State education department distributes books to promote literacy

...strengthen family bonds.The Get Georgia Reading program, funded by the federal Race to...parents on how to encourage "a love of reading" in their children."Our current state...We have students who do not begin reading actively at a young age, and they end...

Riverside reading break

Alan Hampton takes a break from work Wednesday to relax and read in the shade of Riverwalk Augusta.

Georgia factory activity slowing

...Managers Index.August's 8-point decline from July in the index released Tuesday drops it to 45.9, below the 50-point reading that generally indicates an expanding overall economy.Coming amid the gyrations in the stock market and news of China's...

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

...country. The manufacturing index, which surveys purchasing managers at factories, dropped to a reading of 49.7 in August from 50.0 in July. A reading below 50 indicates a contraction.China's stocks sank on the news, with Shanghai Composite...

Kentucky clerk to face judge after defying courts on gay marriage

...word and we're standing with her," said Flavis McKinney.On the other side of the courthouse lawn, others held signs reading "Hate is not a family value" and sang repurposed Christian songs: "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of...

US consumer confidence shows sharp rebound in August

...consumer confidence rebounded in August to the strongest reading in seven months after having fallen sharply in July.The Conference...confidence increased to 101.5 in August, up from a revised July reading of 91.0. It was the best showing since January.Conference...

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: AFTER READING Sylvia Cooper in City Ink, my question to any citizen smart or otherwise: Who would trust any Augusta Commission member with...

Legendary directors are linked by unfinished film

...in spite of their final films. John Huston, on the other hand, managed to keep audiences on their toes to the very end. Reading about their last cinematic gasps in two new books aimed at movie buffs is to appreciate their obsession with shooting movies...

Stand-alone gadget can be preferable to all-in-one device

...constantly tempted to check e-mail and Facebook, as I am reading on a tablet. In addition, e-reader screens are typically...to be slimmer and lighter than other readers, and they have reading-related extras, such as more information on characters...

Brick by brick, help build a generous community

...provide for themselves, those who call the CSRA home routinely give not only money, but time and talent.I am sure many of you reading this have been inspired to join others in making a difference because of a circumstance in your own life or in the lives of...