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2 days ago

BURGLARY SUSPECT USES ZIPPER TO TRY TO ESCAPE

  A burglary suspect used a broken zipper to try to escape from an interview room at the Richmond County Jail Wednesday. Authorities say 29 year old Tony Walker Jr. was being held for questioning in connection with a burglary on Rozier Road. That’s when he was spotted on surveillance video using a zipper from […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 days ago

COPPER THIEVES SOUGHT

  Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the theft of some copper wire taken last week from property belonging to the Augusta National Golf Club. Richmond County authorities released a surveillance photograph of a black man and woman taking the wooden spool from the property July 21. The man was wearing a […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 days ago

CITY RECEIVES PART OF STORM CLEAN-UP MONEY

  The city of Augusta has received part of the $5.5 million it will receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for cleanup costs due to February’s devastating ice storm. U.S. Representative John Barrow says chances are good the county will receive more grant money to help cover the $17 million costs. City officials are […]

Mary Liz Nolan

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION LIMITED FOR TAX HOLIDAY WEEKEND

  The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend while the state’s sales tax holiday is underway. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, shoppers will pay no sales tax on school supplies, computers, clothing, footwear and other items as back-to-school preparations are underway. Construction-related lane closures […]

Mary Liz Nolan

2 days ago

SLOW POKES BEWARE!

  If you’re a slow driver, don’t stay in the left lane or you could wind up with a ticket. Georgia’s Slow Poke Law went into effect earlier this month, and that means drivers are required to move to the right lane if a faster car is approaching on a Georgia highway, interstate or expressway. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 days ago

NCAA SETTLES HEAD INJURY LAWSUIT

  The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries.  Players can use the results later as grounds for suing for damages. The NCAA also […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 days ago

SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO BE COLLECTED THIS WEEK

  The United Way of the CSRA says over 9,000 school supplies valued at nearly $17,000 were collected at last weekend’s Stuff the Bus school supply drives in the area. United Way is partnering with Walmart to collect additional supplies this weekend.  You can donate school supplies or cash at the Walmart stores on Bobby […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 days ago

NO MILLAGE INCREASE YET IN RICHMOND COUNTY

  No tax increase for Richmond County property owners.  At least not for now. Augusta Commissioners had considered a two-mill increase, which would have meant roughly $70 a year more in taxes for a $100,000 home. Three Commissioners who were in favor of an increase said the money is needed to cover increasing expenses. Others […]

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