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Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

NORTH AUGUSTA CHURCH NAMES NEW PASTOR

  Dr. Ryan Pack begins his service as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church North Augusta on Sunday, July 13.  He and his family will be moving to North Augusta from Hendersonville, North Carolina where he recently served as Pastor for First Baptist Church. Dr. Pack earned a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Columbia […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

GOVERNOR DEAL SUSPENDS GASOLINE TAX INCREASE

    Georgia motorists will be spared a gasoline tax increase this summer. Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order suspending the increase that would have gone into effect July 1. The tax is adjusted in January and February based on average fuel prices.  The tax goes up as prices rise, and given the roughly […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

GEORGIA ANNOUNCES NEW TESTING SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS

  Out with the old tests and in with the new.  The Georgia Department of Education announced Wednesday that students will no longer take the CRCT or the EOCT to measure how they are performing. The department will implement the Milestones Assessment System during the upcoming academic year.  It will be aligned to the Common […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS BUDGET MEETING TONIGHT

  The Aiken County School Board is holding a special meeting later today to let the public weigh-in on the proposed budget for the upcoming school year. The board is not seeking any tax increases in the proposed $48.6 million budget. It includes a step increase for most school system employees and a two percent […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

COOLING CENTERS OPEN IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

  Cooling centers opened Monday in Columbia County and they’ll stay open through the end of September to give folks without air conditioning a place to seek relief from the summer heat. Seven cooling centers are spread across the county including Patriots Park, the Harlem Senior Center, and the Bessie Thomas Community Center.  For more […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

WOMAN SHOT AND KILLED BY AIKEN DEPUTY

  An autopsy is scheduled today on the body of an Aiken woman shot and killed Monday by a sheriff’s deputy.  Investigators say 52 year old Deborah McCollum called 911 threatening suicide and was shot as she brandished a gun at officers who arrived at her home in the 2400 block of Andrews Circle. The […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBER IDENTIFIED

  Aiken County authorities have identified one of the suspects in an armed robbery last month at the Minit Shop in Gloverville. They say 24 year old Marvin Barefield of Aiken was driving the Ford Explorer that left the scene of the robbery.  He’s wanted for armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

BARROW ANNOUNCES $1.9 MILLION FEMA GRANT FROM ICE STORMS

  U.S. Congressman John Barrow says the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded Planters Electric Membership Corporation in Millen a $1.9 million grant in response to extensive damage done to its infrastructure during the winter storms in February.  The infrastructure serves Richmond, Burke, Emanuel and Screven Counties. Barrow said, “FEMA’s job is to help local governments […]

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