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Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

OPEN BURNING BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT

  Georgia’s open burning ban goes into effect Thursday.  The open burning ban prohibits residents and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris from May 1 through September 30.  The ban is in addition to the year-round state ban on burning household garbage. Officials say there are some exceptions, however.  Campfires and agricultural activities are […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

FATHER AND DAUGHTER CHARGED IN “CHOP SHOP” OPERATION

  An Augusta father and daughter have been charged after sheriff’s deputies broke up a “chop shop” operation.  37 year old Sammy Hardwick Jones was charged after deputies got a tip that a stolen truck was being stripped in the 3700 block of Byrd Road. Deputies found the engine and other parts of a truck […]

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6 months ago

SCAM ALERT IN THE AREA

  The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve received two reports recently regarding a new phone scam.  The person calls and tells the victim he is with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and they’ve missed reporting for jury duty.  Now, he says, there is a warrant for the person’s arrest. The scam artist tells the […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT TODAY

  The National Weather Service has issued a lake wind advisory for the CSRA until 6:00 tonight. Meteorologists say the strongest winds should be expected this afternoon.  These gusty winds will have the potential to produce some downed limbs that were weakened by February’s ice storm. Meanwhile, a tree fell on some power lines near […]

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6 months ago

NO MOX LAYOFFS THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER

  Senator Lindsey Graham said this morning there will be no layoffs at the MOX facility at the Savannah River Site through the end of September. Graham, who has been outspoken in his opposition to the Obama Administration’s planned decision to put the facility in Cold Standby, spoke with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz about […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

GOVERNOR SIGNS HOPE TECHNICAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP BILL

  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law establishing the Zell Miller Grant for technical college students, which provides full tuition coverage for those eligible for the HOPE Grant and who maintain a 3.5 GPA. Tuesday is the last day for Deal to sign, veto or allow legislation to become law without […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

911 CENTER TO GET MORE DISPATCHERS

  The 911 center in Augusta is getting five more dispatchers. Augusta Commissioners approved hiring the additional employees to handle the high volume of calls that come into the center every day. Officials say the 911 center handles roughly 300,000 calls every year.  The goal is to answer those calls within 10 seconds, but that […]

Mary Liz Nolan

6 months ago

LAKESIDE TO ANNOUNCE NEW FOOTBALL COACH

  Lakeside High School is hosting a news conference today to announce Steve Hibbitts has been named the school’s new football coach.  Hibbitts has been the head football coach at Westside High School in Richmond County  the past four seasons. Hibbitts replaces popular Lakeside coach Jarrett Troxler…..who announced last month he’s accepted the head coaching […]

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