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3 months ago

SHOOTING SUSPECT SOUGHT IN AIKEN COUNTY

  One person was shot in the hip during an argument Tuesday in the 500 block of Pine Street.  The victim, whose name was not released, was reported to be in stable condition at Georgia Regents Medical Center. Meanwhile, authorities say they’re looking for 24 year old Dominique Johnson in connection with the shooting.  He’s […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

QUALIFYING CONTINUES FOR TWO VACANT COLUMBIA COUNTY SEATS

  Qualifying continues today for the vacant Columbia County Tax Commissioner’s job, as well as the District 3 seat on the Commission. Columbia County has been without a Tax Commissioner since Kay Allen resigned a few months ago amid allegations she collected additional compensation from the cities of Grovetown and Harlem without Commissioner’s knowledge. Her […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

DEAN EMERITUS OF THE GRU COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE, DIES

  The former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University has died. 73 year old Dr. Connie Drisko died Sunday at the hospital after a short battle with Leukemia. Drisko became the college’s third dean in 2003.  She oversaw construction of the new state-of-the-art clinical facility which opened in 2011. A […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

SOUTH CAROLINA ROBOCALL BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

  A federal judge has ruled that a South Carolina ban on automated political phone calls is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs made that ruling in an order signed earlier this month.  The ruling is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by Robert Cahaly.  The political consultant was arrested in 2010 after robocalls comparing […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

PRICES GOING UP AT STARBUCKS

  Starbucks lovers, get ready to shell out a little more money for your favorite cup of java. Company officials say prices are going up Tuesday anywhere from 5 to 20 cents on some of its drinks. Starbucks packaged coffee in grocery stores is also going up by one dollar. Officials say the higher prices […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

DRIVER SERVICES ENCOURAGES ONLINE TRANSACTIONS

  The Georgia Department of Driver Services says it’s trying to save customers time by encouraging more online transactions. A new law that takes effect July 1 will allow drivers to use their online receipt from the department as proof of valid driving privileges until they receive their permanent license or permit in the mail. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

AUGUSTA WOMAN DIES IN HOUSE FIRE

  An elderly woman died Sunday morning when her family’s home went up in flames on Windsor Spring Road. Fire officials say 76 year old Delores Ann Strickland was unable to get out of the house in time, despite her husband’s efforts to save her.  Firefighters found Strickland’s body in a bedroom. Her husband had […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

BICYCLIST STRUCK BY CAR AND KILLED

  A man was killed early Sunday morning when he rode his bike into the path of an oncoming car in south Augusta. Richmond County authorities say 47 year old John Keffer of Augusta was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in the 3900 block of Peach Orchard Road around 1:00 a.m. Police […]

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