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Confusion pushes back changes to antiquated county animal ordinances

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:20pm


Proposed changes to county animal ordinances, which have not been updated in 35 years, have been pushed back another two weeks because of confusion between Augusta Animal Services advisory board members and the shelter’s director.

The ten-member advisory board voted on revisions to the ordinances in March 2013, but the package had been stalled in the law department’s review process ever since.

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First-gen college students eager, hopeful

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:44pm

In the weeks leading up to her first day of college, Lauren Serrano had the typical jitters.

She was afraid of getting lost on campus, unsure about what her professors would expect from her, and nervous about taking on a full course load her first semester.

All of those anxieties aside, what Serrano, 18, felt more than anything was pride. The daughter of Cuban-born parents, Serrano has become the first in her family to attend college, and with that accomplishment, has fulfilled her parents’ greatest wish for their child.

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