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4 months ago

STORES COULD BE COMING TO NORTH AUGUSTA

STORES COULD BE COMING TO NORTH AUGUSTA Martintown Plaza Shopping center in North Augusta could be getting some new stores soon. PetSmart, Ross, Marshalls and Rack Room Shoes could open stores in the shopping center there, anchored by Publix. No official announcement has been made yet, but the North Augusta Planning Commission will be discussing […]

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4 months ago

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT IN JANUARY

SOUTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT STEADY AT 6.6 PERCENT IN JANUARY South Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady in January. The State Department of Employment and Workforce announced today the state’s jobless rate was 6.6 percent, the same as December. State officials said the number of people working in South Carolina hit a record high of more than […]

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4 months ago

UNISYS MOVING TO PORT ROYAL

UNISYS MOVING TO PORT ROYAL Global information technology company Unisys has reportedly finalized a deal to move its local operations to the Port Royal building on 7th Street. Unisys has been operating a temporary client service center on Stevens Creek Road since hiring began in November. The Augusta Chronicle is reporting company officials say the […]

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ELDERLY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CARETAKER

ELDERLY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CARETAKER An 86 year old local man with dementia allegedly shot and killed his caretaker over the weekend. Lt. Allan Rollins of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says John O’Bryant had several loaded weapons in his home on Leland Drive.  He reportedly became agitated with 65 year old Karl Hardge […]

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4 months ago

TWO INJURED IN EARLY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE

TWO INJURED IN EARLY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE Two people were taken to the hospital after fire broke out at the Cedar Grove Apartment complex in south Augusta this morning. The fire started around 4:30 in the apartment complex off Richmond Hill Road. Authorities say a woman was hurt when she jumped from a second floor […]

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4 months ago

BMX TRACK SOFT OPENING TODAY

BMX TRACK SOFT OPENING TODAY They’re having a “soft opening” today at the new BMX track at Blanchard Woods Park in Columbia County. A grand opening won’t be held until Saturday, March 28.  The track will be open to the public daily from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m, except during practices and races hosted by […]

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4 months ago

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE PLANNED FOR TUESDAY

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE PLANNED FOR TUESDAY Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, so don’t forget to wear your green so you don’t get pinched! The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown gets underway at 2:00.  The grand marshal for the event is local businessman Bob Cashin.  The parade starts near the James Brown Arena, then […]

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4 months ago

GEORGIA HIGH COURT REJECTS CHALLENGE TO FALCONS STADIUM FINANCING

GEORGIA HIGH COURT REJECTS CHALLENGE TO FALCONS STADIUM FINANCING Georgia’s highest court has rejected a  challenge to the city of Atlanta using taxpayer revenue to help finance a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The unanimous opinion by the Georgia Supreme Court says the financing structure does not violate the state Constitution.  Construction of the […]

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