KOHLS HIRING MORE HOLIDAY WORKERS THIS YEAR UPS announced earlier this week it plans to hire 95,000 seasonal workers. Now Kohls has announced plans to add 67,000 workers to its payroll for the holiday season. That’s up 34 percent from the number it hired last year. Kohls officials say they expect at least 50 people […]
DROUGHT DECLARED IN SOME AREA SC COUNTIES A low-level drought has been declared in nine South Carolina counties, including Aiken and Edgefield. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee says low river flows in the nine counties led them to add Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, Lexington and Orangeburg counties to the list. Officials say rainfall […]
BURN BAN LIFTED SOON The burn ban in effect for Columbia and Richmond counties will be lifted soon. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Division says the burn ban will end October 1. A reminder you must have a Georgia Forestry Division permit to do any outdoor burning. They will issue […]
WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET COMING TO SOUTH AUGUSTA South Augusta is getting a Walmart Neighborhood Market. It will be built on Windsor Spring Road at Tobacco Road. The 56,000 square foot grocery store is scheduled to open in 2016. Another Walmart Neighborhood Market is already under construction on Belair Road in Martinez.
NEW CITY ADMINISTRATOR NAMED Augusta is a step closer to having a city administrator after the Commission voted Tuesday to hire Janice Jackson. The Augusta native would take over January first, assuming the city and Jackson could reach an agreement on a contract. Yesterday’s action comes two months after the Augusta Commission decided to delay […]
FACEBOOK POST RESULTS IN WARRENTON OFFICER INVESTIGATION Using profanity and strong language on Facebook has landed a Warrenton police officer in some hot water. Officer Adam Harper was placed on administrative leave after officials discovered a post on his personal Facebook page. Harper reportedly said 18 year old Michael Brown “got what he deserved” when […]
COUNTRY CLUB EMPLOYEE FACES DRUG CHARGES A suspected meth dealer and employee of Westlake Country Club is now behind bars in Columbia County. Ediberto Diaz-Morales, also known as Eddie Diaz, was arrested outside a local restaurant yesterday after deputies found 59 grams of methamphetamine in his pickup truck. Officials say they found another 14 grams […]
“DO NOT SWIM” ORDER LIFTED The Do Not Swim order issued by the Augusta Fire Department and Augusta-Richmond County EMA has been lifted. According to a news release, tests have concluded the Savannah River is safe at this time and poses no immediate risk to swimmers. Dee Griffin, Public Information Officer for the Augusta Fire […]