SCE&G SETS DEMAND RECORD AMID FRIGID TEMPS IN SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Electric & Gas has set an electric demand record as customers try to keep warm in the arctic cold. The utility, which serves almost 700,000 electric customers reported that during the 8:00 hour this morning, customers used 4,970 megawatts of electricity. The old […]
TSA TO DISCUSS PROHIBITED ITEMS FROM LOCAL AIRPORT The Transportation Security Administration will address the media Monday, February 23, on prohibited items found at Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field. They want to remind passengers what is and isn’t allowed aboard aircraft when traveling. TSA spokesman Mark Howell will even have a display of items […]
KEVIN HART TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY Superstar entertainer, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, is coming to the James Brown Arena June 14 as part of his What Now? Tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20, at noon. They will be available online at www.georgialinatix.com or by phone 877-428-4849.
NO STABBING AT AUGUSTA MALL There was a fight, not a stabbing at Augusta Mall late Wednesday afternoon. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says a 15 year old has been charged with reckless conduct after pulling out a knife during the altercation in the food court. Investigators say they have reviewed surveillance video and found […]
COMMUNITY CENTERS OFFER PLACES TO STAY WARM Ten community centers are open in Richmond County for those who need a place to stay warm while temperatures remain bitterly cold. The Carrie Mays Center, Bernie Ward, Blythe, Henry Brigham, May Park, McBean, Sand Hills, W.T. Johnson, Warren Road and Diamond Lakes Community Centers are designated warming […]
DEPUTIES TO DO SURVEY AT AUGUSTA MALL Several Richmond County deputies will spend their day at Augusta Mall Friday, asking shoppers to fill out customer satisfaction surveys. Authorities say the department often seeks feedback on officer’s performance at places like neighborhood meetings and other public venues. They want to know what the public thinks about […]
CRIME LAB MIX- UP LEADS TO WRONG BODY BURIED IN AUGUSTA The Burke county coroner’s office says a mix-up at the state crime lab led to a family burying the wrong body during a closed casket funeral in Augusta. The body of 51 year old Johnny Morgan Lowe III of Blythe was never returned to […]
DEEP SOUTH IN A DEEP FREEZE It’s freezing across Georgia and South Carolina. Temperatures this morning ranged from the low teens to the mid 20’s across the two-state area. The National Weather Service says it will likely be worse Friday morning. Forecasters issued wind chill advisories because of the lower temperatures and winds. Richmond County […]