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Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

FIRE CLOSES FPL FOOD FOR REPAIRS

  Thursday’s fire at FPL Food on New Savannah Road will force the plant to be closed for about a week. Fire broke out at the plant just after 1:00 a.m. Thursday due to what officials say were electrical problems above the ceiling. Maintenance employees should still report to work as usual, but all other […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

DIRECT VISITOR SPENDING TO BRING IN NEARLY $2 MILLION

  The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council estimate that direct visitor spending from meetings, reunions and other events next month will generate over $1.8 million for the city. Officials say that doesn’t include guest spending as a result of the Masters tournament.  Both groups say there’s no way to accurately […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS AGAIN

  South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in February.  That’s compared with 6.4 percent a month earlier.  The Department of Employment and Workforce said today the decline was the biggest one-month drop since officials started keeping track of the data in 1976. This is the ninth month in a row that jobless rates […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

FIRE AT FPL FOOD

  Augusta-Richmond County firefighters were on the scene of a fire at FPL Food on New Savannah Road early this morning. Firefighters were called at 1:40 a.m. when fire was spotted coming through the roof. They stayed on the scene for hours putting out hot spots.  Traffic in the area was shut down while emergency […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

CYBER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE CEREMONY FRIDAY

  The U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence will become the Cyber Center of Excellence during a ceremony at Fort Gordon on Friday. A redesignation ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Gate One welcome center.  Gate one will be closed to both inbound and outbound traffic from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. to […]

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 […]

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