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Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

GROVETOWN POLICE CHIEF BACK ON THE JOB

  Grovetown’s police chief is back at work following a two-day suspension linked to the escape of two inmates last month. In suspending Gary Owens, Mayor George James said he created a hostile work environment for his employees and hindered the operation of recovering the two escapees. James suspended Owens without pay after several jail […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COULD BE UPGRADED TO MURDER

CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COULD BE UPGRADED TO MURDER A local woman who was charged with child cruelty after her two-year-old son died earlier this month will likely be charged with murder. During a hearing yesterday, testimony revealed that Mason Smith’s injuries were not consistent with the information Katherine Smith had given authorities when she took […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

TRASH TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

TRASH TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH An autopsy is planned today on the body of a trash truck driver who died when his vehicle overturned into a ravine Monday.  31-year old Kennedy Fordham of Augusta was pronounced dead several hours after the Metropolitan Waste truck he was driving overturned in the 4700 block […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

MILLIONS IN DAMAGES AFTER COURTHOUSE FIRE

MILLIONS IN DAMAGES AFTER COURTHOUSE FIRE The Georgia Fire Safety and Insurance Commissioner’s Office estimates a blaze that gutted a historic courthouse in Sparta Monday may have caused about $5.5 million in damage. Authorities say the call went out about 3:00 a.m. Monday that the more than 130-year-old Hancock County Courthouse was on fire.  It […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

ONE DEAD IN THOMSON CRASH

ONE DEAD IN THOMSON CRASH Crews were on the scene for hours clearing the wreckage after two tractor trailers collided in McDuffie County late Monday night. The Georgia State Patrol says the accident happened around 11:00 p.m. on Wire Road at Highway 17. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

MAN ARRESTED FOR HOAX ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION

  A North Augusta man was taken into custody Monday night for sending authorities on a wild goose chase  Sunday. 55 year old Billy Lunsford told police his domesticated mountain lion had escaped from the Aquarium Pet Store on Richland Avenue in Aiken. That sparked an hours-long search that continued until authorities determined the claim […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 months ago

DRIVER TRAPPED WHEN GARBAGE TRUCK OVERTURNS

DRIVER TRAPPED WHEN GARBAGE TRUCK OVERTURNS Richmond County rescue crews are on the scene of an accident on Rollins Road off Highway 56. Authorities say a large garbage truck overturned and went down a ravine.  The driver was trapped inside. Augusta Firefighters and Chancey’s Towing Company worked to get the truck up the ravine while […]

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 […]

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