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Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS SCHEDULE MAKEUP DAYS

  There’s still no word from Richmond County School officials on when or how many days lost to winter weather will be made up.  In Aiken County, days that were designated teacher work days will be used to make up instructional time lost to the weather.  March 7 and the 21st are now makeup days […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

FINAL RIGHTSIZING MEETING TO BE HELD TONIGHT

  Richmond County’s final rightsizing town hall meeting will be held tonight at Garrett Elementary School on Eisenhower Drive. The meeting had to be rescheduled due to last week’s ice storm. The public is invited to attend today’s town hall meeting to give feedback on the proposal to consolidate National Hills and Garrett Elementary Schools. […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

GOVERNOR EXTENDS STATE-OF-EMERGENCY DECLARATION

  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has extended the State of Emergency declaration for 10 of the state’s hardest-hit areas during last week’s ice storm. Significant recovery efforts are still underway in several areas of the state including Columbia, Richmond, Burke, Jefferson and Washington Counties. The State of Emergency will continue in those counties through midnight […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

PRICE GOUGING REPORTED FOR GEORGIA TREE REMOVAL

  State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning of scammers targeting homeowners looking to remove tree limbs from their property after the last winter storm. Hudgens says his office has been receiving calls from consumers complaining of higher than usual prices associated with tree limb removal. Hudgens says homeowners should only deal […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

MILLIONS PLEDGED TO BUILD CANCER RESEARCH FACILITY

  Millions of dollars have been pledged to build cancer research and treatment facilities in Georgia, and a camp in Lincoln County for cancer patients.  The Masters Tournament committed $6 million to expand the cancer center at Georgia Regents University and hopefully gain accreditation by the National Cancer Institute. The Masters pledge will help finance […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS CAN GET REPLACEMENT BENEFITS AFTER ICE STORM

  Not only are area residents still cleaning up debris in the wake of last week’s ice storm, they’re also trying to replace food that had to be thrown out since power stayed off for days. If you currently receive food stamps and have lost food due to the outages, you can request replacement benefits […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

SATURDAY DECLARED A “DAY OF SERVICE”

  Saturday has been declared a “Day of Service” in Columbia County, where recovery efforts continue in the wake of last week’s ice storm. Anyone with a heart to serve is asked to report to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on North Belair Road at 9:00 Saturday morning.  Volunteers will be […]

Mary Liz Nolan

5 months ago

UTILITY CREWS MAKING PROGRESS

  Utility crews say they’re making progress in South Carolina, though many were still in the dark early this morning. Aiken Electric officials say crews are still working around the clock and they still had 900 outages in Aiken County as of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday. A statement from the utility company says power has been […]

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