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4 days ago

House Passes Bill Giving More Credit for Science and Math

House Passes Bill Giving More Credit for Science and Math The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses. Representative Jan Jones of Milton says the change will encourage students to take such classes and pursue jobs In fields that need skilled employees. HOPE […]

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6 days ago

New Brand Campaign to Premiere Thursday at AU’s Health System

  New Brand Campaign to Premiere Thursday at AU’s Health System Augusta University officials say a new brand campaign will be revealed this week for the health system.  It includes new ads featuring the university and health system’s new look and logo. A red-carpet-themed event will be held Thursday at noon in the Lansing B. […]

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7 days ago

Patrols to be Heavy on Super Bowl Sunday

Patrols to be Heavy on Super Bowl Sunday Super Bowl Sunday may be the most watched sporting event on television, but officials say February 7th  will also be a “most watched” event when it comes to drunk drivers and law enforcement officers in Georgia The Governor’s Office of Highway safety says deputies and police officers […]

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1 week ago

Isolated Tornadoes Possible in Some Georgia Areas Tuesday

Isolated Tornadoes Possible in Some Georgia Areas Tuesday Forecasters say damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible with thunderstorms expected to move into Georgia Tuesday night. The National Weather Service said the highest risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday night will be in northwest Georgia, around Dalton, Ringgold, Rome and Trenton. Forecasters say parts of […]

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1 week ago

More Scams Reported in the Area

More Scams Reported in the Area The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says it continues to get reports of at least two scams underway in the area. In one scam, callers pretend to work for the IRS in hopes of stealing money or identities from victims.  In the other, some pretend to work for the Census […]

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1 week ago

School for the Arts to File Petition Under New Name

  School for the Arts to File Petition Under New Name The Columbia County School for the Art’s board of directors is filing a new petition for state approval soon. They will file the petition under a new name, SAIL, which stands for “School for the Arts-Infused Learning.” Officials say the name change was sparked […]

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1 week ago

Ga Representative Introduces Military Consumer Protection Act

Ga Representative Introduces Military Consumer Protection Act State Representative Brian Prince of Augusta filed House Bill 812 this week, “Military Consumer Protection Act,” which is designed to protect military families from predatory lending under the terms of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act. The bill is part of House Democrats’ “A Promise Kept” initiative […]

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1 week ago

Barbie Now Curvy, Tall and Petite

Barbie Now Curvy, Tall and Petite Barbie’s got a brand new body! Mattel, the maker of the famous plastic doll, says it will start selling Barbie’s in three new body types—tall, curvy and petite.  She’ll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. The company will also continue to see the […]

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