Historic Augusta is asking the public to unite at today’s meeting against the city’s plans to tear down an antebellum courthouse annex and weigh in on the “futuristic” design of a proposed new Information Technology building.
An undercover investigation by the national Humane Society found Georgia Regents University purchased dogs for experiments from a dealer charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act and that the university violated federal law when those experiments were performed without proper approval.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, GRU purchased six hound dogs from Minnesota-based dealer Kenneth Schroeder, who has been repeatedly cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2011 and was charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act in September.
The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta confirmed Wednesday that three of its cancer patients died needlessly in the past two years because of long waits and delayed care in the hospital’s gastrointestinal program.
The hospital declined to release the names of the victims; however, the deaths have reportedly been tied to the medical center’s former director, Rebecca Wiley.
Carter Harwell has joined an elite group by earning every merit badge the Boy Scouts of America offers.
The national Boy Scouts of America office doesn’t keep track of such accomplishments, but BSA Public Relations Director Deron Smith said “it is a rare achievement.” Carter, 13, believes he’s the 210th Boy Scout to earn all 133 merit badges.
The Evans resident became a Boy Scout in October 2011.