Susan McCord is a veteran journalist and writer who began her career at publications in Asheville, N.C. She spent nearly a decade at newspapers across rural southwest Georgia, then returned to her Augusta hometown for a position at the print daily. She’s a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and the University of Georgia. Susan is dedicated to transparency and ethics, both in her work and in the beats she covers. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including a Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Fellowship, first place for hard news writing from the Georgia Press Association and the Morris Communications Community Service Award.
Georgia elections chief recounts 2020 election aftermath in Augusta stop
If he didn’t intend to address lingering conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 election, a heckler ensured that he would.
Inmates pick up forklift certifications
Twelve inmates at the Richmond County Correctional Institution have completed a forklift program at Augusta Technical College.
School board candidates haven’t steered clear of trouble
Background checks on the two candidates for Richmond County Board of Education reveal each had legal actions taken against them for debts.
Effort to incorporate ‘Summerville Village’ alive, set back another year
An effort to incorporate the “City of Summerville Village” advanced but suffered a two-year setback when area legislators declined to sponsor the bill.
Central to start May 1, other EMS details undecided
Central EMS will become Augusta’s EMS provider a little sooner than expected.
Supreme Court of Georgia finds local court must consider Augusta man’s pro-se appeal
The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled a Burke County court must consider an appeal an Augusta man filed on his own while he also had an appointed attorney.
Augusta adds Rev. C.T. Walker house to Laney-Walker redevelopment effort
The acquisition of the historic C.T. Walker home on Laney-Walker Boulevard marks a turning point in Augusta’s 15-year revitalization of the area, those spearheading the effort said.
Augusta 911 center recognized for fire dispatching
Augusta’s 911 Emergency Communications Center has been recognized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, or IAED, as an Accredited Center of Excellence for emergency fire dispatching.
EMS panel formed, Boathouse gets tentative funding
With a May 8 state deadline looming, the subcommittee charged with steering the direction of Augusta’s new EMS program is in place.
Federal, local effort nets 10 Augusta felons on firearms charges
Two Augusta men were indicted and eight others recently convicted of gun charges as part of a federal collaboration against felons with guns.