A new life need not be a crisis

...like Ms. Simms cope with the challenges that come with bringing a new child into the world.We'll name just one: Augusta Care Pregnancy Center. Its Nurturing Place offers infant-care classes that reward pupils with vouchers for diapers, baby...

City's 311 superb

For more than three years, I have been calling the city of Augusta's 311 line, formerly Augusta Cares, to report addresses of overgrown lawns; potholes in the streets; trees needing to be cut; and abandoned houses.I want to...

Storm debris ignored

...like no one cares about some of us because we are not near the Augusta National Golf Club!I was told on the phone by Augusta Cares that someone would get the limbs. Just recently I heard that storm pickup is winding down and the normal pickup will...

Mary Barwick

...memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Dr., Augusta, GA 30909, the Augusta Care Pregnancy Center, 1298 1/2 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, or to Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 811 Telfair...

Every human life is sacred

...Abortion never is OK with God.There is hope and help. Right across the street from Planned Parenthood in Augusta is the Augusta Care Pregnancy Center. It has the resources to help women with unplanned pregnancies. Affiliated churches also are there...

Protesters walk to end Georgia Regents University's dental experiments on dogs

...will be staged early next year if nothing has changed."This is my personal message to you, GRU. Look around you. Augusta cares about its animals. You should have been expecting us," he said.

Tough doctor's test ahead?

...from the public, organizers said they were full.Then, when Dr. Ben Carson took the podium at Tuesday night's Augusta Care Pregnancy Center banquet, attendees couldn't wait to stand and applaud. Then they gave him a standing "O" when...

City's engineering department seeks budget increase

...system in place. All we're doing is responding to the requests."Of 5,366 resident calls for service to 311 or Augusta Cares during 2012 and 2013, 2,146 engineering work orders remain open, according to a chart Ladson presented.A May 2011...

Rants & Raves

...time served or their fine. Also send them to cemeteries to clean up there. RANT TO THE CITY of Augusta. I called Augusta Cares about a year and a half ago to see about having my street swept. I was told the city only had two street-sweepers...

Top Story: New garbage changes got off to rocky start

...upheaval in their weekly routines.Augusta 311 Director Kelli Walker, whose department was created from the former Augusta Cares in part to handle the transition, said the office was receiving nearly 1,200 calls a day, most of them related...