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Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE FOUND AT AIKEN BANK

  Regions Bank on Chesterfield Street in Aiken was evacuated earlier this morning after a suspicious package was left inside. Aiken Public Safety officials say the FBI, GBI and an explosives K-9 unit were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. The package wasn’t addressed to the bank, and officials there say they weren’t expecting […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

FATHER AND SON WANTED IN AIKEN COUNTY

  A father and son are wanted in Aiken after fleeing from authorities on Monday. The Aiken Department of Public Safety says they’re looking for 44 year old Ernest Simpkins and his 21 year old son, Jalen Simpkins, of Graniteville. The elder Simpkins is wanted for harassment, reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

VA ACTING SECRETARY REVEALS AUDIT RESULTS THURSDAY

Veterans Affairs acting secretary Sloan Gibson is scheduled to meet with leaders and employees at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on Thursday. He’s expected to talk about results of a recent audit that shows more than two dozen patients had to wait at least 90 days for an appointment there, while more […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

FORMER NEW ORLEANS MAYOR TO SERVE TEN YEARS

    Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for bribery, and money laundering. Nagin was convicted February 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for projects, both before and after Hurricane Katrina.  The bribes came in […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

COMMISSIONERS CLOSE TO CHOOSING NEW ADMINISTRATOR

  Augusta Commissioners are getting closer to choosing a new city administrator. They’ll interview the top three candidates for the job on Wednesday. For now, city officials aren’t saying who they are or where they’re from.  Augusta has been without a city administrator since Fred Russell was fired in December.

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

TWO MORE ARRESTS IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING CASE

  Two more people were arrested Monday in connection with Saturday’s drive-by shooting at a local shopping center that left a teen injured. 23 year old Alexis Blowers of Augusta and 21 year old Emmanuel Smith of Grovetown were each charged with aggravated assault.  17 year old Brandon Hilton was already behind bars, charged with […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

STRETCH OF BLUE RIDGE DRIVE CLOSED

  Some Columbia County motorists will need to change their commuting habits for the next few weeks.  A stretch of Blue Ridge Drive is closed while crews make repairs to storm water infrastructure. The closure affecting Blue Ridge Drive between Bristol Road and Old Evans Road is expected to last through July 25.  Traffic officials […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

GOVERNOR DEAL IN AUGUSTA FOR CLINICAL TRIAL DISCUSSION

  Governor Nathan Deal is in Augusta today, along with the chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals, to talk about the possibility of clinical trials here of the company’s investigational marijuana-based drug to treat children with certain seizure disorders. Dr. Geoffrey Guy will give a presentation on “Finding the Medicine in Marijuana” to students and staff at […]

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