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Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

OBAMA SIGNS VETERANS HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL

  President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill aimed at helping veterans avoid long waits for health care. The legislation is a response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see Veterans Affairs doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering up long wait times. Three Augusta veterans died while […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

SCHOOL BUS CAMERAS CAN BE USED TO WRITE TICKETS

  A new law means drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in South Carolina are more likely to get hit in the wallet. The law allows law enforcement to write traffic tickets after reviewing video captured by cameras installed on school buses.  Previously, an officer had to personally witness the illegal passing to […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

FATHER ARRESTED FOR LEAVING CHILD ALONE IN CAR

  Another parent has been charged with deprivation of a minor after his child was found alone in a van.  Richmond County deputies say a security officer spotted the two year old in the vehicle parked outside Augusta Mall Tuesday evening minutes after 27 year old Tyrone Thomas of Girard entered the building. Thomas drove […]

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4 months ago

LADY A TO BE INDUCTED IN MUSIC HALL OF FAME

  Augusta’s own Lady Antebellum will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in October.  Others being inducted include comedian Jeff Foxworthy and Ed Roland of the band, Collective Soul. The ceremony will be held October 11 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Lady A’s Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood were born and […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

CRITICAL NEED FOR TWO BLOOD TYPES HERE

  Shepeard Community Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for O Positive and O Negative blood donors right now. The urgent need is the result of some patients at local hospitals with significant trauma, internal bleeding and burns. Locally, there is less than a 1 day supply of type O Positive blood and less […]

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4 months ago

LOCAL DEALERSHIP DONATES $100,000 TO AREA FOOD BANKS

  Jim Hudson Automotive Group is presenting a combined gift of $100,000 to food banks in Augusta and Columbia to help feed hungry families in the area. A check will be presented today to Golden Harvest Food Bank at Jim Hudson Lexus on Washington Road, and at Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia.  Matching grants […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

COLUMBIA AND BURKE COUNTY SCHOOLS BACK IN SESSION

  It’s back-to-school day today for students in Columbia and Burke Counties. Keep in mind that children will be waiting at bus stops and there will be plenty of traffic around school zones today. Columbia County students have a few changes this year.  Middle Schools start at 7:30; high schools at 7:35; and elementary students […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

FORMER MCG PRESIDENT DIES

  Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, the former MCG president who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president, has died at the age of 87. Steinfeld campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era. He was the surgeon general from 1969-1973, but came under fire for never […]

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