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Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

THURMOND MARINA SET TO REOPEN

  The Army Corps of Engineers says work on the Thurmond Marina is finished and it’s set to re-open Saturday. The area was temporarily closed for the past few weeks while contractors removed underground storage tanks there.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the site will re-open Saturday for public use of boat ramps […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

COLUMBIA COUNTY STUDENTS HAVE NEW START TIMES

  Columbia County school students will get an extra 10 minutes of sleep when the new school year begins in August. School board members voted to make start times 10 minutes later than in the past to allow the high schools to implement the new 7-period school day. Officials say the current transportation schedule needed […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE ROADSHOW COMES TO EVANS

  Meet Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and participate in a statewide vehicle showcase tour and series of presentations on the economics and practicality of implementing alternative fuel transportation solutions.  Experts in the fields of natural gas, propane, biofuels and electric-vehicles will deliver a series of short presentations on each fuel, along with a […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

SCHOOL YEAR ENDS TODAY IN AIKEN COUNTY

  Aiken County students will be celebrating today.  The end of the school year has finally arrived!  Friday is the last day of school for students in Edgefield County. Graduation ceremonies will be held today for North Augusta, Aiken and South Aiken High School seniors. Commencement ceremonies will be held Friday for graduates of Midland […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

BOY BITTEN BY POISONOUS SNAKE AT THE LAKE

  A five-year-old North Augusta boy is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake while he and his family were camping at Thurmond Lake on Monday. Kesslar Seamon was bitten on the toe and was rushed to Doctor’s Hospital where he’s been undergoing treatment. Doctors had to perform surgery to relieve the swelling in […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

POLICE ARREST FOUR IN EVANS DRUG RAID

  Four people were taken into custody following a drug raid in Evans Wednesday evening. Captain Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says authorities searched a home on Mahoney Drive off Blanchard Road and arrested Storm Houk, Blaze Houk, Duane Houk, and Holly Colbert. Morris says nearly 850 grams of marijuana was found […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

MCDUFFIE COUNTY BOY DROWNS IN POND

    Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 7 year old McDuffie County boy on Wednesday.  Jeremiah Parker-Ngoy Kalume was found unresponsive in a pond less than a mile from his home on Old Milledgeville Road in Thomson. Family members reported him missing around 4:00 p.m.   Searchers pulled his body from the pond […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

NO TAX INCREASE FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY RESIDENTS

NO TAX INCREASE FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY RESIDENTS Columbia County Commissioners approved a $190 million budget Tuesday for the new fiscal year that begins soon, and the good news is there’s no property tax increase for residents. There’s a 6 percent increase in the general fund, primarily because 23 positions were added in the county in […]

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