“DO NOT SWIM” ORDER LIFTED The Do Not Swim order issued by the Augusta Fire Department and Augusta-Richmond County EMA has been lifted. According to a news release, tests have concluded the Savannah River is safe at this time and poses no immediate risk to swimmers. Dee Griffin, Public Information Officer for the Augusta Fire […]
APPLE iPHONE 6 PRE-ORDER DEMAND OVERWHELMS SUPPLY Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to customers starting Friday and throughout September, but many won’t be delivered until October. […]
HELP GOLDEN HARVEST WIN $60,000 Golden Harvest Food Bank has a chance to win $60,000 from Walmart, but they need your votes! Walmart is committed to donating $3 million to 50 food banks nationwide, and they’re using an online contest, “Fight Hunger/Spark Change” to award the top vote-getters. Go to: www.walmart.com/fighthunger and cast your vote […]
STREETS CLOSING FOR ARTS IN THE HEART SET-UP The 34th annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival gets underway this Friday and event organizers have announced the street closing schedule as preparations get underway today. The parking well in the 700 block of Broad Street across from the Imperial Theater will close late […]
DO NOT SWIM ORDER IN EFFECT IN SAVANNAH RIVER Local officials have posted a Do Not Swim order for the Savannah River. The order comes after some swimmers training for a triathlon discovered an oily substance in the water Sunday. The Augusta Fire Department water rescue team traced the substance from the mills area down […]
AUGUSTA HAS FIRST CONFIRMED WEST NILE CASE Richmond County has recorded its first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed that a man, from east Augusta, was hospitalized here with the virus last month. He was treated and has since been released. West Nile virus is transmitted […]
TWO ARRESTED FOR RUNNING CHOP SHOP Two local men are behind bars, accused of operating a chop shop from their home on Richards Road. Clifford Palmer and Justin Bossick are accused of stealing a race car valued at $70,000 and a trailer from Millen. They allegedly stripped the car to the frame, then dumped it […]
SEINFELD TO BRING SHOW TO AUGUSTA Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is coming to the Bell Auditorium. He will perform Friday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale next Friday, September 19th, at noon. You can get them at the Champion’s Box Office at the James Brown Arena; by calling 1-877-4AUGTIX; or online at www.georgialinatix.com.