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1 month 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, […]

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1 month 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 […]

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1 month 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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1 month ago

ONE ARRESTED, THREE SOUGHT IN EVANS SHOOTING

  Columbia County authorities have made an arrest in connection with Monday morning’s shooting at an apartment complex in Evans. 20 year old Trelon Baker was arrested yesterday at his home at Fox Den Apartments in Augusta.  Authorities say he allegedly shot 25 year old Jamal Fielding in the thigh when he refused to hand […]

Mary Liz Nolan

1 month ago

TAX-FREE SHOPPING DAYS COMING FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

  The start of a new school year is just around the corner with many area school systems welcoming students back in early August. Back-to-school shoppers will be happy to hear that tax-free shopping on school supplies and clothing is returning to Georgia and South Carolina the first weekend in August. Georgia will have two […]

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1 month ago

WOMAN ATTACKED IN RICHMOND COUNTY

  Richmond County authorities say a woman was attacked from behind as she walked from her car to her apartment Sunday night at the Madison on the Green apartment complex on River Ridge Drive. The woman told authorities the attacker forced her to perform sex acts at knifepoint around 10:00 p.m. She told investigators she […]

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1 month ago

NO CHANGE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY MILLAGE RATE

  The Columbia County School Board met this morning to set the millage rate for the coming year. That’s the tax rate property owners pay for public school funding. The board voted to keep the rate the same this year, 18.59 mills.

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1 month ago

KELLEY BROTHERS TO HOST GOLF TOURNAMENT AND CONCERT HERE

    The Kelley Brothers, Josh and John, will host a celebrity golf tournament in Evans in October, as well as a concert that night. The golf tournament will be held at Champions Retreat Golf Club.  Organizers say there will be several notable celebrities on hand, but their names haven’t been released yet. Following the […]

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