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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Federal, local VA documents differ

New information released Wednesday by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs contradicts federal documents that the local VA provided The Augusta Chronicle earlier this month.
By Wesley Brown

Funds needed for Goodale House

The owner of the Goodale House on Sand Bar Ferry Road started an online fundraiser to help restore one of Georgia's oldest surviving homes. And he's giving away pieces of the house as rewards for ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Battle over vacant buildings could go to court

Last week, Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen gave Bonnie Ruben and the city of Augusta 30 days to reach an agreement on whether a former department store and burned nightclub she ...
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fort Gordon hiring 100 for Exchange

The Fort Gordon Post Exchange is hiring more than 100 new associates to support a $22 million expansion at its facility, which includes nearly doubling the retail space and adding three businesses ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Inspections address school bus problems

An analysis of the reports by "The Augusta Chronicle" found that 25 percent of Richmond County's 216 school buses were declared unfit to carry students in 2013. Officials say all violations were ...
By Wesley Brown

Wood storks coming back

Once feared by scientists to be extinct by the year 2000, wood storks are flocking in record numbers to the swamps, wetlands and coastal marshes in Georgia and South Carolina.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

State-of-the-art catheterization lab unveiled on Fort Gordon

The newly renovated lab at Eisenhower Army Medical Center will enhance the cardiologist's ability to diagnose and treat advanced cardiovascular disease and provide comprehensive and up to date ...
By Wesley Brown

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

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SRS shipments halted until 2016

Savannah River Site can't resume shipments of Cold War nuclear waste materials to an underground repository in New Mexico until at least 2016 when the federal government reopens the facility to ...
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