SOME STUDENTS GET FALL BREAK Columbia County students get a couple of days off next week for fall break. Teachers, students and staff are off on Monday, October 13, but Tuesday is a workday for Teachers. Students don’t return to the classroom until Wednesday. Monday is a day off as well for students in […]
VOTING COULD BE HEAVIER FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION It could be a little busier at the polls during early voting and on election day in the peach state. More than 200,000 Georgians have registered to vote since March. An analysis by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution shows the CSRA had significant increases. Richmond County added more […]
TWO MORE STORES OPENING IN BUSY SHOPPING CENTER Another store opens today in the Washington Crossing Shopping Center. Shoe lovers can finally check out DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) today. The 18,000 square foot store has opened near Whole Foods, which opened last month. Coming this Sunday….HomeGoods opens at 8:00 a.m. in the same shopping center.
FREE SMOKE DETECTORS AVAILABLE Red Cross volunteers will join the Augusta Fire Department in installing free smoke detectors in some Richmond County homes this weekend. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 2/3 of home fire deaths occurred in homes that had no smoke detectors. Volunteers will meet Saturday at Fire Station #1 […]
U.S. ADDS EXTRA LEVEL OF AIRPORT SCREENING FOR EBOLA Five major U.S. airports will soon begin an extra level of screening to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and health officials expect false alarms […]
SOUTH CAROLINA REPORTS FIRST FLU DEATH OF THE SEASON Health officials say South Carolina has had its first death of this flu season. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said it was notified Tuesday that someone from the Midlands died from laboratory-confirmed flu. DHEC didn’t release any other details about the person. There is […]
COMMISSIONERS VOTE AGAINST CITY EXCISE TAX Local manufacturers can breathe a sigh of relief. Augusta Commissioners voted Tuesday against imposing a city excise tax on the energy businesses use to make their products. Some Commissioners wanted to re-impose the tax that Georgia’s general assembly eliminated and use the money for pay raises sought for his […]
HUNTSMAN PIGMENTS TO HIRE 100 HERE SOON The Georgia Department of Labor will help Huntsman Pigments recruit about 100 workers for a new manufacturing facility under construction near Augusta Regional Airport. The company, which was previously known as Rockwood Pigments, will produce synthetic iron oxide pigments that are used to color items in construction, plastics […]