US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

...Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose for a fourth straight month to 92.4 from 90.3 in July. The August reading is the highest since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began.The optimism suggests that Americans...

Rants & Raves

...ABOUT the dangers of texting and driving but no one is addressing the other things folks are doing on their phones, such as reading their e-mail, posting on Facebook and Twitter, and taking selfies. In the event of an accident, will the police look...

Betty Oglesby

...loved and missed. Betty lived in Waynesboro most of her life and was an active member in her church, a Pink Lady, loved reading her Bible and loved her sweet pet Sassy. She was a beloved Nanny to six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Surviving...

Downtown stadium | The Augusta Chronicle

...Project Jackson that he won't make a ruling until ... Monday's vote by the North Augusta City Council will mark the final reading to approve an amended ordinance that will allow the city to create a Tax Increment Financing district to fund the ... ...

Augusta commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

...The Augusta Commission will have another chance to set the county's mill rate today after it rejected an ordinance on third reading calling for a 1.75-mill increase last week.After nearly two hours of debate, during which commissioners received biting...

Top of clothes dryer is 'no-fly zone'

...feeders. Or bottles of medicine for the dogs.(You know, reading back over the previous paragraph, I am exhausted by the amount...almost into the basket, but not quite."You know, I remember reading that Newton never married. He's not much help after all...

Evans native helps Syrian refugees

...effective, professional and Christ-like ministries I've ever seen. They are certainly doing some of the most crucial work taking place in the world at the moment. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!Thanks for reading,Andrew

Commission votes no on property tax increase

...debate, preceded by a public hearing in which residents voiced their opposition, the motion to pass the ordinance on third reading failed. Commissioners Bill Fennoy, Corey Johnson, Bill Lockett and Marion Williams voted in favor of the ordinance.The...

Rants & Raves

...shot and killed in Afghanistan was a noncombatant? I ENJOY READING Augusta's annual itemized budget online at www.augustaga...48 with Coca-Cola for that privilege. Lots of interesting reading on Augusta's government Web site. THE WINNER OF Sunday's...

Roberson 'thankful' for time on the Richmond County Board of Education

...listening to his great-grandmother speak of her childhood and reading through his father's collection of history books."I always...about my past," Roberson said. "Listening to my family and reading my father's books created a thirst in me to learn more...