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Mary Liz Nolan

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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 […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

NORTH AUGUSTA CHURCH NAMES NEW PASTOR

  Dr. Ryan Pack begins his service as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church North Augusta on Sunday, July 13.  He and his family will be moving to North Augusta from Hendersonville, North Carolina where he recently served as Pastor for First Baptist Church. Dr. Pack earned a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Columbia […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

GOVERNOR DEAL SUSPENDS GASOLINE TAX INCREASE

    Georgia motorists will be spared a gasoline tax increase this summer. Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order suspending the increase that would have gone into effect July 1. The tax is adjusted in January and February based on average fuel prices.  The tax goes up as prices rise, and given the roughly […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

GEORGIA ANNOUNCES NEW TESTING SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS

  Out with the old tests and in with the new.  The Georgia Department of Education announced Wednesday that students will no longer take the CRCT or the EOCT to measure how they are performing. The department will implement the Milestones Assessment System during the upcoming academic year.  It will be aligned to the Common […]

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