In one photo he posted on Twitter, Ron Brown is staring into the camera with a tri-colored bandana covering his mouth and nose, his dreadlocks strewn across his face.
The image posted next to it shows Brown, 38, standing in a collared shirt, his hair tied neatly back, with his three children smiling by his side.
Brown is an Army veteran, a dedicated husband and father, photographer and a youth mentor - but like so many other African American men, he said harmless images like his bandana photo can be misconstrued to overshadow his true character.
Huddled in a small auditorium at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School, educators and community members celebrated all that has been achieved in the school’s short history in a building dedication ceremony Saturday.
The school opened its doors at Augusta Technical College on Jan. 3, 2013, after months at the old Lamar Elementary School building on Baker Avenue.
Its focus is to urge students to choose a career path in order to meet the demands of workforces in the future.
Federal budget constraints have mounted to more than $1 billion in deferred maintenance costs for Savannah River Site’s Cold War-era infrastructure, leading to more expensive future capital investments, according to a federal report projecting the next decade of activity at the Department of Energy site.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before he was killed.
Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer did not know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting and stopped Michael Brown and a companion “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”
Arguments about bloat and excess in city government might not discourage Augusta leaders from voting Tuesday to increase property taxes.
According to the city’s data, current staffing is below levels from 16 years ago, immediately after consolidation of the city and county, though spending has increased overall 11 percent faster than inflation.