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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Gov. Deal, Democrat Carter duel over education

ATLANTA - A forum with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter turned contentious over public education.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Wilson, Woods draw contrasts at education forum

ATLANTA - The candidates hoping to lead Georgia's education agency agreed that students are tested too often, but Democrat Valarie Wilson and Republican Richard Woods shared different strategies ...
By Kathleen Foody

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers received the Medal of Honor, nearly 50 years after they put themselves in harm's way to protect their brothers.
By Josh Lederman

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Heroic effort lands man in hospital

Ian Buckley went into the Savannah River to help a woman whose kayak had sunk. He never imagined that he'd find himself battling necrotizing fasciitis.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

City Ink: Getting the city's goats might be the easy part

Augusta needs 15 more goats, one city administrator and one interim District 7 city commissioner, but so far, the only one they can agree on are the goats. 
By Sylvia Cooper

Ga. juvenile changes praised

ATLANTA -- Sweeping changes in how misbehaving youths are treated have reduced the number of teens requiring lock-up, saved taxpayers money and show signs of helping produce productive adults, ...
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Rejected administrator candidate says he was wrong color

Former administrator candidate Oscar Rodriguez, now a finalist for city manager in Worchester, Mass., cited racial politics and his being the wrong color as the reason he wasn't hired as city ...
By Susan McCord

Poll shows Perdue building lead

The governor's race remains tight but David Perdue now has a 10-point lead in the U.S. Senate contest, according to a poll released Friday.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Police standards agency to investigate Smith

The agency that certifies Georgia law enforcement officers opened an investigation Thursday into former commissioner Donnie Smith that could strip the resigned state trooper of his law enforcement ...
By Susan McCord

House Speaker suspends himself from office

COLUMBIA - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspended himself from office Thursday, a day after a grand jury indicted him on charges of misconduct and using campaign donations for ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

SC House speaker indicted

COLUMBIA - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted Wednesday on misdemeanor charges that he misused his office for personal gain and lied to law enforcement about his campaign ...
By Seanna Adcox

Commissioner remains open to District 7 candidates

Augusta Commission member Grady Smith said he wants to take the lead in filling the District 7 seat left vacant by Donnie Smith.
By Susan McCord

Landfill mechanic's termination overruled

An Augusta landfill mechanic fired last month for alleged safety violations saw his termination overruled Wednesday after a three-hour meeting of the city personnel board.
By Susan McCord

Regents OK employee co-pay increase

ATLANTA - Most faculty and staff members at the University System of Georgia will be paying more for their health care with the Board of Regents' unanimous vote Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Veterans want review of Augusta VA advocates

During the two-hour outreach event held by Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, more than 100 veterans demanded a review of the program.
By Wesley Brown

Agreement nears to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gov. Nathan Deal said he expects an agreement to be finalized this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million to start deepening the Port of Savannah.
By Russ Bynum

Frantom joins race to fill District 7 seat

Former Super District 10 candidate Sean Frantom has thrown himself in the pool of men seeking appointment to Donnie Smith's District 7 seat.
By Susan McCord

GRU reports positive trends since merger

ATLANTA - Things are looking up since the consolidation of Augusta's two universities, Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz told the Board of Regents.
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia regents ask for $2 billion

ATLANTA - Taxpayers will fund an additional $46 million for public colleges and universities, or 2.4 percent more, if the Legislature approves a request that the University System of Georgia's ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Commissioner Donnie Smith resigns

Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith stepped down from his seat Monday, saying in a letter that he had "made mistakes while employed by the Georgia State Patrol, and it has hurt me ...
By Susan McCord

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William Fennoy

Term: 2013-2016

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Corey Johnson

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 736-4435 (h)

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Mary Davis

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2574 (c)

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Alvin Davis

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 955-6130

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Bill Lockett

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 825-1847 (c)

Phone: (706) 798-7175 (h)

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Ben Hasan

Term: 2015-2018

District 7


Donnie Smith

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2606 (c)

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Wayne Guilfoyle

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 592-2385 (h)

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Marion Williams

Term: 2013-2016

Phone: (706) 910-2582 (c)

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Grady Smith

Term: 2011-2014

Phone: (706) 825-9473 (c)

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