Keep your children out of the kitchen when you’re cooking today.
That is one of several safety tips released by the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital to help reduce burn risks during the Thanksgiving holiday.
“We have always advised people to create a 3-foot kids’ safety zone around all hot surfaces in the kitchen,” Burn Center Director Dr. Fred Mullins said in a statement. “However, in reality, that’s probably not enough. It’s better if children don’t even set foot in the kitchen.”
The Augusta Fire Department sees room for improvement, so it’s updating uniforms to meet national standards and breathing new life into old equipment.
On Nov. 19, the Augusta Commission approved the department’s request of $261,390 to be spent on National Fire Prevention Association-approved uniforms for its firefighters and to refurbish a ladder truck that has sat dormant for years.
Augusta National Golf Club is going to use the site of an old apartment complex on Washington Road as Masters Tournament parking next year.
The former location of the Greens on Washington has been razed and will be used for parking and support services, a club official said Tuesday.
An Atlanta businessman, who is a member of Augusta National, formed a partnership and bought the 9.8-acre apartment site for $8.3 million in February 2012.
Away at war in Afghanistan last year, Army Spc. Daniel Pranzo missed the little things about a Fort Gordon Thanksgiving.
He missed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with fellow soldiers, holding his then-2-year-old son, Jacob, in his arms, and being the official turkey taste-tester for his wife, Diana.
This year, all those simple holiday treasures return.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — The second man accused in a September shooting death outside an East St. Louis lounge is in custody in Augusta.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 42-year-old Torcus Boone Sr. was arrested Tuesday in Richmond County. He’s jailed there on $9 million bond, pending his extradition to Illinois.
Prosecutors in St. Clair County have charged Boone and 36-year-old Dameon Floore with first-degree murder in the Sept. 1 killing of 20-year-old Kenneth Richards outside Denese’s Place.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities on Tuesday charged a former University of Georgia employee with numerous counts of exploitation of a child.
Jeffrey Wall Delk, 51, was charged with 43 counts of the crime after authorities conducted a search of his home on Wendy Lane in which they seized computers and cell phones, according to Athens-Clarke police.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia will erase Social Security numbers from millions of computer records next month in a move to protect employees’ personal information.
“This is going to eliminate a lot of information security risk at the institution,” said Brian Rivers, UGA associate chief information officer for information security in UGA’s Enterprise Information Technology Services, or EITS.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow requested Tuesday that a congressional hearing be held at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta to help federal officials determine why three cancer patients died needlessly because of a lack of care in the hospital’s botched gastrointestinal program.
Barrow, D-Ga., submitted the request in a letter to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, a day after two veteran advocacy groups sought justice for the three patient deaths.
It’s going to be a cold Thanksgiving.
After a band of lingering showers moves out of Augusta to the northeast Wednesday morning, a cold front is expected to settle in for the weekend, said Chris Liscinsky, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s regional headquarters in West Columbia, S.C.
Liscinski said the weather will remain dry but cold through Sunday, with morning temperatures in the mid-20s and highs only reaching the upper 40s.
“It’s going to be chilly,” Liscinsky said. “Be sure to wear a coat while out shopping.”
The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up for its busiest time of year, full of holiday cards and greetings, an increase in online shipping and presents packaged up and sent to loved ones.
This year, the postal service estimates it will process 545 million pieces of mail every day through the holiday season. In total, nearly 15 billion pieces of mail will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
The busiest mailing day is Dec. 16, when more than 600 million pieces of mail are expected to be processed.
If William Banks never plays another down of football in his life, he’ll never forget his last play.
Neither will any fans of Georgia Southern.
On a third-and-2 in the waning minutes in one of the Southeastern Conference’s most intimidating venues, Banks broke loose for 53 yards against the Florida Gators to set up the go-ahead touchdown in an upset that will resonate as much as any of the Eagles’ six national championship wins.