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2 months ago

MAYOR’S MASTERS RECEPTION RETURNING THIS YEAR

MAYOR’S MASTERS RECEPTION RETURNING THIS YEAR The Mayor’s Masters Reception is returning this year and the featured guest will be an Augusta native who has caddied for more than 50 Masters tournaments. Carl Jackson will be honored at the reception on Masters Monday, April 6. The first reception was held in 1999, and last year […]

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2 months ago

MAN KILLED WHILE TRYING TO ELUDE POLICE

MAN KILLED WHILE TRYING TO ELUDE POLICE A man is dead after crashing his pickup truck into a tree early Friday morning while trying to get away from Aiken Public Safety officers. Authorities say 50 year old Troy Kooy was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck on Willow run Road near Rudy Mason […]

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2 months ago

MITT ROMNEY WON’T RUN FOR PRESIDENT

MITT ROMNEY WON’T RUN FOR PRESIDENT Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after he said he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff today he is out of the race. Romney reportedly tried to rally […]

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2 months ago

LOCAL VA MEDICAL CENTER GETS NEW DIRECTOR

LOCAL VA MEDICAL CENTER GETS NEW DIRECTOR The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta has a new director. Maria Andrews is currently the director of the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She’ll start her new job in Augusta within the next 30 days. Andrews will oversee a total operating budget here of more […]

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2 months ago

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS IN THE CSRA

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS IN THE CSRA The unemployment rate in the CSRA dropped slightly last month, and now stands at 7.1%.  It was 7.9% at the same time last year. The Georgia Department of Labor says even though the unemployment rate fell, there were still more than 3,100 new claims for unemployment insurance filed, mostly […]

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2 months ago

CARTER TRIAL SET TO BEGIN MONDAY

CARTER TRIAL SET TO BEGIN MONDAY Testimony is expected to begin Monday in Aiken in the capital murder trial of Stephon Carter.  He’s the man accused of shooting and killing Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson during a traffic stop in 2011. A judge ruled Wednesday that the 12 jurors and 4 alternates will be […]

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2 months ago

CSX RELEASES INFO ABOUT TRAIN WRECK

CSX RELEASES INFO ABOUT TRAIN WRECK CSX officials released a statement Wednesday, confirming it was hydrochloric acid that spilled when a train derailed Tuesday in Allendale County. The train hit some parked rail cars on the track near the Archroma Plant in Martin, South Carolina.  The hydrochloric acid spilled when the lead train turned on […]

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2 months ago

NO CHARGES TO BE FILED AGAINST SMITH

NO CHARGES TO BE FILED AGAINST SMITH The Georgia Attorney General’s office has decided not to file any charges against former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith. Smith, who worked for the Georgia State Patrol, was on the clock while working a second job during Masters week last year. The Attorney General’s office says Smith violated public […]

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