The Georgia General Assembly has concluded its 2014 session, allowing lawmakers to begin campaigning for re-election. Lawmakers finished with a flurry of compromises on everything from medical marijuana and gun possession rights to an overhaul of Atlanta’s MARTA transit system. A bid for a widespread medical marijuana program fell short. Churches, among other buildings, […]
Cabela’s officially opened its doors to the public late this morning. It’s the company’s first store in Georgia and the southeast, located next to Costco off Riverwatch Parkway in the Villages at Riverwatch. A line to get into the store started forming yesterday, with hundreds waiting for the doors to open at 11:00 a.m. […]
City officials say hazardous limb and tree removal is essentially finished along most roadways in Richmond County, following last month’s ice storm. First pass debris removal is about 90 percent complete with the exception of some private subdivisions. A second and final pass of all areas will begin soon so officials are asking residents […]
Georgia lawmakers still have some tough issues to tackle on the final day of the 2014 legislative session. The state House and Senate will adjourn for the year tonight. Before their midnight deadline, lawmakers will have to decide whether to let Georgians with licenses carry guns into bars and churches, whether to allow some […]
The tables will turn and Goodwill Industries will be making a donation to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Officials say they’ve had an increase in the amount of ammunition brought to Goodwill Donation Centers in the area, but they’re not able to resell it due to safety and legal concerns. Several hundred […]
MAU Solutions is hiring in Augusta. They’re currently looking for forklift operators, packers, assemblers, stick welders and foundry workers for positions at Georgia Iron Works, E-Z-GO, and Kimberly Clark. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at mau.com/jobs.
Aiken County authorities say a suspected killer is behind bars. 22-year-old Reginald Hamilton Jr. turned himself in at the Aiken County Detention Center Tuesday morning. Hamilton was wanted for the shooting death two weeks ago of 35-year-old Isiah Miles of Beech Island. The victim died from multiple wounds received during the shooting […]
Georgia Regents University President Dr. Ricardo Azziz is reportedly on a short list of candidates to become the inaugural president of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. According to The Monitor newspaper, Azziz is one of five candidates still in the running for the job. The newspaper says Azziz did […]