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4 weeks ago

Back to School Today in Columbia and Burke Counties

Back to School Today in Columbia and Burke Counties Columbia and Burke County students started a new school year this morning.  Warren County students have been back in school since Monday, and Lincoln County students returned Tuesday. In Columbia County, school officials say they’re expecting enrollment to top 26,000 students, but final figures won’t be […]

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4 weeks ago

Former Columbia County Employee Gets Severance Package

Former Columbia County Employee Gets Severance Package Columbia County’s former Community and Leisure Services Director will get more than $80,000 in severance pay after resigning unexpectedly last week. Barry Smith resigned July 27 after spending 12 years in the position, but officials are tight-lipped about the reason for his sudden departure. Columbia County Commissioners voted […]

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1 month ago

Avett Brothers Returning to Augusta in October

Avett Brothers Returning to Augusta in October The Avett Brothers are returning to Augusta for a concert in the fall. They will perform at the Bell Auditorium on Friday, October 16. Tickets for the Avett Brothers concert go on sale next Friday, August 7, at 10:00 a.m. at the James Brown Arena box office.  You […]

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1 month ago

Thomson Teenager Drowns in McDuffie County Chalk Mine Pond

Thomson Teenager Drowns in McDuffie County Chalk Mine Pond A Thomson teenager drowned Thursday while swimming in a chalk mine pond with friends. The body of 19 year old Marquavious Cummings was recovered a few hours after rescue crews were called to the Dearing pond. Cummings played football for Thomson High School from 2010-2013 and […]

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1 month ago

Georgia Offers Tax-Free Shopping This Weekend for School Supplies

Georgia Offers Tax-Free Shopping This Weekend for School Supplies Georgia is waiving state sales taxes for two days this weekend so students, parents and teachers can shop for school supplies. The tax-free shopping period got underway at 12:01 a.m. today and runs through midnight Saturday. Tax-exempt items include clothing worth less than $100 per item, […]

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1 month ago

Grovetown Teen In Custody Assaults Two Deputies

Grovetown Teen In Custody Assaults Two Deputies A Grovetown teenager already in custody on allegations of child molestation is in more hot water after assaulting two deputies this week. Captain Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says 19 year old Matthew Timmerman has been held without bond since October on charges that include […]

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1 month ago

City of Augusta Announces SPLOST 7 Public Information Open House Sessions

City of Augusta Announces SPLOST 7 Public Information Open House Sessions The city of Augusta will host two SPLOST 7 Public Information House Sessions to give residents an opportunity to learn about the proposal being considered for inclusion in the upcoming SPLOST 7 referendum. Augusta, Blythe and Hephzibah residents are invited to attend to learn […]

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1 month ago

One Dead at Home in Hephzibah

One Dead at Home in Hephzibah Richmond County authorities were at a home off Willis Foreman Road in Hephzibah all night before confirming one person was dead. Deputies were called to the home in the 1200 block of Berthoud Pass to what was called a “suspicious situation.” Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed one […]

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