adjutant general candidate seeks reform

Lt. Col. James Breazeale says a better system of checks and balances is needed in National Guard recruitment.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

VA removes restrictions on Christmas carolers

VA Director Bob Hamilton apologized for his staff restricting student carolers to the hospital's chapel last December and forcing them to sing from a pre-approved list of 12 non-religious ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Act now to tame whitefly, aphid populations

Augusta's population of whiteflies and aphids is increasing, but plant experts said the pesky insects can be stopped.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Augusta official likes idea of mandatory recycling

To improve its "horrible" 4 percent recycling rate, one of Augusta's solid waste supervisors can see a day residents are forced to put recyclable items with household garbage for trash pick up.
By Wesley Brown

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