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Mental health care concerns discussed at forum

A lack of behavioral health services and confusion about where to go and how to help coordinate care dominated a forum on mental health held Thursday night by the Augusta-Richmond County legislative delegation.
Take responsibility for your driving behavior to prevent further deaths

Do it for yourself, your passengers, other motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Do it for the ones you love!
Chicken processing plant in Louisville to add 115 jobs

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - In four months, Coastal Meats plans to have about 115 new jobs filled and employees at work in its new chicken processing facility, which will occupy the old Forstmann plant near Louisville.
Agriculture commissioner stresses importance of biosecurity for avian influenza

Gary Black, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, has a clear message for Georgia poultry-farm workers."Avian influenza does exist," said Black, who was...
Georgia Vietnam Certificate of Honor program progressing slowly

Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled the Vietnam War Cer­tif­icate of Honor program in March to recognize all Georgia veterans who served in Vietnam, but state records show only about 4,100 certificates have been issued.
Deputies to ride school buses to monitor traffic safety

Some Richmond County school buses will carry a deputy this year as the sheriff's office cracks down on motorists who fail to yield for stop signals.
New act designed to further develop state's work force work force as the cornerstone to Georgia's continued economic growth. (The writer is deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.)
Longtime commissioner of Georgia Department of Veterans Service dead at 92

ATLANTA - Pete Wheeler, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, died Tuesday as the longest-serving state agency head after holding the job for more than six decades...
'Cathedral of golf' helps showcase state to business prospects

Augusta and the Masters Tournament became a marketing tool for the state Thursday for the Red Carpet tour.
Deal announces new program to honor Vietnam veterans

ATLANTA - In an emotional ceremony in the Capi­tol, Gov. Nathan Deal announced a new program aimed at honoring the state's 234,000 Viet­nam veterans.