WINTRY WEATHER ON THE WAY It looks like some form of frozen precipitation is headed our way overnight. Columbia County EMA Director Pam Tucker says the National Weather Service says it could be in the form of light snow or freezing rain, but we won’t know more until later today. For now, forecasters are […]
EARLY VOTING FOR DISTRICT 7 SEAT UNDERWAY Early voting starts today for next month’s special election for the Augusta Commission District 7 seat. The special election is being held to fill the unexpired term of Donnie Smith, who resigned last year. Sean Frantom, Sonny Pittman and “Hap” Harris are all in the running for the […]
EXPLOSIVES TRAINING SET FOR NEXT WEEK Officials say the Richmond County bomb squad will host a week-long explosives training class starting Monday, February 23. They’re getting the word out that residents may hear, and maybe even feel, loud explosions coming from the training range on Deans Bridge Road just south of Tobacco Road. Training […]
CLEMSON MOVES WEEKEND BASEBALL GAMES TO AUGUSTA Clemson is moving its weekend baseball series with Maine out of state because groundskeepers say the field at Doug Kingsmore Stadium is frozen and unplayable. The series opens today with a doubleheader Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium, home of the Augusta Greenjackets. Several other teams like Virginia and […]
SCE&G SETS DEMAND RECORD AMID FRIGID TEMPS IN SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Electric & Gas has set an electric demand record as customers try to keep warm in the arctic cold. The utility, which serves almost 700,000 electric customers reported that during the 8:00 hour this morning, customers used 4,970 megawatts of electricity. The old […]
TSA TO DISCUSS PROHIBITED ITEMS FROM LOCAL AIRPORT The Transportation Security Administration will address the media Monday, February 23, on prohibited items found at Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field. They want to remind passengers what is and isn’t allowed aboard aircraft when traveling. TSA spokesman Mark Howell will even have a display of items […]
KEVIN HART TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY Superstar entertainer, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, is coming to the James Brown Arena June 14 as part of his What Now? Tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20, at noon. They will be available online at www.georgialinatix.com or by phone 877-428-4849.