Aiken County workers are getting a raise, and it’s coming without a millage increase. Council members voted Tuesday to give county workers a 10 % raise. Emergency workers will be bumped up one pay grade. The salary increases were included in the county’s new budget, which goes into effect July 1.
Augusta’s minor league hockey team may be ready to pack up and leave town. Augusta Riverhawks owner Bob Kerzner says he’s talking with Macon city officials about a possible move to middle Georgia. The Riverhawks didn’t field a team last season after nothing was done to repair the cooling system at James Brown Arena. […]
There’s been a lot of smoke in the Augusta area since yesterday and many want to know where it’s coming from. Authorities say it’s coming from a mulch fire at an inert landfill fire on Gordon Highway in Richmond County. Columbia County EMA Director Pam Tucker says the fire is expected to continue until […]
The Aiken County Sheriff’s office is hiring Detention Center Officers. They will be doing on-the-spot interviews Wednesday, June 18, at the Job Connection office at 1015 Pine Log Road in Aiken. Stop by from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. if you’re interested in applying.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to identify a man and woman who took more than $1,000 worth of electronic equipment from the Target store in Evans. Authorities say they left the store in a white sedan. Both suspects are white. The female has long, dark hair and was wearing a dark […]
A man says he accidentally set a mattress on fire while lighting a grill inside his home in North Augusta Monday. Firefighters went to the home on West Pine Grove Avenue about 6:30 p.m. The owner told authorities he was lighting the burner on his propane grill when it tipped over and ignited the […]
Fort Gordon’s annual anti-terrorism exercise is set to take place for four days next week, starting Monday. Military and civilian personnel should expect more security searches and delays on post, so make sure to allow for extra travel time. Officials say it’s a good time to postpone non-official business on the installation until the […]
A woman is dead after reportedly being exposed to a toxic chemical in Jefferson County. The 58 year old woman was apparently exposed to some type of pesticide in her home Wednesday in Wadley. Authorities say the spray was used to kill roaches and insects, but the fumes made the woman and three children, […]