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Some voters unhappy with Augusta County’s ADA compliance

Some voters unhappy with Augusta County’s ADA compliance

Augusta County took several steps to avoid being sued again for any violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during primary on Tuesday, but the steps made some voters unhappy.

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) conducted an inspection of Augusta County polling sites after receiving several complaints from Stephen Morris regarding possible violations. Last year, the county’s Electoral Board received notice from the DOJ of deficiencies about accessibility for voters at most of the voting sites.

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Augusta Library’s old stained-glass windows being restored

Augusta Library’s old stained-glass windows being restored

A team of artisans led by Robert Bolton are bringing Lithgow Public Library's 120-year-old stained-glass windows back to their previous, full-color selves inch by inch.

Bolton said their main goal was to restore the artwork and colors of the public library's 32 windows, while retaining their originality to the maximum possible. He said he held the original windows in very high regard.

Working in a Manchester studio, Bolton said they first disassembled the windows, cleaned and repaired the glasses, and then reassembled the windows with new lead delineating the intricate glass details.

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Woman sentenced for ‘baseball bat attack’ on Augusta man

Woman sentenced for ‘baseball bat attack’ on Augusta man

A former Chelsea woman will spend one year behind bars after being convicted of aggravated assault and robbery in which her accomplice beat a man with a baseball bat in an effort to snatch his wallet.

Sarah R. Negrete, who is now a resident of Fairfield, was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but the first year suspended, for the May 25, 2014, incident that left the victim of Augusta with injuries to the head and post-traumatic stress.

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Augusta murder suspect Damik Davis pleads not guilty

Augusta murder suspect Damik Davis pleads not guilty

One of the four people, who were arrested and charged with murder in connection with the beating death of a man in Augusta in November last year, pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

Damik Davis, a 25-yer-old resident of Queens, New York, has been charged with murder in a total of three separate forms, viz. intentional indifference, felony murder, murder and robbery related to 31-year-old Joseph Marceau’s death.

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Augusta woman charged with sexually abusing teen

Augusta woman charged with sexually abusing teen

A 36-year-old woman from Augusta has recently been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor following a two-week investigation, a spokesperson for the Augusta Police Department confirmed.

Police arrested Loni Ingalls last Friday and arranged for her initial court appearance on Monday through video at the Capital Judicial Center.

According to a complaint field with the court, Ingalls sexually abused a 14-year-old boy and that the sexual abuse occurred in November and December last year and January this year in her apartment.

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Augusta’s Red Cross offers direct service to numerous places

Augusta’s Red Cross offers direct service to numerous places

Chartered around a century ago, the American Red Cross of Augusta now offers direct service to a number of places, including Wilkes, Taliaferro, Lincoln, Columbia, McDuffie, Warren, Hancock, Washington, Burke, Jenkins and Screven counties.

As the Augusta Red Cross served people in style back in the 1950s, using very classy 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe station wagon, they do have a legacy of service.

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Researchers Trying to Find Way to help cystic fibrosis patients

Researchers Trying to Find Way to help cystic fibrosis patients

Cystic fibrosis is caused mainly due to a problem in the CFTR gene that helps to manage the movement of salt and water in and out of cells.

Dr. Ryan Harris, director of Laboratory of Integrative Vascular & Exercise Physiology at the Georgia Prevention Institute at Georgia Regents University, said even in case the lungs function normally, cystic fibrosis can impact blood vessels.

Georgia Regents University team is trying to find out whether that is causing exercise intolerance and what intervention might work.

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