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Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

BLOCKER-ADAMS SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN

  Helen Blocker-Adams held a news conference Thursday and announced she was suspending her mayoral campaign, following this week’s multiple revelations of past financial hardships. News broke earlier this week that Blocker-Adams still owed thousands of dollars from three court judgments, including a foreclosure, dating back a decade or more. She announced the suspension of […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

ARMY TO DEVELOP SOLAR ARRAYS AT FORT GORDON

  Army officials say three of its bases in Georgia, including Fort Gordon, will be generating some of their electricity from solar power in the near future. Plans are to install arrays of solar panels not only at Fort Gordon, but also at Fort Stewart near Savannah, and Fort Benning outside Columbus.  It’s part of […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

LOCAL MAN SENTENCED FOR ACCIDENT-RELATED DEATH

  A local man was found guilty yesterday of homicide by vehicle in connection with a single vehicle wreck last year that left a passenger in his SUV dead. Michael Johnston lost control of the vehicle on Morningside Drive and crashed into a tree.  38-year-old Katherine Gilmer was ejected from the SUV and died at […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

TEACHER-OF-THE-YEAR ARRESTED IN BURKE COUNTY

  A former Burke County teacher-of-the-year was taken into custody this week for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student, and sending explicit text messages to several others. Debra Tanksley has been charged with criminal attempt sexual assault and electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors. It was just last week authorities arrested another Burke […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

SITEL JOB FAIR BEING HELD TODAY

  Today is the day global customer care provider Sitel is holding a job fair in south Augusta. The company announced earlier this week it will add 200 new positions to its call center here. Career opportunities range from entry level to management.  The job fair will be held  from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

BOAT RAMPS CLOSING TODAY

  Boat ramps at Thurmond Marina in Columbia County will close today.  The Army Corps of Engineers says the ramps will close for about three weeks while contractors remove nearby underground storage tanks. The ramps will re-open as soon as the tanks are gone.  In the meantime, boaters and anglers can use ramps at Cherokee […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

ONE DEAD IN MORNING ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

  One man is dead following a single vehicle rollover accident at Skyview Drive and New Savannah Road in Richmond County around 7:30 this morning. Authorities say 28 year old Jordan Riddle was a passenger in a truck hauling a crane.  The driver was attempting to make a left turn onto New Savannah Road when […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

DOZENS OF TEACHING JOBS ADDED IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

  The Columbia County School Board voted Tuesday to add 81 teaching positions to next year’s budget.  The additional teachers will mean smaller class sizes in some grades. Next year’s budget also includes a one-time pay increase for all Columbia County Board of Education employees, as well as one additional paycheck in January. The Board […]

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