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Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

SLOW POKE BILL PROPOSED

  Slow pokes who decide to stay in the left lane on Georgia interstates and highways could wind up getting a ticket. Legislation approved in the state house yesterday would make it a misdemeanor for any driver on a divided highway who doesn’t move to the right when a car going faster approaches from behind. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

GEORGIA GOVERNOR REQUESTS DISASTER RELIEF MONEY

  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has requested more than $40 million in federal disaster relief to help the state recover from this month’s devastating ice storm. Deal says the damage estimate covers 48 counties, including those in the Augusta area. Deal said the storm brought destructive levels of ice that far exceeded anything the state […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

DUMP TRUCK HITS POWER LINES IN EVANS

DUMP TRUCK HITS POWER LINES IN EVANS Power was out for a couple of hours in a section of Evans this morning. Columbia County EMA Director Pam Tucker says a county dump truck hit a power line at the debris management staging area at Marshall Square. The driver was unloading gravel at the entrance of […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

QUALIFYING FOR RACES BEGINS MARCH NEXT WEEK

  Qualifying begins Monday for all partisan and nonpartisan offices appearing on the May 20 primary ballot in Richmond County. Qualifying for the mayor’s race, Augusta Commission districts 2,4,6,8, and 10, and state court judge will be held in the Board of Elections office on Greene Street starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday and ending at […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

GEORGIA POWER ADDS 2,600 AUTHORIZED PAYMENT LOCATIONS

GEORGIA POWER ADDS 2,600 AUTHORIZED PAYMENT LOCATIONS Georgia Power has announced it has added more than 2,600 new Authorized Payment Locations (APLs) across the state.  The new APL locations allow customers to pay their Georgia Power bills where they shop at a time that’s convenient for them. Locations include retailers such as Kroger, Rite Aid, […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

CHANGE COMING TO AREA GROCERY STORES

  Change is coming to several area grocery stores after Bi-Lo gets federal approval of its plan to buy two supermarket chains.  The deal will result in the closing of Aiken and Orangeburg stores involved in the acquisition. A Reids supermarket in Orangeburg will close by the end of May, while the Bi-Lo on York […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD FORGIVES ALL BUT ONE MISSED DAY

  Columbia County school board members voted three to two Tuesday night to forgive two additional school days that were missed earlier this month due to the ice storm. Winter weather caused students to miss a total of five days of school between the end of January and mid-February. The board had already voted to […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

FEW ARMY WOMEN WANT COMBAT JOBS

  Preliminary results from a survey of the Army’s nearly 170,000 women show that only a small fraction of them would like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs.  Those who do want to make the move say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle. That […]

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