EBOLA RESPONSE TEAM CREATED FOR GEORGIA Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign an executive order today creating an ebola response team for the state. Names of those on the state ebola response team will be released in today’s executive order. They are expected to meet later this week.
TWO KILLED IN NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING IN BURKE COUNTY Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting at a nightclub in Burke County over the weekend. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at what used to be the Dynasty Night Club on Lawson road in Waynesboro. Witnesses said a fight started on the dance floor. Shots were […]
GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DROP Drivers are paying the lowest prices they’ve paid at the pump in the past two years. AAA Auto Club South says U.S. oil production has soared to its highest level since 1985, bringing gas prices down. Prices dropped below $2.80 a gallon at some stations in the Augusta area over […]
GEORGIA TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AWARDED Georgia transportation officials have announced the awarding of highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation on I-20 and I-16. Officials say nearly $9 million will be spent to repair the concrete driving surface on more than 42 miles of I-20 in Warren, McDuffie, Greene, and Taliaferro counties. Those repairs are expected […]
MEMORIAL SERVICE TONIGHT FOR JOSEY BASKETBALL PLAYER A prayer vigil was held last night at Josey High School in remembrance of basketball standout Recardell Sheppard. The 17 year old student complained of chest pains during a pickup basketball game at the school Monday. Authorities say he was unconscious minutes later. Sheppard was rushed to Georgia […]
MACY’S OPENING EVEN EARLIER THIS THANKSGIVING DAY Macy’s is opening its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year, to lure holiday shoppers. The Cincinnati-based department store chain opened on Thanksgiving for the first time last year. In 2012, it opened at midnight after the holiday. More retailers have […]
INTERIM PRESIDENT OUT AT PAINE COLLEGE On the heels of the school’s president resigning last month comes word the school’s interim president is now gone. Dr. Samuel Sullivan, who was appointed interim president when Dr. George Bradley stepped down in September, is no longer at the school. Paine College officials aren’t commenting yet. Today’s development […]
ACCIDENT CAUSES POWER OUTAGES About 1,500 power outages were reported this morning when a car hit a power pole on Bergen Road in North Augusta. The crash was reported around 4:45 a.m. A portion of Bergen Road was shut down for a few hours. One person was taken to the hospital to be checked. SCE&G […]