IRONMAN 70.3 TRIALTHON WILL RETURN TO AUGUSTA The Augusta Sports Council announced today the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be held in Augusta for the next three years. The event, which attracts thousands of participants, has had a huge impact on the local economy, according to Board Chairman Michael Sommers. The Triathlon consists of a 1.2 […]
WRECK KILLS CHILD IN WARREN COUNTY A 7 year old child was killed in a wreck on Wire Road in Warren County this morning. The mother and a four year old child were injured, but the extent of their injuries was not known. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating.
ENERGY SAVING TAX-FREE WEEKEND UNDERWAY IN GEORGIA Another tax-free weekend is underway, but it’s not about school supplies and clothing this time. Many household items like appliances, fluorescent light bulbs, doors, windows and thermostats are exempt from local and state taxes through this Sunday. Items costing $1,500 or less are eligible for the exemption if […]
PLANS FOR NATURE CENTER UNDERWAY Preservationists have kicked-off an ambitious fundraising campaign in hopes of building a nature retreat along the Savannah River in Augusta. The $2.3 million project is planned on 14 acres of city owned land that was home for years to a junkyard. The city leased the property to the Savannah Riverkeeper […]
EMMA’S LAW TO FIGHT DUIs GOES INTO EFFECT IN SOUTH CAROLINA A law requiring more people convicted of drunken driving in South Carolina to use a locking device that won’t let their car start if they have been drinking goes into effect today. Anyone convicted of driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level […]
MAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON IN BATH Aiken County authorities have made an arrest in connection with a suspicious fire on Wall Street in Bath last month. 68 year old Sampie Alvin Noakes Sr. of Bath has been charged with third degree arson in connection to the fire that destroyed his girlfriend’s home. The State Law […]
ARREST MADE IN FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT Richmond County authorities have arrested the man driving a motorcycle that crashed in the parking lot behind Hooters in May, leaving his passenger dead. 52 year old Michael Paul Acord has been charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and reckless driving in connection with the death […]
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM CAMPUSES GO SMOKE FREE OCTOBER 1 A smoking ban at all University System of Georgia campuses is scheduled to go into effect Wednesday. The University System of Georgia smoking and tobacco ban goes into effect October 1 and applies to all 31 member institutions. Georgia Regents University in Augusta went smoke-free last […]