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 to its food court - Arby's, Starbucks and Subway.
By Wesley Brown

Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
By Susan McCord

Firefighter raises pass first hurdle

A proposal to boost the salaries of Augusta firefighters will have its day in front of the full commission next week after the public safety committee voted Monday to pass the item on consent.
By Travis Highfield

Education millage decrease proposed

The Richmond County Board of Education passed a tentative millage for the 2015 fiscal year Monday, a move that could save Richmond County property owners a few cents but would keep tax rates mostly the same.
By Sean Gruber

Augustans to voice concerns to EPA

About 15 people from Augusta will attend the hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, said April Wilson, a member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club.
By Tom Corwin

Energy secretary talks MOX funding

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that federal officials need to identify a long-term funding stream for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site if the project survives the current budget cycle.
By Meg Mirshak

New principal wants to change Butler's culture

Three weeks before she began as the principal of Butler High School, Stacey Mabray called all faculty and staff to the school June 10 for a two-day retreat. Mabray, however, insisted on calling the event a "forward."
By Tracey McManus

School safety chief touts restructure

Last year, Alfonzo Williams announced that he would conduct a massive overhaul of the Richmond County School Safety department to cut down on inefficiencies and increase accountability. 
By Travis Highfield

Rants & Raves

Rave for Richmond County police. ... Everyone talks bad about downtown, but the police have a strong presence down there and do their best to keep the patrons safe. Great job!

Across Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority has reached a milestone by breaking the 3 million container mark.

Kirby: 8 ways to avoid bug bites

Ihave been bitten and stung by just about everything, most of it before age 7. Here are eight steps to avoid insect stings offered by Dr. Bill Dolen, an allergist and immunologist at Children's Hospital of Georgia:
By Bill Kirby

Moore: Readers lifted my spirits

After my diagnosis for leukemia, readers share their stories of cancer and of helping loved ones fight the disease.
By Glynn Moore

Gogick: 'Chronicle' has James Brown covered

Our newspaper has an entire topics section that tells all about the life of James Brown, and a review of the movie about his life will be printed on Monday.
By John Gogick

4 kids hurt when car rolls in driveway

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Four children were hospitalized after a car came out of gear, rolled backward and struck the kids as they played in a neighbor's yard.

Plane crashes on Ga. man walking Fla. beach

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Sometime Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a message on Facebook to mark his ninth wedding anniversary. Within hours he was dead.
By Tamara Lush

Man falls from SC bridge

DUNCAN, S.C. - Spartanburg County authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently fell from a bridge over Interstate 85.
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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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