Lipstick on an earmark

Imagine all the good things that could have happened if Congress had more wisely appropriated that $4.2 billion.

Help local Boys & Girls Clubs reach further to help at-risk youths

Help us realize our vision by serving even more of our community's children.

Teen births down but more effective contraception needed

The teen birth rate has fallen dramatically over the last two decades nationally, and in particular over the last five years in Augusta.

Rants & Raves

A rave for the organizations and sponsors who offer events downtown. An even bigger rave for the many people who participate and patronize making downtown fun and vibrant.

Paine College to use grant for disease, substance abuse outreach

...among young people in the area, the school announced Friday.The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to launch the Paine College: Informing, Developing and Educating through Active Learning...

Georgia nearly doubles previous ACA enrollment

...private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, more than half for the first time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday.Almost nine out of 10 qualified for a tax credit to help pay for coverage and nearly...

Georgia health-care enrollment tops 530,000

...and 11.4 million gained coverage overall, officials with the federal marketplace and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.A lot of them waited until the deadline Sunday, when the marketplace saw its biggest...


Daniel Jackson and Patrick Judd have graduated from the University of Dallas. Merit List CAlandra L. Harris and Andrew L. Bridges have been named to the merit list at Piedmont Technical College for the fall 2014 semester.

Nearly 10 million enrolled in Affordable Care Act

As of Jan. 30, nearly 7.5 million had enrolled in the 37 states using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Another 2.4 million enrolled in the state-run health exchanges, Burwell said.

Jan. 1 deadine for ACA health care coverage looming

The second Open Enrollment period began Nov. 15 and nationwide almost 1.4 million had selected a plan as of Dec. 5, about 48 percent for the first time, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.