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Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS TUESDAY

  Tomorrow is primary election day.  There will be no ballots cast today.  Early voting ended Friday across the state. The final totals are in, and Richmond County Board of Elections Director Lynn Bailey says over 6,600 registered voters cast a ballot early.  In Columbia County, that number was slightly more than 2,500. Columbia County […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

SCHOOL YEAR DRAWING TO A CLOSE

  This is the last week of school for five area school systems. Wednesday is the last day for Lincoln County students.  Friday, the school year comes to an end for students in Columbia, Burke, McDuffie and Richmond Counties. Friday is graduation day for seniors at Harlem High School.  Commencement will be held Saturday for […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

BLOCKER-ADAMS OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWS FROM MAYOR’S RACE

  Helen Blocker-Adams has officially withdrawn her name as a candidate in the Augusta Mayor’s race.  Richmond County Board of Elections Director Lynn Bailey says Blocker-Adams filed the necessary paperwork this morning. Any votes cast for a withdrawn candidate are considered null and void and will not be counted.  This includes any votes cast during […]

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4 months ago

MARIJUANA PLANTS LAND MAN IN JAIL

  A Hephzibah man has been taken into custody in connection with 20 pounds of marijuana and an additional 70 plants found at a home on Fairington Drive Thursday night. Authorities arrested 64 year old Robert Ray Fultz after getting a tip that marijuana was being grown at the home, not far from Deer Chase […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

STATE OFFERS CHANCE TO CATCH UP ON CHILD SUPPORT

  The state Division of Child Support Services is offering non-custodial parents a chance to get caught up on child support payments without penalties. The division is offering the opportunity during settlement week, which runs May 19-23.  Officials say settlement week gives people with court-ordered child support obligations a chance to make back payments in […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA DROPS AGAIN

  South Carolina’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in 13 years.  The Department of Employment and Workforce announced Friday the statewide unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in April, down from 5.5 percent the month before. The number of people working in the state has increased for nine consecutive months. Aiken County’s […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

HELP SOUGHT TO IDENTIFY SHOPLIFTER

  Richmond County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a shoplifter. They’ve released surveillance photographs of a man who stole more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from the Bi-Lo store on Wrightsboro Road in early February. The thief was black, tall and wearing a tan shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, blue […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

BLOCKER-ADAMS SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN

  Helen Blocker-Adams held a news conference Thursday and announced she was suspending her mayoral campaign, following this week’s multiple revelations of past financial hardships. News broke earlier this week that Blocker-Adams still owed thousands of dollars from three court judgments, including a foreclosure, dating back a decade or more. She announced the suspension of […]

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