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Mary Liz Nolan

7 hours ago

PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS

  Businessman David Perdue defeated longtime Representative Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff Tuesday for Georgia’s U.S. Senate nomination.  He’ll face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the November general election.  Unofficial results showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes with 93 percent of the precincts reporting. In the State Senate District 22 race, […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 hours ago

KRISTIAN BUSH TO HEADLINE BORDER BASH

  Kristian Bush, half of the platinum-selling country duo Sugarland, will headline the 21st annual Border Bash on Friday, September 12, at the Augusta Common.  The Joe Stevenson Band will also be back for the 7th year.  Border Bash is held every year the night before the big Georgia-South Carolina football game.  General admission tickets […]

Mary Liz Nolan

8 hours ago

POLICE NEED HELP IDENTIFYING SHOPLIFTERS

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying a couple of shoplifters. They’ve released surveillance pictures of a black male and female who took several items from the Dollar General store in the 4000 block of Washington Road in Evans. The store manager said the female’s purse appeared to be full of […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 days ago

MAN CHARGED WITH LEAVING BOY IN HOT CAR

    A local man who left his baby in a hot car at a Richmond County apartment complex last weekend has been arrested. Russell Givens was charged today with deprivation of a minor. Authorities were called Saturday afternoon after a resident at Woodcrest Apartments noticed the 19-month-old boy alone in the locked car. Some good Samaritans […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 days ago

EARLY VOTING ENDS FRIDAY

  A reminder that early voting for Georgia’s primary election runoffs ends tomorrow. Besides the Board of Elections Office on Greene Street, early votes can be cast until 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Henry Brigham and Warren Road recreation centers, and Diamond Lakes Regional Park. Election day is Tuesday.  Polls will be open from 7:00 […]

Webmaster

6 days ago

INVESTIGATION OVER AT LANEY HIGH SCHOOL

  Education officials say they’ve found nothing to support claims that grades were unjustly changed for dozens of Lucy Laney High School students during the past school year. Superintendent Dr. Frank Roberson says he and staffers investigated after getting complaints a few days ago, but turned up no wrongdoing. Roberson says there were grade changes, […]

Webmaster

1 week ago

PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED ON COLUMBIA COUNTY SPLOST

  Columbia County residents will have three opportunities to hear more about the draft list of proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax projects for the county for 2017 through 2022, which will be on the November 4 general election ballot. The first public meeting will be held Tuesday, July 22, at 6:00 p.m. at […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 week ago

COMMISSION AGREES ON ANIMAL ADOPTION PLAN

    Augusta Commissioners approved a plan Tuesday that should help reduce the Richmond County animal shelter kill rate. The shelter lost its part-time veterinarian in March, so Animal Services Director Sharon Broady has refused to let any unsterilized animals leave the facility.  Local rescue groups have been furious about the number of animals that […]

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