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Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

RIGHTSIZING PUBLIC HEARINGS CONTINUE

  Two more public hearings on rightsizing plans for the Richmond County school system will be held today and tomorrow. Officials have proposed closing National Hills Elementary; Collins K-8; Murphey Middle; and Sego Middle schools.  Students at those schools will be relocated to other existing facilities nearby. Attendance lines will have to be redrawn in […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR THREE MURDERS

  A Richmond County jury has sentenced a man to death for the killings of three people in Augusta in 2008. The sentence for 36 year old Adrian Hargrove was issued yesterday at the conclusion of a lengthy trial. The jury decided Hargrove will be put to death for the murders of 18 year old […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

TEEN CHARGED WITH FATHER’S DEATH

  A former Columbia County teenager has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in her father’s death in North Carolina over the weekend. Officials say 17 year old Crystal Howell was arrested Sunday in Richmond County during what started out to be a traffic stop. She was reportedly arrested after becoming unruly with […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

NO NEW CONTRACT FOR SUPERINTENDENT

  The search for a new school superintendent is on in Richmond County. School board members voted last night not to renew Dr. Frank Roberson’s contract.  He got a one-year extension on his 3-year deal last year, but the board decided his reign as superintendent here will end in August. Roberson underwent emergency brain surgery […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

WATER BILL INCREASE AHEAD IN AIKEN

  Aiken residents will see a 10 percent hike in their water bills soon. City Council members voted in favor of the increase Monday night to cover an estimated revenue shortfall of nearly $700,000. The increase, which is scheduled to go into effect next month, should raise the average monthly water and sewer bill by […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

HIT AND RUN DRIVER SOUGHT IN AIKEN COUNTY

  A hit and run driver is being sought after a pedestrian was hit in Aiken County Monday night. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says it happened on Augusta Road and Anthony Drive around 9:30 p.m. A man was hit while crossing the street.  Witnesses told troopers they saw a white 4-door vehicle leave the […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

VETERINARIAN INDICTED FOR INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING

  An Aiken County veterinarian has been indicted for touching a child inappropriately in an out-of-state incident. 52 year old Juan Gamboa was first arrested in January and charged with two counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 16.  The incidents reportedly occurred over a three month period in Aiken County […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

THIEF ON THE LOOSE

  The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who stole a Troybilt push mower and a microwave from Lowe’s on Peach Orchard Road earlier this month. Surveillance pictures show the suspect leaving the store with the items on March 3. The suspect is black, in his early to late 20’s, with a […]

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