Army official addresses leaders at private meeting

...private meeting to address local and state leaders about the post's future.Katherine Hammack, the Army's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Association of the United States Army's...

Say 'no' to higher taxes

...commission chambers is someone's sacred cow finally being held accountable. (The writer was Augusta's mayor from 1999 to 2005, and a former assistant deputy secretary for the U.S. Depart ment of Hou sing and Urban De vel op ment.)

FIFA-Russia relations hit snag

...federations will find a compromise."If they would come up with a joint proposal that would be a very nice signal," UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said this month, without suggesting which side might concede ground. "Football sometimes makes miracles...

Let Export-Import Bank expire

...Barack Obama denounced in 2008 as "little more than a fund for corporate welfare." Today, according to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, the Obama administration is "100 percent committed" to the bank.That could be because, as U.S. Rep...

Curtis Chafin

...attended Hurst Business College in Augusta. She was employed as Secretary by the Georgia & Florida Railroad for 16 years and by the...Memorial United Methodist Church Preschool & Day Care Center as Secretary/Bookkeeper for 38 years. She was a member of Burns Memorial...

Ripe for reform

...ballyhooed provisions enabling the VA secretary to immediately terminate senior executives ? an authority new Secretary Bob McDonald should have anyway. But...Procter & Gamble CEO McDonald as VA secretary last month, the agency said it "might...

Barrow hold more veterans office hours

...week of July 4 yielded nearly 400 new cases districtwide for his office to research, said Richard Carbo, Barrow's press secretary.Carbo said the legislator hopes to receive case updates and provide new assistance to area veterans.The office hours will...

Former Georgia Gov. Zel Miller endorses Nunn's Senate bid

...saying, "I defer to the president's judgment."That was part of her response when asked whether then-Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign amid criticism of his department's treatment of veterans."We need accountability; we need...


...than 3,000 athletes aged 15 to 18, started with an evening ceremony attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other world leaders. The 12-day games feature 28 sports.Athletes from regions affected by...

Appointment waits shrinking at Augusta VA

...care services, VA medical centers can now use PC3 to provide additional types of care in order to reduce wait times," new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald said in the release. "This modification is another example of how we are working...