I moved to Augusta in 2008 to cover religion for the Chronicle. I didn't know a soul this far South at the time, but the area is quickly becoming home. Before then, I covered the cop beat and crime while working at a newspaper in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I got my start in Virginia writing features for a community weekly while in college.
 
Posted September 5, 2012 06:02 pm - Updated September 5, 2012 06:03 pm

Action Dash: $15,000 raised for Augusta ministry

Action Dash, an inaugural Labor Day 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run, netted $15,000 for the local programs of Action Ministries, organizers said.


Families in super hero costumes took to the streets to raise money for the agency, which specializes in hunger, housing and education programs for those in need.

 

Rick Herring, former executive director, sent in this photo from the fun run. Read more about the ministry and the event: Ministry event will honor its 'action heroes'