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3 months ago

GRUB FOR GRU EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR SCHOOL

GRUB FOR GRU EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR SCHOOL Today is “Grub for GRU” day. Local participating restaurants will contribute 10% of all pre-taxed food sales to Georgia Regents University.  It’s part of an annual fundraising campaign for the school.  They hope to raise at least $800,000. Some of the participating restaurants include Pizza Joint, Farmhaus, […]

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3 months ago

DRUG “TAKE BACK” PROGRAM FRIDAY IN AUGUSTA

DRUG “TAKE BACK” PROGRAM FRIDAY IN AUGUSTA The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s national program, will host a drug “take back” at two locations on Friday. The pharmaceutical drop boxes can be used for unused prescription drugs and/or expired prescription drugs. The drop boxes will be available at CVS […]

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3 months ago

MORE THAN 200 LAYOFFS EXPECTED AT NUTRASWEET HERE

MORE THAN 200 LAYOFFS EXPECTED AT NUTRASWEET HERE More than 200 workers are losing their jobs at the NutraSweet plant in south Augusta by the end of the year. The move is in response to an announcement that the company will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame. Foreign competition made it impossible for NutraSweet […]

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3 months ago

SHOOTING SUSPECT SOUGHT

SHOOTING SUSPECT SOUGHT A man who was shot Wednesday on Morning Drive in Augusta is now in critical condition at Georgia Regents Medical Center. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says 24 year old Darius Parks was shot just after 5:00 p.m. Authorities have identified 17 year old Sedrick Williams of Formosa Drive as the shooter.  […]

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3 months ago

WAL-MART LAUNCHING MOBILE CHECKING ACCOUNT

WAL-MART LAUNCHING MOBILE CHECKING ACCOUNT Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. The company announced today that the GoBank checking account through Green Dot Corp. has no minimum balance requirements or overdraft fees.  A monthly membership charge of $8.95 can also be […]

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3 months ago

MURDER SUSPECT TO RETURN TO COLUMBIA COUNTY

  MURDER SUSPECT TO RETURN TO COLUMBIA COUNTY The way is clear for a Florida man to return to Columbia County to face a murder charge.  Authorities in Jacksonville are dropping traffic charges against 21 year old Daniel Robinson who allegedly shot and killed 55 year old Bill DaVitte in the parking lot of Marvin […]

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3 months ago

THREE MORE BUSINESSES OPENING SOON

THREE MORE BUSINESSES OPENING SOON Three more businesses will be opening soon in the Washington Crossing Shopping Center near Whole Foods. DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) has announced it will open October 9th.  Home Goods and Half-Moon Outfitters will also be opening soon in the same shopping center on Washington Road, off I-20. Whole Foods had […]

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3 months ago

SECOND WEST NILE VIRUS CASE REPORTED HERE

  SECOND WEST NILE VIRUS CASE REPORTED HERE The second case of West Nile Virus has been reported in Richmond County. Health officials say a 69 year old woman is the latest to be diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease.  A man was diagnosed and treated last month. Officials say both cases were reported on the […]

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