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Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

TWO MORE ARRESTS IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING CASE

  Two more people were arrested Monday in connection with Saturday’s drive-by shooting at a local shopping center that left a teen injured. 23 year old Alexis Blowers of Augusta and 21 year old Emmanuel Smith of Grovetown were each charged with aggravated assault.  17 year old Brandon Hilton was already behind bars, charged with […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

STRETCH OF BLUE RIDGE DRIVE CLOSED

  Some Columbia County motorists will need to change their commuting habits for the next few weeks.  A stretch of Blue Ridge Drive is closed while crews make repairs to storm water infrastructure. The closure affecting Blue Ridge Drive between Bristol Road and Old Evans Road is expected to last through July 25.  Traffic officials […]

Mary Liz Nolan

3 months ago

GOVERNOR DEAL IN AUGUSTA FOR CLINICAL TRIAL DISCUSSION

  Governor Nathan Deal is in Augusta today, along with the chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals, to talk about the possibility of clinical trials here of the company’s investigational marijuana-based drug to treat children with certain seizure disorders. Dr. Geoffrey Guy will give a presentation on “Finding the Medicine in Marijuana” to students and staff at […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

HIT-AND-RUN WRECK CLOSES PORTION OF STREET

  A hit-and-run wreck closed a portion of Georgia Avenue in North Augusta this morning. Authorities say 21 year old Christian Manly drove into a curb, then crashed into a tree and utility pole before crossing all eastbound lanes of traffic and slamming into a tree in front of a home on Summit Avenue. The […]

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4 months ago

ARREST MADE IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING AT SHOPPING CENTER

  The 14 year old victim of a weekend drive-by shooting on Agerton Lane in Augusta is in stable condition at Georgia Regents Medical Center. The teen, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest as an SUV passed by Jimmy John’s restaurant, across from Regal Cinemas. Authorities have arrested 17 year […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

FEWER D-U-I ARRESTS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

  The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says 13 people were arrested for driving under the influence on the Fourth of July.  They say that’s far less than last year, but still 13 too many. The arrests were the result of three road safety checks that were done over a five-hour period on Friday. Authorities say […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

GAS PRICES STARTING TO DROP

    Here’s a little good news about fuel prices. The United States has been declared the world’s biggest oil producer and that means prices should go down at the pump. The national average price for a gallon of gas is two cents cheaper than last week.  It’s four cents cheaper in Georgia. The lowest […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

GAS LEAK UNDER CONTROL IN EVANS

  A tanker truck spilled an estimated 1,200 gallons of gas after scraping against a power pole at Circle K on Washington Road at Faircloth Drive early this morning. Residents in Faircloth Commons subdivision, Jiffy Lube and Evans Diner were evacuated as a precaution.  Businesses have re-opened and traffic is moving again in the area. […]

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