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Richmond County Junior ROTC students continue Veterans Day tradition by serving those who served

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:27pm


The students making up the Cross Creek and Butler High School ROTC programs spent their Veterans Day exactly how they wanted: serving those who have served them.

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Downtown Augusta Marriott to undergo major room renovation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:23pm


The main tower of the downtown Marriott hotel is getting a multimillion-dollar renovation into a style more desirable to Generation X and Generation Y travelers.

Darryl Leech, vice president and general manager of the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center on Reynolds Street, said construction will begin Monday on the 11-story hotel’s top four floors. Other floors will be taken out of service as the newly renovated areas are opened.

Leech said the work will take until March to complete.

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Prostitution arrests thwart license request to open Wheeler Road massage parlor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:10pm


A former Richmond County sheriff’s deputy was denied an operator’s license this week for a therapeutic massage parlor because of his wife’s prostitution conviction in Texas and her arrest in a sex-trafficking operation in Augusta.

Jason Voulgaris, who resigned from the sheriff’s office in August to further his education, said Tuesday he plans to go before the Augusta Commission next week for a full vote on an application he submitted in July to open “AA Massage” on Wheeler Road.

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GRU hosts hearing of evidence for clinical trials of cannabidiol oil use

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:56pm


A legislative study committee on narrow uses of medical marijuana will hold a hearing Tuesday at Georgia Regents University to hear about potential medical evidence for use, according to the committee co-chairman. GRU itself is on the verge of beginning clinical trials into a purified cannabis oil drug for children with uncontrollable seizures.

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Azziz tells UNLV about Augusta challenges

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:49pm

A weeklong exploration of the triumphs and tribulations of three candidates seeking to become UNLV president began Monday as Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz took center stage.

Azziz has been criticized for planning questionable expenditures as president of the Augusta, Ga., campus and is named as a defendant in an age discrimination lawsuit recently filed by a fired university fundraiser.

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