POSTAL SERVICE SAYS IT’S A VICTIM OF HACKING ATTACK The U.S. Postal Service says it’s the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised. Personal information that may have been obtained in the attack includes employees’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, emergency […]
NOVEMBER 4TH ELECTION RESULTS Georgia Governor Nathan Deal wins a second four-year term, defeating Democratic challenger Jason Carter and Libertarian challenger Andrew Hunt. He had 53% of the vote. Casey Cagle will serve another term as Lieutenant Governor. Republican David Perdue will be Georgia’s next U.S. Senator. He defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn and Libertarian Amanda […]
RICK ALLEN HEADED TO WASHINGTON Republican Rick Allen will become the new 12th District Congressman after defeating John Barrow with 55% of the vote yesterday. Barrow was seeking a 6th term in office. Allen takes office in January. Barrow made no comment about his future plans.
ONLY COLUMBIA COUNTY HAD VOTER TURNOUT OVER 50% Columbia County Board of Elections Director Nancy Gay says 53.3% of the registered voters in Columbia County voted in the general election. The initial number reported was just over 35%, but Gay said the number hadn’t been updated on the county’s website until this morning. Meanwhile, voter […]
FORMER DEPUTY OPENS FIRE IN WALMART A former Richmond County deputy is being evaluated after opening fire in the Walmart store on Deans Bridge Road early this morning. Jessie Jackson, a 24-year veteran of the sheriff’s office before he was fired 3 years ago, had been working as a store security manager for Walmart. Sources […]
NEW BUS ROUTE BEGINS IN RICHMOND COUNTY A new bus route from Augusta Mall to Fort Gordon is scheduled to begin service today. The hourly morning and afternoon weekday service, along with Saturday service, is being tested for six months. The bus route includes a stop on Gordon Highway at Barton Chapel Road, along with […]
BURGLARY SUSPECT SOUGHT IN AIKEN COUNTY A burglary suspect is on the loose in Aiken County. Deputies and a bloodhound team are currently searching an area on Pine Log Road near Beech Island Avenue. The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans and faced black […]
UNISYS TO BRING 700 JOBS TO AUGUSTA A $3.5 billion global provider of information technology services is bringing 700 jobs to Augusta over the next 5 years. Governor Nathan Deal announced this morning that Unisys will initially use its new service center here to provide services to the U.S. Army. The company expects to hire […]