SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO BLOCK SC GAY MARRIAGES The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina. The high court today issued an order denying a request by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The Republican prosecutor had wanted the marriages blocked while he challenges a judge’s recent decision that opened the way […]
PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PARKING METERS TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH The public will get a chance to have their say on whether parking meters should be installed in part of the downtown area. The first public meeting will be held December 9th at noon at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. The second one will be […]
ABSENTEE AND ADVANCE VOTING UNDERWAY IN COLUMBIA COUNTY Absentee and advance voting for one runoff race in Columbia County early next month got underway today. Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor are in a runoff for the District 3 seat on the Columbia County Commission. Derryberry got the most votes in the November 4th General Election, […]
PROCESSION CARRYING SANDERS BODY TO AUGUSTA STOPS AT CAPITOL A funeral procession carrying the body of former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders was heading to Augusta after making a final visit to the state Capitol in Atlanta. Sanders, who died Sunday at 89, was an Augusta native who served as governor from 1963 to 1967 after […]
FIRST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED IN SOUTH CAROLINA A judge has issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina, ahead of a planned move by the state’s attorney general to block such unions. Early today, the office of Probate Judge Irvin Condon in Charleston said that he had issued six licenses to same-sex couples. […]
Richmond County’s “Teacher of the Year” got a new set of wheels Monday. JaVonne Jones, a music teacher at Deer Cchase Elementary, was handed the keys to a new Nissan Altima, courtesy of Bob Richards Automotive. Jones will have use of the vehicle for the next year.
MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING MOTHER, BURNING HOUSE An Augusta man is behind bars, charged with killing his 92 year old mother and setting their house on fire in the 2700 block of Wicklow Drive Saturday. Sgt. Glen Rahn of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says authorities found 56 year old Robert Caviston lying in […]
EBOLA PATIENT DIES IN NEBRASKA A Nebraska hospital says an Ebola patient being treated in its biocontainment unit has died. Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release today that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to […]