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Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

TEACHER-OF-THE-YEAR ARRESTED IN BURKE COUNTY

  A former Burke County teacher-of-the-year was taken into custody this week for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student, and sending explicit text messages to several others. Debra Tanksley has been charged with criminal attempt sexual assault and electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors. It was just last week authorities arrested another Burke […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

SITEL JOB FAIR BEING HELD TODAY

  Today is the day global customer care provider Sitel is holding a job fair in south Augusta. The company announced earlier this week it will add 200 new positions to its call center here. Career opportunities range from entry level to management.  The job fair will be held  from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

BOAT RAMPS CLOSING TODAY

  Boat ramps at Thurmond Marina in Columbia County will close today.  The Army Corps of Engineers says the ramps will close for about three weeks while contractors remove nearby underground storage tanks. The ramps will re-open as soon as the tanks are gone.  In the meantime, boaters and anglers can use ramps at Cherokee […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

ONE DEAD IN MORNING ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

  One man is dead following a single vehicle rollover accident at Skyview Drive and New Savannah Road in Richmond County around 7:30 this morning. Authorities say 28 year old Jordan Riddle was a passenger in a truck hauling a crane.  The driver was attempting to make a left turn onto New Savannah Road when […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

DOZENS OF TEACHING JOBS ADDED IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

  The Columbia County School Board voted Tuesday to add 81 teaching positions to next year’s budget.  The additional teachers will mean smaller class sizes in some grades. Next year’s budget also includes a one-time pay increase for all Columbia County Board of Education employees, as well as one additional paycheck in January. The Board […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

LAWSUIT OVER MAY ELECTION DATE DISMISSED

  A lawsuit filed last month over moving the date of next week’s local election in Augusta was dismissed Tuesday. The suit, which was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Representatives Gloria Frazier, Henry Howard, Ernest Smith and several others, contended that moving the local elections from the November general election ballot to next […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR 2015 MASTERS BADGES

  It’s only been a month since the 2014 Masters Tournament was held at the Augusta National Golf Club, but it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s tournament. Applications are now being accepted for a limited number of daily tournament badges as well as practice round tickets. The random selection for daily tournament […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE OUT OF JAIL ON BOND

  A Richmond County School Board candidate was released from the Richmond County Jail Monday after posting $5,000 bond. 53 year old James Swanagan was arrested at his home on Friday and charged with simple battery. Authorities say Swanagan allegedly grabbed a woman, believed to be his daughter, by the hair and beat her with […]

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