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Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

CELL PHONE THIEF SOUGHT

  The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who took a cell phone from a counter at the check-out area of the Raceway station in the 3000 block of Peach Orchard Road. Investigators say the white male suspect is believed to be 25 to 45 years old, […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

DEAL SIGNS BILL EXPANDING GUN RIGHTS IN GEORGIA

  Georgians licensed to carry a gun will soon be able to take their weapons into many more places.  Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday expanding the right to bear arms. Starting July 1, licensed Georgians will even be able to carry guns into churches and schools in some circumstances.  Religious leaders would be […]

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4 months ago

QUALIFYING DATES SET FOR TWO COLUMBIA COUNTY OFFICES

  Those interested in becoming Columbia County’s Tax Commissioner or District 3 Commissioner will have three days to qualify for the posts in June. The Tax Commissioner’s job has been vacant since Kay Allen resigned in March.  The county’s long-time commissioner was under scrutiny for fees she’d been collecting from the cities of Grovetown and […]

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4 months ago

ADVANCE VOTING SET TO BEGIN MONDAY

  Advance voting for the upcoming May 20th General Primary and Nonpartisan Election will begin on Monday, April 28.  Voters in Georgia have several options available to them for casting their ballot. Voting by Mail continues through Friday, May 16.   To do so, apply in writing with the Board of Elections Office; Advance Voting begins […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

LOCAL EDUCATOR LEAVING

  A long-time Richmond County educator is leaving Augusta to accept another job. Josey High School principal Ronald Wiggins has accepted a job offer from Muscogee County where schools are undergoing a major reorganization in hopes of boosting student performance. Wiggins has been in Richmond County Schools more than two decades and the principal at […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

SPORTS AUTHORITY CLOSING HERE

  Colorado-based athletic equipment retailer Sports Authority will be closing its store in Augusta on Augusta West Parkway soon. It’s not known how many of the company’s 460 stores are closing across the country. A going-out-of-business sale has already started at Sports Authority here.  As one sporting goods store is closing, one just opened and […]

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4 months ago

SHERIFF WANTS 20 PERCENT INCREASE FOR EMPLOYEES

  If Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt has his way, employees in his department will be getting a 20 percent raise. Hunt asked County Council members Tuesday to approve the salary hike, which would amount to about $10,000 per employee. Hunt said the increase is needed due to the number of employees the department has […]

Mary Liz Nolan

4 months ago

SECOND VEHICLE IDENTIFIED IN HIT-AND-RUN

  Richmond County authorities have identified a second vehicle they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this month.  The accident claimed the life of 14 year old Zykeith Harris and critically injured a second teen. Investigators believe as many as three vehicles struck Harris and previously identified one as a 90’s model […]

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