The ribbon was cut Monday on the new Cyber School Headquarters building at Fort Gordon. Colonel Thomas Pugh became the new Signal Commandant, and Colonel Jennifer Buckner became the first-ever Cyber Commandant. Officials say the Cyber Center of Excellence will really begin to take shape in the next 6 to 12 months.
A two year old boy has died and his mother could face murder charges. Katherine Smith was charged with cruelty to children last week after her son, Mason, was taken to the hospital with head injuries. Smith told investigators her young son held his breath until he passed out, then hit his head when […]
Richmond County school board members will move a step closer today to naming a new school superintendent. They meet at 5 p.m. to announce the names of the finalists for the job. Dr. Frank Roberson’s contract expires later this month. Students in Richmond County head back to school next Monday.
A local teenager was arrested after trying to impersonate a firefighter over the weekend in Columbia County. Captain Steve Morris says 19 year old Christian Jerome Lavarias was behind the wheel of an SUV with red lights in the grill and rear-view mirror. He pulled over a car driven by an Appling teenager on Louisville […]
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced $55 million worth of highway infrastructure improvements that includes $16 million worth of projects in Columbia and Richmond Counties. Nearly $10 million will be spent on adding a southbound passing lane and constructing a new bridge over Keg Creek on Washington Road near Pollards Corner in Columbia […]
Aiken Public Safety investigators have identified two men they say were involved in an armed robbery earlier this week at the Econo Lodge on Richland Avenue West. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 22 year old Nolan Mumford of Jackson, and 37 year old Alex Prior of Beech Island. Both are wanted […]
Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 33-hundred FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes because engine vibration can turn the switches from “run” to accessory.” The recall covers motorcycles from the 2014 ½ model year. If the motorcycles have […]
A HAZMAT team was called to the 500 block of Second Avenue off Wheeler Road early this morning after a man was found dead in a home there. Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin says the body of 38 year old Walton Peterson was found on his grandmother’s couch about 4:30 a.m. Emergency crews […]