STATESBORO, Ga. — Democratic Rep. John Barrow and his Republican rival blamed each other in a debate Thursday for lobbing unfair attacks in a flood of negative advertising during their congressional race in eastern Georgia.
The city’s marina operator hasn’t taken any steps to vacate the premises after the Augusta Port Authority filed a notice of intent to evict the company last month for failing to pay months of back rent and water bills, authority members said Thursday.
Paine College faculty members asked for the resignation of Silas Norman on Thursday after the Board of Trustees chairman orchestrated the removal of acting President Samuel Sullivan earlier this week.
William Lawless, a 31-year mathematics professor, said he made the request on behalf of the faculty and will ask for Norman’s resignation and Sullivan’s reinstatement again at a Board of Trustees meeting Friday morning.
Though the details are still being fine-tuned, new legislation that provides more timely care and improved accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning to take hold in Georgia, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday.
During a visit to The Augusta Chronicle, Isakson said his office began working with a Georgia veteran this week to have a private surgeon complete a bone marrow transplant after the Atlanta VA Medical Center deferred the procedure to the agency’s hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
From historical tours to awareness walks to a river cleanup, Augusta-area residents have plenty to choose from this weekend.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, North Augusta’s Living History Park will have its 23rd annual Colonial Times exhibition. The event, which is free, demonstrates daily life in colonial-era America.
Two Augusta men were arrested Monday after Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found them packaging bags of marijuana, police said.
David Lewis, 24, and Jeffrey Kearse, 26, both of Birdie Court, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to county jail records. They remained at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on Thursday.
Georgia officials addressed the case involving Todd Gurley with NCAA eligibility staff while in Indianapolis for a hearing involving the swimming program, but the star running back’s status remains unchanged.
That means unless there is a late change in developments, Gurley will miss his second consecutive game Saturday when the No. 10 Bulldogs play Arkansas in Little Rock.