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Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

GEORGIA ANNOUNCES NEW TESTING SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS

  Out with the old tests and in with the new.  The Georgia Department of Education announced Wednesday that students will no longer take the CRCT or the EOCT to measure how they are performing. The department will implement the Milestones Assessment System during the upcoming academic year.  It will be aligned to the Common […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS BUDGET MEETING TONIGHT

  The Aiken County School Board is holding a special meeting later today to let the public weigh-in on the proposed budget for the upcoming school year. The board is not seeking any tax increases in the proposed $48.6 million budget. It includes a step increase for most school system employees and a two percent […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

COOLING CENTERS OPEN IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

  Cooling centers opened Monday in Columbia County and they’ll stay open through the end of September to give folks without air conditioning a place to seek relief from the summer heat. Seven cooling centers are spread across the county including Patriots Park, the Harlem Senior Center, and the Bessie Thomas Community Center.  For more […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

WOMAN SHOT AND KILLED BY AIKEN DEPUTY

  An autopsy is scheduled today on the body of an Aiken woman shot and killed Monday by a sheriff’s deputy.  Investigators say 52 year old Deborah McCollum called 911 threatening suicide and was shot as she brandished a gun at officers who arrived at her home in the 2400 block of Andrews Circle. The […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBER IDENTIFIED

  Aiken County authorities have identified one of the suspects in an armed robbery last month at the Minit Shop in Gloverville. They say 24 year old Marvin Barefield of Aiken was driving the Ford Explorer that left the scene of the robbery.  He’s wanted for armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

BARROW ANNOUNCES $1.9 MILLION FEMA GRANT FROM ICE STORMS

  U.S. Congressman John Barrow says the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded Planters Electric Membership Corporation in Millen a $1.9 million grant in response to extensive damage done to its infrastructure during the winter storms in February.  The infrastructure serves Richmond, Burke, Emanuel and Screven Counties. Barrow said, “FEMA’s job is to help local governments […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

ONE IN CUSTODY, ONE STILL SOUGHT IN BURGLARY

  One person is in custody and another is still being sought in connection with a weekend burglary at a convenience store on Mike Padgett Highway. It happened at the C-Mart Travel Center Friday. Surveillance video shows two men breaking into the store, but authorities say they took off when an alarm went off. One […]

Mary Liz Nolan

7 months ago

HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY FRAUD SUSPECT

Click to view all surveillance photos :  Jones 14-001155 The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who used a lost debit card to deposit counterfeit checks into his account. Police say the suspect withdrew close to $3,000 after he deposited the checks. The victim’s card […]

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