As he was at the opening minutes of the first open enrollment period, Russell Head will be at his computer today just minutes after midnight as the second open enrollment period begins in the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
He is hoping for a “much better” result from logging onto healthcare.gov, instead of hours staring at an error message and continually refreshing the screen.
Technical education helped Academy of Richmond County student Hope Campbell make the jump from home schooling to public school.
Campbell, 16, transferred to Richmond Academy three years ago and felt lost when deciding which classes to take. After talking to her counselor, she decided to enter the school’s cosmetology “career technical pathway” to learn how to create hairstyles and maintain professionalism with potential clients. She’s earning credits toward college and preparing to enter the workforce after graduation.
Richmond County officials say the holiday season puts more people at risk of becoming victims of property crimes, but the numbers tell a different story.
Each year in November, sheriff’s offices in both Richmond and Columbia counties ramp up public service announcements with the hope that residents take heed and shop with caution, or else run the risk of a present-less Christmas.
Miniature depictions of a historic train depot on downtown Augusta’s Reynolds Street will soon hang from Christmas trees across the city.
The Southern Railway Freight Station, built in the early 1900s, is the featured landmark on the 2014 Ornament of Hope from the Easter Seals organization. Proceeds from sales of the ornament benefit the agency’s programs to help people with disabilities transition to jobs.