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Friends credit Boys and Girls Club in graduating with honors from A.R. Johnson

Canaan Wright, Raymond Chester and Devin Carter walked across the stage wearing honor cords Wednesday. During the past two years, all three spent their afternoons at the Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA.

A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School Class of 2015

Benji R. AddisonKiana Elise Aguilar *Latia Linsay BanksJackson Layne Browne *Sarabeth Miram BudensteinJazzmine J. BurleyPamela Ciante ButtsJasmine Lashell CalvinDevin Raphael Carter*Raymond Chester Jr.***Thai Ivey Kendrick Collier *Jasmine Samone CrockettKiana Marche DavisRaneshia Kianna DixonTiffanie Janae DraughnRomilo Leon DraytonErin M. EnglandIshmael Amar EwingMalik O. Farmer *Ashley Brianna Ford

Best & Brightest: Baaqeyah Muhammad El, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School

Baaqeyah Muhammad El, of A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School, is a finalist in the 2015 Best & Brightest Awards.

A.R. Johnson senior named 'Youth of the Year'

Canaan Wright first got involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA three years ago. When he was selected the 2015 CSRA Youth of the Year in February, he became the club's local ambassador.

West Augusta residents meet with Mayor Hardie Davis, staff and interim Commissioner Harris for 'office hours' at Jason's deli

A handful of west Augusta residents dropped by Mayor Hardie Davis' Thursday "office hours" event held at a new Washington Road deli.

Westside High tuberculosis case investigated

A Westside High School student has tuberculosis, public health and school officials confirmed Wednesday, and a TB testing session for students and staffers is scheduled Friday at the school.

Census: Augusta young adults struggling to find jobs

A new report shows that young adults in the area today are better educated and on average, earn more money than 30 years ago, but are far more likely to be unemployed, unmarried and living with their parents.

Augusta playground dedicated in honor of WWII veteran

With the help of an Augusta family whose father sought treatment 60 years ago, the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Fisher House has opened a new play area.

Richmond County school board discusses health screenings for student athletes

During the Board of Education's committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from University Hospital discussed establishing a program to offer free health screenings to Richmond County student athletes, arguing that establishing the program could save lives.