The office walls were bare and there were few books on the shelf Monday for new Georgia Regents University President Brooks Keel as he paused during his first day. "It's a blank slate," he said, in more ways than one.
Silas Norman Jr., a former Paine College Board of Trustees chairman whose work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s led to the desegregation of Augusta's city buses, died Friday from cancer. He was 74.
Despite hiring more staff and revamping the patient call center at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, average wait times have steadily increased during Maria Andrews' first 150 days as the hospital's new director.
A Columbia County grand jury recently indicted Derek Bryce Merchant on charges of computer or electronic pornography, obscene contact with a child and criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation.