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2 months ago

DOs AND DON’Ts FOR MASTERS PATRONS

DOs AND DON’Ts FOR MASTERS PATRONS If you’re headed to the Augusta National this week, there are several things to keep in mind. Cameras are allowed on the course today, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the practice rounds, but not once the tournament begins on Thursday.  You can’t use the camera on your phone, since cell […]

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2 months ago

TODDLER DROWNS IN AIKEN COUNTY POOL

TODDLER DROWNS IN AIKEN COUNTY POOL An Aiken toddler drowned in a pool at a relative’s home on Woodland Drive over the weekend. Coroner Tim Carlton said 3 year old Michael Melton Jr. was playing outside with other family members Saturday evening when he crawled under a fence surrounding the pool. An initial investigation found […]

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2 months ago

BOOTS, BRIDLES AND BRITCHES WILL CLOSE SOON

BOOTS, BRIDLES AND BRITCHES WILL CLOSE SOON Boots, Bridles and Britches has announced it will close its stores in Aiken and Grovetown. The business started in Augusta 13 years ago, but store officials say it never recovered from the economic downturn in recent years. A store-closing sale starts this Thursday. Doors will close for good […]

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CONTINGENCY CONTRACT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOL

CONTINGENCY CONTRACT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOL The Columbia County School for the Arts charter school has signed a contingency contract to buy 15 acres of land on the corner of Blanchard Woods Drive and Willie Daniel Drive near Blanchard Woods Park in Evans. The purchase is contingent on the approval of either the Columbia […]

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2 months ago

SECURITY CHANGES AT FORT GORDON

SECURITY CHANGES AT FORT GORDON It will take more to get through the gates at Fort Gordon now.  The Army continues to phase in new rules requiring visitors to military installations to undergo federal background checks before being granted access, or be accompanied by an escort while on post. Department of Defense contractors underwent the […]

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2 months ago

$2 MILLION IN STATE FUNDING APPROVED FOR HARLEM LIBRARY

  $2 MILLION IN STATE FUNDING APPROVED FOR HARLEM LIBRARY State Representative Barry Fleming of Harlem has announced the new fiscal year state budget will include $2 million to build a new library in Harlem. The House of Representatives gave final, unanimous approval to including the funds in the 2016 budget. The state money will […]

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HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT

HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a shoplifter at Kohl’s on Washington Road in Evans. Captain Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says the black female suspect was wearing a black and white jacket and blue jeans when she took […]

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2 months ago

POLICE LOOK FOR CLUES IN ELDERLY WOMAN’S DEATH

POLICE LOOK FOR CLUES IN ELDERLY WOMAN’S DEATH The body of an elderly woman was found in a ditch in Wilkes County this week, and now authorities are investigating the cause of her death. A passerby found the body of 81 year old Neta Lee Adams off Gordon Street in Washington, Georgia Tuesday morning.  An […]

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