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Project to help out-of-work veterans needs help itself


Updated: 06/28/2011 - Their job is to help veterans find jobs, but they might soon find themselves in the unemployment line, too. The stimulus funding for Augusta's Veterans Curation Project is drying up.

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Homes for Our Troops stops home construction in Evans

Updated: 06/28/2011 - Sharon Gittens, Sean’s wife, has said she would rather have Homes for Our Troops build a home in another location. She said she knows most people are supportive of their home but does not feel comfortable if there are some in the neighborhood against it.

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Gittens family wants to move out of Knob Hill

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Updated: 06/27/2011 - Sharon Gittens told News 12 they felt like they were not welcomed after a homeowners association blocked Homes for Our Troops from building a handicap-accessible home for her husband Sgt. FIrst Class Sean Gittens.

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Veteran speaks out about Knob Hill Controversy

Updated: 06/27/2011 - The Homes for Our Troops organization has built several hundred homes to assist severely injured service men and women. One home was built two years ago in Harlem for Sgt. Darryl Wallace.

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Knob Hill controversy could come to an end

Updated: 06/25/2011 - The piles of dirt have not been touched, but the Gittens' dreams of building a home have not turned to dust. The Knob Hill Property Owners Association hopes to resolve the final building plans next week.

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Statement on Knob Hill Board of Directors from Homes for Our Troops


Updated: 06/24/2011 - Homes for Our Troops is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support we have received since learning of the disappointing reversal of approval of the Knob Hill Property Owners Association to build a specially adapted home for Army SFC Sean Gittens and his family, in their community.

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Classic car stolen from deployed Augusta service member

Posted: 06/10/2011 - One Hephzibah family is hoping you know something after one of their classic cars is stolen out of their driveway. The car is worth a lot of money, but for this family the memories it holds are worth even more.

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VA Job Fair

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Posted: 06/08/2011 - The Charlie Norwood VA is reaching out to local veterans with a job fair Thursday, June 9, 2011. They're wanting those who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn to drop by from 10 am to 2 pm to see what's available to them.

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Adapting to the game: VA helps blind veterans play baseball

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Posted: 06/08/2011 - We aren't all good at sports, but some of us have an even harder time playing them. That's why the uptown VA is helping blind veterans stay active, and they're doing more than just walking around the block.

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GA War Veterans Nursing Home honors fallen soldiers

Posted: 06/08/2011 - The 21 gun salute along with Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Signal Corp Band started the ceremony. Dozens of war veterans braved the heat and lined the courtyard to take part in the ceremony.

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Special Assignment: Mold at Fort Gordon? Part 2

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Posted: 06/08/2011 - One family, living in military housing on Fort Gordon believe mold in their unit may have caused their 6-month daughter to stop breathing. News 12 investigates in a special assignment.

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