Military families get special holiday dinner

...Response Group of the 324th and 359th battalions made sure this year was different...dinner for active-duty members of the battalions, providing dinner, dancing, gifts...being in the military," he said. The battalions will likely be deployed in 2011. Reach...

Russia's oligarchs looking for government help

MOSCOW -- Russia's fabulously wealthy still have their black Mercedes with tinted windows, the battalions of bodyguards, the extravagant homes, perhaps even a few remaining friends inside the Kremlin. But these business barons, who...

Shoppers brave crowds

...shop 'til I drop," shouted one woman, yelling her war cry excitedly into a cell phone, an empty shopping cart in tow. Battalions of shoppers began forming in front of area stores near dawn Friday in anticipation for the busiest shopping day of the year...

Senator says he had PTSD when he was writing thesis

...thesis' conclusions were not his own."I know about war strategy and defense because of firsthand experience leading a battalion and the Montana National Guard," he said.Walsh said when he wrote the paper, he was seeing two doctors and taking medication...

At the Movies: 'The Prince & Me'

...compost on the weeds to make them ranker, perhaps, or how fluffy romantic comedies like this come not in single spies but in battalions. (It follows two other young-love-in-Europe movies recently aimed at teens and tweens: "Chasing Liberty" with Mandy...

Cross Creek Navy Junior ROTC, strapped for space, prepares for new home

...Cross Creek's student population is involved with the Navy Junior ROTC, and the school program has a high retention rate. Battalions swell to sizes unseen in any other Augusta area ROTC program."We only had one student leave us this year," Shaw said...

Columbia County house destroyed by fire as family escapes

...already shooting through the roof of the house at in the 4000 block of Clifden Avenue, according to Columbia County Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett.Lovett said it took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain the blaze. They were able to save a child's...

Carpet store fire ties up Washington Road traffic

...Road.The warehouse of the business caught fire, damaging the rear of the building, according to Augusta-Richmond County Battalion Chief Bryan McFeely.The fire ? which remains under investigation ? took about 25 minutes to contain."I haven't...

Divers recover body of truck driver in Augusta Canal

...Accident Response unit and officials from the state Department of Natural Resources aided in the search. Wayne Taylor, the battalion chief of the Richmond County Fire Department, said rescuers used underwater sonar technology to find the body.The tractor-trailer...

Veteran's name will be added to Riverwalk tribute

...life in the city. Cpl. Thomas A. Watson, who served in the Ma rine Corps Reserve, shares a name with another man in his battalion. Brown has not verified his Augusta connection.After scouring yearbooks, newspaper archives, obituary listings, school...