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VA hospital phones still malfunction

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 2:05pm

 The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center continues to experience telephone problems.

According to a news release, callers might be unable to reach operators or the call center to make appointments. This is a continuation of an issue following an upgrade to the system Friday, Aug. 5. We are working with the contractor to fix the issue, officials said.

If there is an emergency, callers are asked to hang up and dial 911.

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Armed man robs Deans Bridge store

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 1:58pm

Police are seeking an armed bandit who stole cash from a Deans Bridge Road Dollar General on Wednesday evening.

An employee at the store, located at 2549 Deans Bridge Road, told police she was in the office counting money about 8 p.m. when she noticed a man walking around in the store. According to the report, the employee had already locked the doors after making sure no customers were inside.

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Macy's to close 100 stores next year

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 9:20am

 

NEW YORK — Macy’s says it plans to close about 100 stores next year as the department store operator aims to become more nimble in a competitive market. That represents close to 14 percent of its store base.

 

The closures come as Macy’s reported today that second-quarter profits and sales fell. The results, however, beat Wall Street estimates as efforts to bring back customers are taking hold.

 

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New Scouts offered fishing rods

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 9:17am

The Boy Scouts of America’s Georgia-Carolina Council has partnered with Cabela’s to give away a free rod-and-reel to all who register this fall to become new members of a Scouting unit in the Augusta area.

According to a news release, the theme of the promotional campaign sponsored by the outdoor retailer is “Get Hooked on Scouting” and applies only to new scouts who turn in a completed application with registration fee.

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SC school official fined for giving wife $90K job

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 8:55am

 

 

 

 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The Beaufort County School District Superintendent has admitted to two state ethics violations resulting in a public reprimand and fine after his wife was hired for a $90,000-a-year district position.

 

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports Jeff Moss said his involvement in the hiring was “inadvertent and unintentional.”

 

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City adminstrator's evaluation still on hold

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:54pm

 

More than 21 months on the job, Augusta City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson hasn’t had an evaluation by the Augusta Commission, and now some commissioners are questioning the process.

Jackson’s contract calls for an annual review by the commission prior to adopting the annual city budget, based on goals set by her and the commission for her job performance.

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