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University Hospital to manage Washington County hospital

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:39pm

University Hospital will help manage the Washington County Regional Medical Center even as it continues to increase its geographic spread across the area.

The Hospital Authority of Washington County signed a five-year management deal with University to start Jan. 1. University will provide some new leadership and business advice but the hospital retains its name and its 300 employees, according to a news release. The hospital in Sandersville is the county’s largest employer, according to the release.

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Freedom's Path veteran housing project approved for funding

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:25pm

A year after a legal dispute threatened to kill project funding, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded Freedom’s Path $790,000 in federal tax credits, with the hope the low-income housing development can help end veteran homelessness in Augusta by late 2016.

Freedom’s Path was one of 30 rental properties in Georgia the state selected for $22.4 million in federal housing tax credits this year to construct or rehabilitate new units for veterans, senior citizens and working families, the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) said in a news release.

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LED sign repairs increase during winter in Augusta

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:20pm

Eric Driggers is preparing for the heart of winter in the Augusta area, in which he said long cold snaps are known to darken displays on commercial signs using light-emitting diodes, or LED bulbs.

Driggers, the manager of AKO Signs in Martinez, said winter is the busiest season for repairs at the Athens-based advertising business, with technicians battling nature to be on-site of an outage within a couple days.

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Glenn Hills set for naming ceremony for new gym

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:37pm


Glenn Hills will have a Tuesday ceremony to name its new gym after former basketball player Michael Curry.

At a 3 p.m. program, the school will honor Curry, with remarks from current Glenn Hills boys coach and Curry’s high school teammate Travis McRae, Curry himself and from many others.

Curry, a Spartans basketball star in the 1980s and later an NBA player and head coach, is currently Florida Atlantic University’s head coach.

Curry coached the Detroit Pistons the 2008-09 season and is in his first year as the Owls’ coach.


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