GRU forum tackles Ebola issues

A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. in a traveler from Liberia, the university hosted a forum Wednesday night on the medical and cultural implications of Ebola.
By Tom Corwin

Animal rescuers trying to save obese dog

At 76.5 pounds the jack russell mix is not just overweight but morbidly obese, nearly three times her ideal body weight. She can't walk more than five steps without lying down, and rolling on her back is physically impossible.
By Tracey McManus

Woman charged after with running unlicensed care home

A woman suspected of running an unlicensed personal care home where residents may have been neglected, abused or exploited has been arrested. 
By Sandy Hodson

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 limited operations.
By Meg Mirshak

Students face charges after school brawl

Eight T.W. Josey High School students are facing criminal charges following a fight that broke out in the school's hallways last Thursday.
By Sean Gruber

Schools prepare for new tests

As Georgia's Department of Education prepares to implement the Georgia Milestones assessment system in December, Richmond County school officials and teachers are trying to adapt to the new system's "rigor."
By Sean Gruber

Man killed when car falls on him

A Burnettown man died Tuesday after a car he was repairing fell on top of him at his home, police said today.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Democrats, Republicans view Sunday voting differently

Sunday voting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 is a "historic day" for Augusta or a desperate partisan measure, depending on who you ask.
By Susan McCord

Virtual intensive care unit goes live at Augusta VA

A computerized intensive care unit went live at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center on Wednesday to link critically ill veterans with experts in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By Wesley Brown

Breast cancer plagues 5 sisters

Of the 10 girls born into the Ficklin family of Warrenton, Ga., five have been diagnosed with breast cancer and one has already died.
By Tom Corwin

VA whistleblower files retaliation complaint

Laura Frantz says that Daniel Hoffman is the main person behind eight years of "harassment and improper processing of employee compensation and benefits."
By Wesley Brown

Rants & Raves

Bill Kirby, it is NOT a loss of manhood at all to admit you forgot a number. And since you are a senior over 50 years of age, of course you will have senior moments. And get that code right out of your wallet this instant!

Bill Kirby: Many people think Sept. 31 is actual date

It’s been a long month. I didn’t realize how long until I looked at the calendar on my desk and noticed it had tomorrow, Wednesday, as “Sept. 31.”

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By Chris Thelen

Sheheen calls for Confederate flag to come down

COLUMBIA - Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen tried to shake up the governor's race in South Carolina on Wednesday, calling for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies on a pole in front of the Statehouse.
By Jeffrey Collins

Judge denies challenge to death penalty provision

ATLANTA - A judge has denied a Georgia death row inmate's latest challenge to a state requirement that defendants must prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt in order to be spared from execution.
By Kate Brumback

Athens agent shot, suspect killed

ATHENS, Ga. -- A U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was wounded and a suspect killed Tuesday during a drug investigation.
By Joe Johnson

Nuke supplier agrees to changes after cheating

ATLANTA - A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification test four years ago.
By Ray Henry

Jimmy Carter 90th birthday

ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles.
By Kathleen Foody

Across the region

ATLANTA - A former Atlan­ta high school principal testified Wednesday that he was offered a demotion because double-digit gains that students made on a state standardized test weren't considered significant enough.
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