Georgia signers of Declaration honored at ceremony

About 70 people marked the significance of Augusta and Georgia in the founding of the United States at the fifth annual Fourth of July Signers Monument ceremony.
By Susan McCord

Code offers different building standards for senior centers

Advocates for senior care say it might be time to re-evaluate building codes for retirement resorts such as Marshall Square and modify them to mirror those for assisted living centers.
By Wesley Brown

City Ink: Young's bid starts week of political moves

Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young's announcement in last Sun­day's City Ink that he would run for the Dis­trict 123 Georgia House seat held by Rep. Barbara Sims started the ball rolling in Augusta-area political circles.
By Sylvia Cooper

Presidential candidates Cruz, Huckabee will visit Augusta area

With a presidential primary almost eight months away, metro Augusta is already receiving visits from Re­pub­li­can hopefuls.
By Susan McCord

Outdoor water use rules OK'd

ATLANTA - How brown your lawn and how dirty your car may be in the next drought will now be up to a set of comprehensive water-use rules approved by the Board of Natural Resources.
By Walter C. Jones

Body cameras behind schedule for sheriff's office

Body cameras for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office have been delayed past the initial July 1 date, but by only a few weeks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Firework safety key during holiday weekend

Doctors urge firework safety during Fourth of July weekend.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County school nutrition director retires

After 42 years with the school system, Josephine Mack, who retired Tuesday as the district nutrition director, said she couldn't have envisioned a more rewarding career.
By Tracey McManus

Lemonade stand raises money for cancer patients

Learning about the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has marked a new chapter in Sam Anthony's life.
By Susan McCord

Finalists for Augusta housing director interviewed

Augusta is nearing the end of a search to replace former Housing and Community Development Direc­tor Chester Wheeler, who resigned in December.
By Susan McCord

Rants & Raves

So tired of the remarks about our leadership in Columbia County.

Kirby: Weather conditions dampen race, not spirit

This year's 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race, otherwise known as the World's Largest Wet T-Shirt Contest, saw rain, drizzle, showers, hard rain and lightning, which actually led to a mid-race delay.
By Bill Kirby

Power companies are testing drones

Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside hard-to-reach power plant boilers.
By Ray Henry

Officials warn of firecrackers' impact on veterans with PTSD

ATLANTA  — Health care professionals are asking Georgians who are using firecrackers to celebrate the Fourth of July to be cautious around veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Georgia state workers, teachers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Depart­ment of Community Health.

Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion

CHARLESTON — Sharon Simmons admits feeling torn between anger and an inclination to forgive. Many African-Americans are struggling with those same feelings as the nation begins to move past the tragedy in Charleston.
By Jesse J. Holland

Officer's lawyer says SLED missed bullets at Walter Scott scene

CHARLESTON - The lawyer for a North Charles­ton police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed motorist after a traffic stop said state police missed two bullets found by private investigators at the shooting scene two weeks later.

Across the region

COLUMBIA - Two weeks after bringing at least a thousand people to the Statehouse for a rally to call for the removal of the Confederate flag, the same group has come back to the capitol.
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