HEATING COSTS TO GO DOWN THIS WINTER It probably won’t cost as much to stay warm this winter because a repeat of the deep freeze that kept much of the nation shivering last winter is not likely this year. The Energy Department’s annual prediction of winter heating costs released today says Americans won’t have to […]
GOVERNOR TO ATTEND FALL FESTIVAL HERE Governor Nathan Deal will be in Columbia County for a fall festival this weekend. The Columbia County Republican party is hosting the event Saturday at the Evans Town Center Park. The festival is from 9:00 to 11:00 am and will include music, food, face painting and other activities. There […]
SAT SCORES STAY FLAT IN GEORGIA Georgia State School Superintendent John Barge says SAT scores dropped slightly in Georgia, but more students took the test last year. In fact, 77 percent of Georgia High School students took the SAT last year, which was a 2% increase over 2013. The mean score for critical reading was […]
LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS TRAINED TO GET EBOLA TRAINING Officials say Augusta firefighters will be trained in how to identify potential Ebola cases. The virus has not turned up in the CSRA, but officials say firefighters will be armed with the tools needed in case it does. The training will include a video created by the […]
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR GENERAL ELECTION If you live in Georgia, today is the last day you can register to vote in the upcoming November general election. State elections officials have said Georgians with a valid driver’s license can register online. The GA Votes mobile application also allows Georgia residents to […]
IRONMAN 70.3 TRIALTHON WILL RETURN TO AUGUSTA The Augusta Sports Council announced today the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be held in Augusta for the next three years. The event, which attracts thousands of participants, has had a huge impact on the local economy, according to Board Chairman Michael Sommers. The Triathlon consists of a 1.2 […]
WRECK KILLS CHILD IN WARREN COUNTY A 7 year old child was killed in a wreck on Wire Road in Warren County this morning. The mother and a four year old child were injured, but the extent of their injuries was not known. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating.
ENERGY SAVING TAX-FREE WEEKEND UNDERWAY IN GEORGIA Another tax-free weekend is underway, but it’s not about school supplies and clothing this time. Many household items like appliances, fluorescent light bulbs, doors, windows and thermostats are exempt from local and state taxes through this Sunday. Items costing $1,500 or less are eligible for the exemption if […]