Augusta VA welcomes retired Army colonel as associate director

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center welcomed a retired Army colonel and former CEO of a critical-access hospital as its new associate director Monday.In his new role as associate director, Robert...

Homer C. Pickens Jr., decorated Army colonel and Vietnam veteran, dies at 83

...public reconciled its importance in U.S. history, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 83.Pickens, a retired colonel who served more than 20 years as a counterintelligence officer and qualified Special Forces airborne ranger, completed three...

Veterans Affairs Hospitals | The Augusta Chronicle

...hospital's 2,445-employee workforce full time. The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center welcomed a retired Army colonel and former CEO of a critical-access hospital as its new associate director Monday. Don't Miss Databases: Search...

A hero with humility

...Gen. Creighton Abrams, who was in charge of American military operations during the Vietnam War. Pickens retired a full colonel in 1980.If Pickens' name sounds vaguely familiar, you might recall his father, Homer Pickens Sr. As the assistant director...

Fried chicken chain KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders for ads

NEW YORK - KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks...Darrell Hammond in TV commercials. The real Colonel Harland Sanders died nearly 35 years ago...shaped like chicken buckets and quotes from Colonel Sanders hanging on the wall.It's apparently...

By the Book: Local artists to mark release of Lee's "Watchman"

...surf in Sullivan's Island and received the Carnegie Medal for civilian heroism.Sixteen years later, the Marine lieutenant colonel went behind Japanese enemy lines to rescue four of his wounded comrades and was later felled by enemy machine gun fire.Dyess...

Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor submits resignation letter for District 3 to make State House run

...includes Frank Spears, a former county commissioner; Jim Bartlett, a builder and recent candidate for commission chairman; business owners Russell Wilder and Gary Richardson; and recently retired Army lieutenant colonel Greg Grzybowski.

You Remembered: Broad Street parades

...Monument across from the Herald Building, and there were a lot of dignitaries, etc., to view the parade.As the cadet colonel com mander and staff leading the battalion approached the reviewing stand, the command was given to present arms and the commander...

Breaking Free: The men making the change

...wl-midcolumn { display : none; } KEEGAN MASON, 31, CO-ADMINISTRATORKeegan Mason grew up in Florida, the son of an Army colonel and a nurse. He easily made friends, made good grades and was a star golfer, winning the all-state championship with his...

KFC creates animated Colonel for new ads

...YORK -- Nobody sells chicken like the Colonel. That's why the KFC fast-food restaurant...Sanders, who became an honorary Kentucky Colonel in the 1930s. He died in 1980. KFC is calling its new animated character The Colonel and intends to make it a regular attraction...