New leaders named for Augusta Warrior Project
The veterans group is making changes to its board of directors and executive leadership; W. Thomas Matthews, the former co-chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation, replaces former president Jim Hull, who will continue on the board as treasurer.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday
Atlanta Braves: Planned move highlights race, class
The Braves will be moving from an area that’s predominantly black and relatively poor compared to whiter Cobb County — where the team says more ticket-buyers live.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday/AP
Mega Millions soars to $550 million
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday
Lottery analysis in Augusta: Bodie’s has most wins
Bodie’s has the most wins over $600 from 2009 to October 2013, with 250 winners buying tickets there.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday
Pilot program helps rural Georgia probationers stay out of prison
A rural probation program is being run in Sandersville, a small city between Macon and Augusta, that gives people who have gotten into trouble with the law an equal shot of getting their lives back on track.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday
Cumberland Island makes top 10 U.S. destinations list for 2014 from Lonely Planet
Source: Brunswick News