A federal judge has ruled that a South Carolina ban on automated political phone calls is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs made that ruling in an order signed earlier this month. The ruling is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by Robert Cahaly. The political consultant was arrested in 2010 after robocalls comparing […]
Starbucks lovers, get ready to shell out a little more money for your favorite cup of java. Company officials say prices are going up Tuesday anywhere from 5 to 20 cents on some of its drinks. Starbucks packaged coffee in grocery stores is also going up by one dollar. Officials say the higher prices […]
The Georgia Department of Driver Services says it’s trying to save customers time by encouraging more online transactions. A new law that takes effect July 1 will allow drivers to use their online receipt from the department as proof of valid driving privileges until they receive their permanent license or permit in the mail. […]
An elderly woman died Sunday morning when her family’s home went up in flames on Windsor Spring Road. Fire officials say 76 year old Delores Ann Strickland was unable to get out of the house in time, despite her husband’s efforts to save her. Firefighters found Strickland’s body in a bedroom. Her husband had […]
A man was killed early Sunday morning when he rode his bike into the path of an oncoming car in south Augusta. Richmond County authorities say 47 year old John Keffer of Augusta was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in the 3900 block of Peach Orchard Road around 1:00 a.m. Police […]
Richmond County School Board members are considering a new policy that would keep students from attending school if they refuse to be tested in the event of a possible tuberculosis scare. Several hundred students were tested in the last couple of years after a few high school students showed symptoms of the disease. A […]
Aiken County workers are getting a raise, and it’s coming without a millage increase. Council members voted Tuesday to give county workers a 10 % raise. Emergency workers will be bumped up one pay grade. The salary increases were included in the county’s new budget, which goes into effect July 1.
Augusta’s minor league hockey team may be ready to pack up and leave town. Augusta Riverhawks owner Bob Kerzner says he’s talking with Macon city officials about a possible move to middle Georgia. The Riverhawks didn’t field a team last season after nothing was done to repair the cooling system at James Brown Arena. […]