Augusta veteran's widow aims to become advocate

After having a bad experience applying for and receiving VA benefits when her husband died, Deborah McCullar hopes to become a local advocate for widows of veterans.

New VA director hears patients' complaints at town hall

...to him losing 20 pounds because he had not slept or eaten in four days.The first question for Andrews came from Augusta veteran Lisa Collins, a former member of the Army Security Agency who had multiple artery blockages identified in her upper...

Augusta veterans remember Vietnam buildup 50 years ago

A half-century ago, President Johnson made the decision to send U.S. combat troops to Vietnam. Three Augusta area Vietnam War veterans shared their stories of the long, costly conflict.

Macon, Ga., pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

...chaplain of the year.The first-time award was dedicated to Charlie Norwood, the late congressman for whom the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center was named in 2008.Lewis, 52, was left speechless."My No. 1 goal is to encourage and...

Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

...Outlining the benefits of a $16 billion reform package he helped negotiate last month, Sen. Johnny Isakson told Augusta veterans Tuesday they can expect more accountability, shorter waits and better health care at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical...

Augusta VA reports more adverse incidents in care

...wait times for veterans initially showed that 26 Augusta veterans waited at least 90 days for an appointment and that...appointments.The latest figures released Thursday show 63 Augusta veterans now wait at least 90 days and only one new enrollee...

Augusta veterans turn to Rep. John Barrow to get Veterans Affairs disability benefits

...repaired an abnormally large vein that had formed in the Augusta veteran's scrotum, but Grant, 69, now says the swelling...There are too many veterans getting the runaround."Augusta veteran Ollie Washington, 63, said he his working on his...

Documents show difference in pay for ex-chief at Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center

...The $15,000 boost in salary Stapleton received was enacted April 5, 2011, one month after the first of three Augusta veterans died while the hospital delayed more than 4,500 gastrointestinal procedures, the letter stated.According to another...

Ed Turner and Number 9 create 'musical time machine'

...Turner and his band members and augmented horn and string players under the direction of Symphony Orchestra of Augusta veterans Laura Tomlin and Rob Foster know what good showmanship is all about.You get your bang for your buck with Turner's...

Augusta veterans invited to Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center town hall meeting

The director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will provide an update on facility improvements next week during a town hall the Augusta hospital is holding to address long wait times and delayed care.