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GRADUATION RATE IMPROVES AT SOME RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOLS

GRADUATION RATE IMPROVES AT SOME RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOLS Richmond County schools graduated slightly more of their students last year.  The Georgia Department of Education says the graduation rate was just under 62%, a nearly 4% increase from the previous year.  That still trailed Georgia’s state average of 72 ½%. In Columbia County, graduation rates rose […]

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FREEZE WATCH IN NORTH GEORGIA

FREEZE WATCH IN NORTH GEORGIA The National Weather Service has issued a freeze advisory covering parts of north Georgia. Forecasters issued a freeze watch from late Friday night through Saturday morning in area of north Georgia that includes Fannin, Gilmer, Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties. Meteorologists says it’s possible the Atlanta area could see some […]

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS SATURDAY NIGHT

CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS SATURDAY NIGHT This is the weekend we change our clocks and get an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning at 2:00, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioners Ralph Hudgens is also reminding […]

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATED IN RICHMOND COUNTY

SHOOTING INVESTIGATED IN RICHMOND COUNTY A man was shot in the leg in the 1100 block of Emmett Street overnight. The victim told police he was walking home when a red vehicle pulled up beside him.  He said a black male got out, robbed him, then shot him in the leg before taking off. The […]

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EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY There’s an emergency temporary road closure on Lake Jean Drive in Evans, according to Columbia County officials.  That’s just west of the intersection with Lawrence Drive near Hereford Farm Road. The emergency road closure is due to roadway failures on Lake Jean Drive at the Lake Jean spillway.  Road […]

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL BROUN FACES SCRUTINY

CONGRESSMAN PAUL BROUN FACES SCRUTINY Outgoing Georgia Congressman Paul Broun faces additional scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee.  The panel chairman and ranking member said Wednesday they want to know whether the Athens Republican improperly used money from what’s called his “members representational allowance.” The congressional ethics office says there’s substantial reason to believe Broun […]

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COLUMBIA COUNTY FALL FAIR STARTS TODAY

COLUMBIA COUNTY FALL FAIR STARTS TODAY The Columbia County Fall Fair, sponsored by the Merchants Association, starts its 10-day run today. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and admission is free today with 5 non-perishable items that can be donated to the Columbia County Cares food pantry.  It’s also seniors night.  Adults 55 and over get […]

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CHILLY WEATHER EXPECTED ACROSS GEORGIA

CHILLY WEATHER EXPECTED ACROSS GEORGIA Cold temperatures are in store for Georgia in coming days. National Weather Service forecasters say a freeze is possible in parts of the northeast Georgia in the coming days. Chilly temperatures are expected across the state Friday evening, when Halloween trick-or-treating is planned in communities. The average date of the […]

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