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Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

ROAD PROJECT TO GET UNDERWAY IN AIKEN COUNTY

  A $1.7 million road repair project will get underway soon in the westbound lanes of I-20 in Aiken County. It covers a nearly 10 mile stretch that runs between mile markers 13 and 23. Officials describe the road’s surface as “terrible” following the harsh winter conditions.  Work is tentatively scheduled to begin late next […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

METRO AUGUSTA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS

  State labor officials say metro Augusta’s unemployment rate has declined to 6.7 percent.  That’s slightly lower than the statewide rate of 6.9 percent. The latest figures were released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. Officials say the local rate declined because Augusta employers created 500 news jbos and reduced the number of new […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

COLUMBIA COUNTY TO HIRE MORE TEACHERS

  The Columbia County school system will be hiring more teachers for the next school year.  The board gave final approval Tuesday to hiring at least 48 teachers to accommodate growth in the school system. Board member Mike Sleeper says hiring more teachers will also help reduce class sizes. Adding teachers will be a gradual […]

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 […]

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