GRU students studying rap album

Georgia Regents University instructor Adam Diehl’s lecture begins by dissecting a 100-year-old Irish novel and ends analyzing the lyrics of a hip-hop artist from Compton, Calif.
By Tracey McManus

Community Expo welcomes cyber newcomers

In its first year running the Community Expo, the Fort Gordon Spouses and Civilians Club rolled out the red carpet for the hundreds of military personnel, civilians and contractors already moving to the area.
By Wesley Brown

University to add Prompt Care in Aiken

Seeing a need for care in Aiken, University Hospital is moving to add a Prompt Care in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

GR Health, Cerner ink $400 million deal

In another massive collaboration with a health care technology company, Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide all of its health care information technology.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta Warrior Project chosen for national case study

The George W. Bush Institute announced Thursday it has selected the Augusta Warrior Project to participate in a national case study it's conducting to develop a "model of excellence" for assisting veterans in finding jobs, homes and an education.

Sego Middle celebrates 50th anniversary

A small group of business leaders, teachers, former students and a board of education member attended a ceremony Thursday celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sego Middle School.
By Sean Gruber

Area to see heightened road patrol this Labor Day

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lewis Blanchard clearly outlined the mission for the holiday weekend. "Our goal is to save lives," Blanchard said.
By Doug Stutsman

Transit committee has first meeting

Enthusiastic members of the first Augusta Public Transit Citizens' Advisory Committee expressed hopes for the beleaguered service and elected officers at a first full meeting Thursday.
By Susan McCord

Project hits snag over restroom

The Augusta Regional Collaborative Project hit a roadblock this week when a city inspector declared the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building unfit for occupancy until a first-floor restroom is installed.
By Susan McCord

Viagra, antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis

Researchers at Georgia Regents University are investigating whether generic Viagra or antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis exercise more.
By Tom Corwin

Changes to Municipal building renovations still not finalized

City officials got closer to finalizing plans to change recently completed renovations at Augusta Municipal Building during a tense Wednesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

Mr. Brown in Missouri is shot by a police officer. Videos show Mr. Brown robbed a convenience store and assaulted the clerk. The family states that doesn't mean anything. That makes a large statement on its own.

Kirby: A letter (or two) makes all the difference in the word

My father, who always encouraged his oldest child's self improvement, once suggested I keep a dictionary nearby when I read so that I might look up words I did not know. It paid off.
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Donate a few steps to charity

One of the early signs of Parkinson’s Disease is that your handwriting gets smaller. I learned that at the CSRA Parkinson Support Group’s breakfast.

Tiny dancers

Sinclair Foster, 6 months, goes along for the ride as her mom, Laci Foster, warms up before the start of a mom-and-baby dance class at Center Stage Dance Academy. 
By Michael Holahan

Where you live

Loralee Kokovich leads a gym full of fourth graders at Hammond Hill Elementary School in jazzercise during a Kids Fit Day on Thursday in North Augusta.
By Todd Bennett

Georgia Power reports 'schedule challenges' but no new delays at Vogtle

ATLANTA - Adding two nuclear reactors for electricity generation at Plant Vogtle has numerous "schedule challenges" but no new delays or cost increases, according to a report filed Thursday with the Georgia Public Service Commission.
By Walter C. Jones

Atlanta police officer arrested in woman's death

ATLANTA - An Atlanta Police officer arrested Thursday while trying to catch a flight to Mexico has been charged in the slaying of a 26-year-old woman he met online.

Across the region

FLORENCE, S.C. - Former South Carolina House member Thad Viers pleaded not guilty Thursday during his arraignment in federal court.

Notable area deaths of 2014

A review of some from our area who have passed away this year including Columbia County historian Bill Blackard  (pictured here.)
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