FEMALE SOUGHT FOR BANK FRAUD The North Augusta Department of Public Safety has released a couple of surveillance pictures of a female that is wanted for bank fraud. She’s white, appears to be in her late teens or early twenties, has shoulder-length blonde hair and was wearing a red t-shirt. If you have information that […]
FIRST “LISTENING SESSION” HELD TODAY WITH SUPERINTENDENT The public gets its first opportunity to meet Richmond County’s new school superintendent this evening. Dr. Angela Pringle is hosting the first of her eight “Listening Sessions” at 6:00 p.m. at Richmond Academy. Pringle says she wants to give the public a chance to talk about their expectations […]
STUDENT POSSIBLY EXPOSED TO TB AT COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL A Martinez Elementary fourth grade student has been pulled from school because of possible exposure to tuberculosis. Superintendent Dr. Sandra Carraway says parents of students at the school will be notified. TB skin testing will be done at the school on Wednesday. Columbia County Health Department […]
KOHLS HIRING MORE HOLIDAY WORKERS THIS YEAR UPS announced earlier this week it plans to hire 95,000 seasonal workers. Now Kohls has announced plans to add 67,000 workers to its payroll for the holiday season. That’s up 34 percent from the number it hired last year. Kohls officials say they expect at least 50 people […]
DROUGHT DECLARED IN SOME AREA SC COUNTIES A low-level drought has been declared in nine South Carolina counties, including Aiken and Edgefield. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee says low river flows in the nine counties led them to add Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, Lexington and Orangeburg counties to the list. Officials say rainfall […]
BURN BAN LIFTED SOON The burn ban in effect for Columbia and Richmond counties will be lifted soon. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Division says the burn ban will end October 1. A reminder you must have a Georgia Forestry Division permit to do any outdoor burning. They will issue […]
WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET COMING TO SOUTH AUGUSTA South Augusta is getting a Walmart Neighborhood Market. It will be built on Windsor Spring Road at Tobacco Road. The 56,000 square foot grocery store is scheduled to open in 2016. Another Walmart Neighborhood Market is already under construction on Belair Road in Martinez.
NEW CITY ADMINISTRATOR NAMED Augusta is a step closer to having a city administrator after the Commission voted Tuesday to hire Janice Jackson. The Augusta native would take over January first, assuming the city and Jackson could reach an agreement on a contract. Yesterday’s action comes two months after the Augusta Commission decided to delay […]