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Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

POLICE INVESTIGATE PHONY MOUNTAIN LION REPORT

  Authorities in Aiken spent part of the weekend searching for a missing mountain lion that never existed. Aiken Department of Public Safety says they got a report that a domesticated mountain lion was missing from Aquarium Pets on Richland Avenue. An investigation revealed the entire story was a hoax, and officials say the incident […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

PUBLIC HEARINGS TODAY ON PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

PUBLIC HEARINGS TODAY ON PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE Two public hearings on Augusta Commissioner’s plans to increase property taxes will be held today. The plan is to increase taxes by 1.75 mills, which amounts to a $61.25 annual increase on a $100,000 home. Commissioner’s say the increase is necessary to replenish the city’s reserve fund […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

SOLDIER’S BODY FOUND AT FORT GORDON

SOLDIER’S BODY FOUND AT FORT GORDON A soldier’s body was found in a training area at Fort Gordon over the weekend. Authorities say 27 year old Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and had been temporarily assigned to Fort Gordon for training in the Signal Basic Officer […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

GOATS TO BE USED FOR OVERGROWN VEGETATION

  A small herd of goats will be turned loose on overgrown vegetation around Augusta.  City officials hope the goats prove to be a cost-effective way of keeping vegetation under control around the city’s nearly 700 detention ponds. Officials say the goats need a few more days of veterinary care and another shelter at the […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

TWO MILLION DOLLAR BOND SET FOR FORMER EVANS TEEN

  Bond was set Thursday for a former Evans teenager accused of shooting and killing her father at the home they shared near Maggie Valley, North Carolina. 17 year old Crystal Howell was taken into custody in Augusta on March 23, one day after Mike Howell’s body was found in a storage shed behind their […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

BARROW TO HOST ANNUAL JOBS FAIR

  Representative John Barrow will hold his annual jobs fair in Augusta on Saturday. It’s from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Georgia Regents University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road. The first hour will be open exclusively to veteran job seekers, military spouses and active-duty military members.  The job fair opens to the public at […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDING GONE SOON

  What’s left of an historic building in Augusta’s downtown will soon be gone. Demolition crews Monday begin removing the remains of the Brislan Building that dates back to the early 1900’s.  The building in the 1100 block of Broad Street was ravaged by fire in early January, destroying several upstairs apartments and a first […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

OBAMA SIGNS VETERANS HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL

  President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill aimed at helping veterans avoid long waits for health care. The legislation is a response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see Veterans Affairs doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering up long wait times. Three Augusta veterans died while […]

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