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Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

THREE ARRESTED, ONE SOUGHT IN DIAMOND LAKES BURGLARY

  Richmond County authorities have three suspects in custody and a fourth is being sought in connection with a recent burglary at a maintenance facility at Diamond Lakes Regional Park off Windsor Spring Road. Investigators say the suspects stole a county pickup truck, a utility trailer and golf cart…all belonging to the city. Evidence led […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

“CLICK IT OR TICKET” CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY

  We’re coming up on Memorial Day weekend and that means there will be extra law enforcement officers out on the roads looking for impaired drivers or those who haven’t buckled-up. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources to add an impaired driving […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

GEORGIA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS MURDER CONVICTION

  The Georgia Supreme Court has declined to overturn an Augusta woman’s murder conviction.  Justices ruled there was “ample evidence” supporting the conviction of Judy Lynn Washington for the shooting death three years ago of 45-year-old Steve Mikal on the porch of a home on Ramsey Street. Washington claimed she fired in self-defense, but witnesses […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

FIRE DESTROYS BUILDING DOWNTOWN

  The cause of a fire that destroyed a building on 9th Street between Broad and Reynolds Streets downtown this morning is under investigation. Firefighters responded to the blaze around 1:00 a.m. at a warehouse behind a barber shop and two other businesses.  None of the other buildings were damaged. It took about 45 minutes […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

FPL TO REOPEN SOON

  FPL Food on New Savannah Road is scheduled to re-open next week, nearly two months after fire heavily damaged a portion of the plant. A news release says it will re-open May 27, about a month earlier than expected.  Fire broke out at FPL Food March 27, heavily damaging the roof of the building. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

PARTRIDGE INN ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

  The Partridge Inn on Walton Way is officially on the auction block.  Opening bid for the historic 89,000 square foot hotel is $2 million. Walton Way Hotel LLC bought the property for $8.1 million when it was for sale in 2005, spent millions to renovate it, then it went into foreclosure after the owners […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS TUESDAY

  Tomorrow is primary election day.  There will be no ballots cast today.  Early voting ended Friday across the state. The final totals are in, and Richmond County Board of Elections Director Lynn Bailey says over 6,600 registered voters cast a ballot early.  In Columbia County, that number was slightly more than 2,500. Columbia County […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

SCHOOL YEAR DRAWING TO A CLOSE

  This is the last week of school for five area school systems. Wednesday is the last day for Lincoln County students.  Friday, the school year comes to an end for students in Columbia, Burke, McDuffie and Richmond Counties. Friday is graduation day for seniors at Harlem High School.  Commencement will be held Saturday for […]

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