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Mary Liz Nolan

2 weeks ago

FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNOR DIES

FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNOR DIES Former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders has died at the age of 89. The Augusta native and graduate of Richmond Academy was governor from 1963 to 1967. Sanders, who served on the Richmond County Commission, was involved in improving roads and highways in the state. Part of I-20 was named in his […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 weeks ago

STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES CLIMB AT GRU

  STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES CLIMB AT GRU Retention and graduation rates are on the rise at Georgia Regents University, according to a recent report from the University System of Georgia. The retention rate among freshmen who return for their sophomore year has risen over three percent since the fall of 2011.  Six-year graduation […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 weeks ago

DRAW-DOWN OF LANGLEY POND IS WORKING

DRAW-DOWN OF LANGLEY POND IS WORKING The controlled draw-down of Langley Pond is working, according to a statement released by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. A leak was discovered at Langley Dam on Monday, which officials say started getting worse two days later. Officials started an immediate release of water from the dam to keep […]

Mary Liz Nolan

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700 GUARD MEMBERS DRILL IN SOUTH CAROLINA

700 GUARD MEMBERS DRILL IN SOUTH CAROLINA About 700 National Guard soldiers and airmen from four states are converging on a military base and the Savannah River Site for a joint training exercise this weekend. The three-day exercise involves Army and Air National Guard members from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. The operation […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 weeks ago

AIKEN COUNTY GETS “EXCELLENT” REPORT CARD

AIKEN COUNTY GETS “EXCELLENT” REPORT CARD The Aiken County school district got an “excellent” rating on its report card from the South Carolina Department of Education. The ratings, just released Friday, are based on results from standardized tests from grades 3 through 8, and from end-of-course tests, the state exit exam and the graduation rate […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 weeks ago

DEAN’S REQUEST TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON, DENIED

DEAN’S REQUEST TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON, DENIED Former Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean, behind bars since 2011 when he was found guilty of exposing himself to his teenage daughter, got more bad news today. Dean, whose accuser recanted her accusations last year, had a writ of habeus corpus hearing early this year…asking that his […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 weeks ago

CHILLY WEATHER ON THE WAY

CHILLY WEATHER ON THE WAY Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest temperatures so far this season blow into the state. The National Weather Service says the warnings will be in effect until 10:00 a.m. Friday.  They cover the entire metro Atlanta area. Bitterly cold weather […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 weeks ago

AZZIZ INTERVIEWS FOR LAS VEGAS POSITION

  AZZIZ INTERVIEWS FOR LAS VEGAS POSITION Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz is a likely candidate in the race to become the next president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Azziz, one of the three finalists for the job, fielded questions there from the public Tuesday regarding his visions for the school. The […]

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