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4 months ago

DISTRICT 7 ADVANCE VOTING FOR RUNOFF UNDERWAY

DISTRICT 7 ADVANCE VOTING FOR RUNOFF UNDERWAY Advance voting for the April 14th runoff for the Augusta Commission District 7 seat gets underway  today. Sean Frantom and Hap Harris are battling it out to win the seat previously occupied by Donnie Smith, who resigned in September. Neither had enough votes to win the election outright […]

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4 months ago

HOUSE FIRE CLAIMS WOMAN’S LIFE

  HOUSE FIRE CLAIMS WOMAN’S LIFE Augusta Fire Department authorities are investigating the cause of a weekend fire that claimed one woman’s life. 45 year old Sherrel Dunn was found unresponsive in a burning duplex Saturday night in the 1400 block of Heard Avenue.  She was taken to Trinity Hospital where she was pronounced dead […]

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4 months ago

DIRECT FLIGHT TO D.C. SET TO RESUME IN AUGUSTA

DIRECT FLIGHT TO D.C. SET TO RESUME IN AUGUSTA Starting Sunday, March 29, you can get a direct flight from Augusta Regional Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C…..at least for the time being. The 50-seat flight was cancelled last year when US Airways merged with American.  Now it’s being offered on a limited […]

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4 months ago

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT HOLDS STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT HOLDS STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT South Carolina’s unemployment rate is still holding steady at 6.6%.  The Department of Employment and Workforce said today the state’s jobless rate was again unchanged in February.  It was the third month in a row that state unemployment remained at that level. National unemployment was 5.5% in […]

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS TO BE HELD AT FORT GORDON

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TO BE HELD AT FORT GORDON The Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics will be held at Fort Gordon next Wednesday, April 1 on Barton Field. Activities begin at 10 a.m. with the lighting of the torch and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band playing the Special Olympics opening theme song. About 900 Special […]

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4 months ago

SENATE’S HARRY REID WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION

SENATE’S HARRY REID WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75 year old Reid says in a statement issued by his office today that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be “inappropriate” […]

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HOUSE APPROVES GOVERNOR DEAL’S FAILING SCHOOLS AMENDMENT

  HOUSE APPROVES GOVERNOR DEAL’S FAILING SCHOOLS AMENDMENT The Georgia House has approved Governor Nathan Deal’s plan allowing a state takeover of chronically failing schools, setting up a statewide vote in 2016. Lawmakers voted in favor of the measure. Deal’s plan would allow an appointed superintendent to select up to 20 schools deemed failing each […]

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4 months ago

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES IN THE CSRA

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES IN THE CSRA The unemployment rate dropped in the CSRA last month, according to figures just released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. The jobless rate in Augusta dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.7% in February.  That compares to 7.5% a year ago. For the CSRA, the unemployment rate […]

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