In 1921 a child was born in the Belgian Congo. She was the daughter of a Belgian veterinarian and his wife, who was native Congolese. The child was a girl; her name was Augusta Chiwy. At age 9, Chiwy moved to Belgium with her family – to Bastogne, her father’s hometown. In 1940, she turned […]
She was knighted in 2011, decades after she risked her life to treat wounded and dying U.S. servicemen.
For decades, stories circulated among veterans and historians about an African nurse who tended to wounded and dying American soldiers in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, the bloody campaign through the Ardennes in the winter of 1944-1945 that became the last major German offensive of World War II.Read full article >>
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen. The shooting happened Tuesday at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta. Authorities said the child was playing with the gun inside a desk when it accidentally discharged, grazing a girl. Show More Summary
Augusta Chiwy, who died at age 94, received U.S. award for valor after saving hundreds of soldiers' lives during the Battle of the Bulge
Augusta Chiwy was an American heroine, though she hailed from abroad. Chiwy, a wartime nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers injured in the bloodiest battle of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge, died Sunday near Brussels at age 94. Born in what is now...
During the Battle of Ardennes, Augusta Chiwy dodged mortars and machine-gun fire to fetch wounded American and Belgian solders on the front lines. The doctor who came to her door days before, desperate for volunteer help, said her tiny size helped keep her alive. Show More Summary
Virginia authorities have identified the man they believe shot and killed two journalists and wounded a third woman during a live segment Wednesday morning. Augusta County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with The Huffington Post that they're looking for 41-year-old Lester Lee Flanagan. During a press conference, Virginia Gov. Show More Summary
Augusta Chronicle editorial, Disgrace at the IRS Director of Tax Agency Should be Fired If Not Jailed Daily Caller, Huckabee: The IRS Is A ‘Criminal Organization’ Daily Signal, Lois Lerner Claimed Lincoln Was Worst President. Why She’s Wrong. Times-News editorial, Free Speech Under Attack by the IRS Town Hall, Lois...
Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle By Susan Stamper Brown Donald Trump’s commanding lead in the polls is a solemn reminder that if we’re not careful, another narcissistic good talker will be elected to complete the fundamental transformation President Obama began. Show More Summary
Later today, in Augusta (Georgia), there will be a March for Jesus taking place. (Because Jesus doesn't know you exist unless you walk single file.) And you know it's serious because one of the organizers is religious broadcaster Dorothy Spaulding, best known for explaining how the Smurfs are satanic:
From the Augusta Chronicle: ‘Randy Houston Mercer pleaded in U.S. District Court to production of child pornography, a crime punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison. According to court documents, Mercer produced child pornography between July 2014 and January, and had sexual relations with underage teens without revealing he was an HIV patient.’ He […]
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage hailed drug screenings for certain welfare recipients as a way to protect taxpayer dollars. But since the program was launched a few months ago, only a handful of recipients have been ordered to...Show More Summary
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Yes, we’re aware that pimento cheese sandwiches exist outside of Augusta National, but in a golf context, (...)
Panthers DE Charles Johnson starts golf career at Augusta National
Nick Rangos is best known for creating Augusta National's pimento cheese sandwich, a dish so beloved that some salivate at the mere thought of it. He died this week in Aiken, South Carolina at the age of 86, the Aiken Standard reported. More...Show More Summary
Augusta is one of Georgia’s most classic Southern cities. Located two and a half hours east of Atlanta, it’s situated on the Savannah River and features vibrant galleries and restaurants, a lovely Riverwalk, and of course, one heck of a golf course. Visit August 15, when the city is abuzz with activities: Triple 8 Group […]
Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Making Sense by Michael Reagan Did you catch President Obama’s sales speech for his Iranian nuclear deal at American University? My head is still spinning and I think I did something to my back trying to...Show More Summary
Harry S Truman: [Longhand Note on Board U.S.S. Augusta](https://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/trumanpapers/psf/longhand/index.php?documentid=hst-psf_naid735228-01&documentYear=1945&documentVersion=both&pagenumber=1): >Well we've been away from Berlin since 8 o'clock the morning of Aug. Show More Summary
Greetings from New Haven, Connecticut, or at least that’s what the sign said on the exit. I’m here for the Podunk Bluegrass Festival just up the road in Hebron, having just wrapped up a wonderful week at the Augusta Heritage Center’s Bluegrass Week, a long-established […]