Biz Bits

...KATHY HUSKEY Award/honor: Named the top sales agent of the month of March by Meybohm Realtors' North Augusta office. VENUS MORRIS GRIFFINAward/honor: Named the top listing and sales agent of the month of March by Meybohm Realtors. KEN SHAHAward...

Rants & Raves

...There was no local talent in the field. Just wondering is there enough talent in the Augusta area to get in it? HOW DARE Venus Cain talk to a reporter doing her job the way she did? She is an embarrassment, and she owes that reporter an apology. Shame...

Richmond County school board addresses handwriting skills

...getting ready to go into the sixth grade that can't write it at all," said Richmond County Board of Education President Venus Cain. "They can't sign their name, and that's really bad."With growing concerns about the demise of basic handwriting...


TennisVenus Williams comes up shortIn Charleston, S.C., Venus Williams couldn't dig herself out of a hole this time and lost to Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-4 at the Family...

The public's business

What was she thinking?How could Richmond County Board of Education President Venus Cain organize an unadvertised meeting of public officials ? including a quorum of her own board ? without realizing she was...

Venus Williams knocked out in first round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Just as she was starting to show glimpses of returning to form, Venus Williams was let down by her serve and her concentration at crucial times and lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova...

Quorum of BOE members turns brainstorming event into illegal meeting

...law after a quorum of Board of Education members showed up without having invited the public.Board of Education President Venus Cain said she organized the meeting so community leaders could brainstorm ways to move the city forward and combat the negative...

City Ink: Media not invited to city's secret meeting

...lone reporter from The Augusta Chronicle hears about the gathering and decides to drop by to see what's going on, hostess Venus Cain said, "It's none of your business, could you please leave."A less intrepid reporter than Meg Mirshak might have...


...was looking for her second consecutive title and her third this year after winning the Sony Open last weekend.Williams' sister, Venus, also struggled on Tuesday, but edged Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3, 0-6, 7-5.