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Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GOES UP SLIGHTLY

  The Georgia Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area went up to 8% last month. That was a six-tenths of a percentage point increase from June, but still lower than last July’s rate of 8.8%. Officials say last month’s increase was due primarily to seasonal factors such as temporary […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

JOE JACKSON RESIGNS FROM COMMISSION

  District 6 Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson announced his resignation Wednesday, a few months before his term was set to expire. His resignation comes months after Jackson’s wife died after battling breast cancer. Voters in District 6 elected Ben Hasan to succeed Jackson during the May election, but there’s no word yet on when Hasan […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE

GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE It’s been a little less painful at the pump the last several weeks thanks to high levels of oil production in the United States. The average price for a gallon of gas in Georgia is $3.33 a gallon, but it’s significantly lower in Augusta. Prices today range from $3.06 a […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

COMMISSIONERS SAY NO TO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

COMMISSIONERS SAY NO TO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE Augusta Commissioners voted down a property tax increase yesterday after residents let it be known city officials needed to find another way to balance the budget. A 1.75 mill increase would have generated over $7 million in additional revenue for the city. Some angry residents who spoke during […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

PROJECT JACKSON MOVES FORWARD

PROJECT JACKSON MOVES FORWARD A major development project in North Augusta has cleared a legal challenge.  A circuit court judge ruled in the city’s favor in a lawsuit aimed at blocking Project Jackson, a $140 million riverfront development that includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta Greenjackets. A resident sued, objecting to the method […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

SENATOR ISAKSON TALKS VA REFORM HERE

SENATOR ISAKSON TALKS VA REFORM HERE Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson made a stop in the CSRA Tuesday to hear from veterans about service problems at VA hospitals. During a town hall meeting at the American Legion Post on Highland Avenue, Isakson heard from veterans frustrated with long waits to see doctors and specialists, along with […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

MAN MURDERED IN MARTINEZ CHURCH PARKING LOT

MAN MURDERED IN MARTINEZ CHURCH PARKING LOT A Jacksonville, Florida man is in custody in connection with a deadly shooting Thursday night in the parking lot of a Columbia County church. 21 year old Daniel Nelson Robinson allegedly shot and killed 55 year old William Davitte in the parking lot of Marvin United Methodist Church […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

MAN WHO HAS FOUR WIVES ARRESTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA

MAN WHO HAS FOUR WIVES ARRESTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA A man who has at least four wives was arrested yesterday in Newberry County. Authorities say 49 year old Darnell Pixley has been charged with bigamy.  They say he married the first woman in 1988 and his most recent “I do’s” took place in November. Pixley […]

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