Today is the day FPL food re-opens on New Savannah Road in Augusta, following a fire two months ago that did heavy damage to the roof. Authorities believe electrical problems were to blame for the cause of the fire. No one was injured. About 500 people are employed at the local beef processing plant.
Georgia Department of Transportation officials say they’re restricting highway lane closures as the summer travel season begins. The department is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 23, just ahead of the Memorial Day travel period. The restriction will be in place through Tuesday evening […]
Two people are being sought in connection with an armed robbery late last night at the Burger King in the 3200 block of Peach Orchard Road. Richmond County authorities say two black males walked into the restaurant just before midnight, revealed semi-automatic handguns and took an undisclosed amount of money. One was believed to […]
Richmond County authorities are investigating a murder in Hephzibah. Sgt. Glen Rahn says the body of 27 year old Damon Prymus of North Barton Drive was found in a field off Williams Drive around 6:00 Wednesday night. The cause of death is pending an autopsy at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta. Rahn says […]
President Barack Obama says if there’s misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it will be punished. Obama says if the allegations of misconduct prove to be true, it is dishonorable and disgraceful. He says, “I will not tolerate it, period.” Obama says he won’t stand for people covering up long wait times […]
Charges have been filed in connection with an accident last week in Richmond County that left a Grovetown man dead. 64-year-old John Boland was the driver of a crane service truck that overturned at Skyview Drive and New Savannah Road, killing 28 year old John Riddle. Riddle was a passenger in the truck that […]
Former Senator Hardie Davis will become Augusta’s next mayor. He won Tuesday’s non-partisan race with 75 percent of the vote. His closest competitor was Alvin Mason with 19 percent. Votes for Helen Blocker-Adams, who withdrew from the race on Monday, did not count. As far as Augusta Commission seats are concerned, Grady Smith will […]
Richmond County authorities have three suspects in custody and a fourth is being sought in connection with a recent burglary at a maintenance facility at Diamond Lakes Regional Park off Windsor Spring Road. Investigators say the suspects stole a county pickup truck, a utility trailer and golf cart…all belonging to the city. Evidence led […]