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ALS ice bucket funds stay in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:03pm

 

Brandy Quarles tried to prepare herself by dumping a glass of ice water over her head Tuesday morning.

“It didn’t help,” she said as she stood shivering outside the Georgia Regents University Medical Office Building, moments after she and seven others in the ALS Clinic had a bucket of ice water dumped over their heads.

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Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:23pm

 

Outlining the benefits of a $16 billion reform package he helped negotiate last month, Sen. Johnny Isakson told Augusta veterans Tuesday they can expect more accountability, shorter waits and better health care at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

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Sex trafficking of minor ends with lengthy prison terms

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:10pm

 

Conspirators in the sex trafficking of a teenage girl got a break Tuesday from extremely long sentences recommended under federal sentencing guidelines, but they still will spend years in federal prison.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. agreed with the defense attorneys and prosecutor that the defendants deserved what is called in federal court a “sentencing downward departure.”

Charlie Castillo, 32, whom Bowen described as the most egregious of the group that exploited a 16-year-old girl, was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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Army official addresses leaders at private meeting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:47pm

A top U.S. Army official visited Fort Gordon on Tuesday for a private meeting to address local and state leaders about the post’s future.

Katherine Hammack, the Army’s assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Association of the United States Army’s Fort Gordon chapter. CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon Executive Director Thom Tuckey, who circulated an e-mail to community stakeholders encouraging attendance, said the meeting was not open to the media.

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Commission votes no on property tax increase

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:44pm

An ordinance calling for a 1.75-mill property tax increase was shot down by the Augusta Commission on Tuesday, pleasing dozens of jubilant taxpayers who attended the meeting to voice their discontent with the city for its inability to balance its budget through other means.

After nearly two hours of debate, preceded by a public hearing in which residents voiced their opposition, the motion to pass the ordinance on third reading failed. Commissioners Bill Fennoy, Corey Johnson, Bill Lockett and Marion Williams voted in favor of the ordinance.

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South Carolina Circuit Court judge rules in favor of Project Jackson in North Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:06pm

 

North Augusta’s Project Jackson is moving forward.

South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit challenging a riverfront development that includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets, according to North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover.

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