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Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER SETTING WIFE ON FIRE

MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER SETTING WIFE ON FIRE A local man wanted for dousing his wife with gasoline and setting her on fire over the weekend was taken into custody Sunday night in North Augusta. Richmond County investigators say 31 year old Ronnie Lee Jones and his wife, Cynthia, had been arguing at McGruder’s Auto […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

PURSE SNATCHER BEING SOUGHT

  Columbia County authorities are looking for a purse snatcher. A woman told police a man grabbed her purse as she got out of her husband’s truck in Lowe’s parking lot on Bobby Jones Expressway Saturday night. She said the robber was black, in his 20’s, around 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with a […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

PLANS CANCELLED FOR OUTLET MALL HERE

  Local officials are confirming that plans for an outlet mall off Riverwatch Parkway have been scrapped. Ground for the outlet mall was supposed to be broken in December with completion targeted for the Spring of 2016. Word is that the developer was unable to get anchor stores to commit to the project. The outlet […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

EBOLA PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM EMORY HOSPITAL

EBOLA PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM EMORY HOSPITAL A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. Officials announced today the release of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol.  Brantly left Emory University Hospital today and Writebol […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GOES UP SLIGHTLY

  The Georgia Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area went up to 8% last month. That was a six-tenths of a percentage point increase from June, but still lower than last July’s rate of 8.8%. Officials say last month’s increase was due primarily to seasonal factors such as temporary […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

JOE JACKSON RESIGNS FROM COMMISSION

  District 6 Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson announced his resignation Wednesday, a few months before his term was set to expire. His resignation comes months after Jackson’s wife died after battling breast cancer. Voters in District 6 elected Ben Hasan to succeed Jackson during the May election, but there’s no word yet on when Hasan […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE

GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE It’s been a little less painful at the pump the last several weeks thanks to high levels of oil production in the United States. The average price for a gallon of gas in Georgia is $3.33 a gallon, but it’s significantly lower in Augusta. Prices today range from $3.06 a […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

COMMISSIONERS SAY NO TO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

COMMISSIONERS SAY NO TO PROPERTY TAX INCREASE Augusta Commissioners voted down a property tax increase yesterday after residents let it be known city officials needed to find another way to balance the budget. A 1.75 mill increase would have generated over $7 million in additional revenue for the city. Some angry residents who spoke during […]

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