Mon., June 11, 2012 5:00am
Augusta officials are facing a growing problem with abandoned buildings in the city. The city's code enforcement manager has a list of more than 300 properties that are either considered abandoned or are being seized for demolition.
Fri., June 8, 2012 11:24am
A Georgia Republican Congressional candidate is defending his votes for and contributions to Democrats. Augusta retired Navy officer Wright McLeod is running in the GOP primary in Georgia's 12th Congressional District. McLeod says, he voted for Democrat Bill Richardson in the 2008 presidential race to stop Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton from gaining the nomination.
Mon., June 4, 2012 8:52pm
Republican candidates hoping to take advantage of a newly redrawn 12th Congressional District debated in Vidalia Monday night. Rick Allen, Lee Anderson, Wright McLeod and Maria Sheffield each said that he or she was the best conservative to take on the well-financed incumbent Democrat John Barrow. The four agreed on most issues. Two sparred.
Mon., June 4, 2012 1:00am
Media watchdogs are taking aim at federal regulations allowing TV stations like six in Georgia to share news operations while keeping separate ownership. The FCC is reviewing the rules. Craig Aaron of the Washington, D.C. based Free Press says, the stations share news so they can cut reporters, resulting in less service to communities.
Fri., May 25, 2012 8:04am
Military officials say a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is now open to the public at Fort Gordon. The Augusta Chronicle reports that the traveling wall opened Thursday after a solemn ceremony. Col. Robert Barker, the garrison commander, invited people to visit the three-quarter-scale model of the national monument over Memorial Day weekend.
Sun., May 20, 2012 11:00pm
Endangered fish could swim farther up the Savannah River once the Savannah harbor deepening project gets started. US Army Corps of Engineers officials are proposing a $32 million "fishway" around an Augusta dam as part of the massive port expansion proposal. But aren't convinced the endangered shortnosed sturgeon would benefit from it.
Mon., April 9, 2012 5:24am
Bubba Watson won his first major championship by turning in one of the more memorable moments in the history of the Masters. The University of Georgia product used a string a four straight birdies on the back nine to get into a playoff with Louis Oosthuizen. Then, on the second playoff hole, Watson hit a spectacular hook out of the pine straw along the right side of the tenth fairway that landed safely on the green some 155 yards away.