Faces of Survival: Donna Charles

...having heart problems, but said she is thankful to still be here."It's been an amazing journey," Charles said. "It's funny how you don't realize how much strength you have until you have to use it."? Lisa Kaylor, staff writer

Shine Night winners to go to Nashville

...and her husband, Fareed, have expanded the contest to include Augusta and Atlanta and also Nashville, Bristol and Sevierville, Tenn.To learn more, visit thenashvilleconnection.com or call (864) 663-4131.? Don Rhodes, staff writer

Public safety committee approves changes to Augusta's animal ordinances

Animal Services Director Sharon Broady said her department acknowledges some pet owners may experience added expenses for spaying, neutering and licensing.

Pardon our mess

...Starks said a maintenance crew would be sent out by Oct. 3. Starks added that if anyone wants to request maintenance for a section of school system property, they can contact the school system at (706) 826-1000.? Sean Gruber, staff writer

Augusta air travelers find comfort in therapy dogs

Dogs will be roaming the main terminal and gate area of the Augusta Airport to spread happiness and entertainment to travelers who might feel tense about flying,

Improved Kentucky prepares to play host to South Carolina

...all-black alternate uniforms as well after playing in a gray and blue combination last week against Vanderbilt.___AP Staff Writer Jeffrey S. Collins in Columbia, South Carolina, contributed to this report.

Singer Katy Perry's correct prediction highlighted bizarre weekend

...alive in SEC East race.Georgia Southern: Eagles face the second-worst run defense in Sun Belt. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets have won 10 in a row vs. the Blue Devils. South Carolina: Gamecocks enjoy a bye week.? Chris Gay, staff writer

Former Fort Gordon soldier is 1 of 2 killed in enemy attack in Afghanistan

...2010 to July 2012 ? first as a plans officer in the 35th Signal Brigade then as an operations officer in the 63rd Signal Battalion and an executive officer in the 50th Signal Battalion.Staff Writer Wesley Brown contributed to this report.

Paine president resigns

...service," Norman stated. "His hard work and dedication will be forever appreciated by myself, the members of the Paine College Board of Trustees, faculty and staff of Paine College."Staff writer Susan McCord contributed to this report

Pick your spot to cheer on Ironman 70.3 Augusta athletes from near and far

...between Eighth and Ninth streets about 11 a.m.On Friday and Saturday, an Ironman expo with merchandise and vendor booths at the Augusta Convention Center's Exhibit Hall is open to the public. Admission is free.? Chris Gay, staff writer